Years ago, virtually every mainstream media pundit lambasted President Donald Trump for bringing the term “fake news” into the everyday conversation. By discrediting the national media, the president’s critics alleged the White House was threatening the fabric of democracy itself.
Fast-forward to 2019, and the media has been caught pushing at least two major national stories that were based entirely on lies and slander.
Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann was a racist and a homophobe and whatever else within minutes of a viral video circulating, with mainstream pundits repeated the debunked claim that he and his friends were shouting “build the wall” as a helpless Native American quietly protested by beating a drum in his face.
Jussie Smollett was both a hero and a victim as many of the same pundits parroted his claims that he was attacked by two white nationalists in the streets of Chicago at 2am during a blizzard. There was no attempt to wait for a police report or for any of the claims to be corroborated.
In the grand scheme of things, these are actually pretty minor examples. However, they’ve been so wildly debunked, that it’s hard to take the mainstream media seriously anymore. It’s clear that people like Don Lemon, Brian Stelter, and others like them are more interested in activism than journalism.
So, is this ever going to change? The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles takes this question head on in the video below.
~ Conservative Zone