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The Weird and Woeful World of American ‘Journalism’

As practiced today, ‘journalism’ from most media outlets is actually
advocacy for Leftist viewpoints

Jeff Davidson

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“Progressive” journalists (an oxymoron) are at a loss on how to continue to prop up Joe Biden and his administration after the the historic blunders in Afghanistan and considering the extreme damage done in U.S. relations with NATo members.

Now, suppose that you are a graduate student majoring in journalism, enrolled in one of the premier programs in the U.S., such as Northwestern University, Washington and Lee University, Emerson College, the University of Missouri at Columbia, or some other top-ranking school. You will finish your studies soon, and heck you could even be reporting on Biden within months.

Since the second grade, you’ve been indoctrinated by Left-leaning teachers. During your undergraduate years in college, you were further indoctrinated. Still, once you earn your master’’s degree, you seek to be as objective as possible in your reporting. You acknowledge that most stories contain at least two angles and you will peruse the unexplored territory that most industry professionals seem to continually ‘overlook.’

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Graduation day finally arrives, and you’ve landed a job at a noteworthy media outlet, either in television, newspapers, or magazines or on the internet. Your initial assignments as a ‘cub’ reporter involve routine and mundane local events. However, after a short time on the job, you’re elevated to statewide news reporting, and then to political reporting.

You intend to fully cover all sides of the first issue you’ve been assigned, but guess what? Your editor discusses how this and other articles will play out. In other words, you are told the conclusion before you even begin your assignments. The conclusions invariably are ‘the Right is bad,’ and ‘the Left is good.’ Your assignments are to accent the Left’s point of view and to disparage the Right.

Now you’re thinking, “Okay it’s not always going to be like this. Certainly, some issues merit a balanced perspective.” As time marches on, you realize it’s never going to be that way. 

‘Advocacy Journalism’ is not Journalism 

As practiced today, ‘journalism’ from most media outlets is actually advocacy journalism for Leftist viewpoints. As such, the 2020 summer riots were not really riots, if your organization reported on them at all. What about Hunter Biden’s incriminating laptop? It is ‘Russian disinformation.’ 

The contentious election of 2020? Be serious! Top officials said it was the cleanest election in U.S. history, and who are we to dig further, despite +2500 affidavits from eyewitnesses in the trenches, who fully documented the vast criminality that transpired? As for Joe Biden’s ever-advancing dementia? In ‘Leftist world,’ it simply does not exist, until, of course, substantial benefits emerge for replacing him. Then, coverage of Biden’s mental decline will be plastered all over creation.

As time passes, your personal quest for objectivity becomes a fleeting thought. You are now a staunch, well-paid advocacy journalist, doing your part for the cause! Any news item or issue to which you’ve been assigned is reported one way, and one way only, and the conclusion is predetermined.

Suppose you’re one of the few, however, who realize that ‘American Pravda’ journalism is no better than Soviet Pravda, and in many respects, far worse. In the old Soviet Union, readers knew that state-controlled ‘journalists’ were lying to them. In the U.S., legions of readers of Leftist-bent organizations such as The New York Times and The Washington Post sincerely believe that they’re being offered a balanced perspective.

You play the game anyway, write or report what you’re assigned, reach preordained conclusions, and in time, succumb to your own self-delusion: ‘Of course’ you’re being objective (think: Jim Acosta, Brian Williams, Paul Krugman, Eugene Robinson, Carl Bernstein, Chris Cizilla, Ana Cabrera, David Muir, Joy Reid, Dana Bash, Charles Blow, Nicole Wallace, Chuck Todd, etc.) 

Only a Few Can Emerge

The sad reality is that few can emulate a Sharyl Attkisson, Bernie Goldberg, or Lara Logan. Each was a mainstream journalist who could no longer tolerate the hypocrisy, the lies, and the outright slander. Legions of others tried to break from the pack, but couldn’t make a living on their own. As such, most ‘journalists’ are indentured servants of the Leftist mindset, who never successfully breakaway, unless they decide to scrap it all, and enter some other profession.

When you hear buffoons like Joe Scarborough, or Jonathan Karl, or even Leslie Stahl or Andrea Mitchell, consider that they might not have always been shills for Leftist ideology. Once, they likely aspired to be objective, fair-minded, and unbiased in their reporting. Lured by elevated job titles and rising wages and benefits, they succumbed. Now, each has long labored under corporate edicts and can no longer differentiate between truth and their organization’s non-stop propaganda. 

Each of them could probably pass a lie detector about their commitment to ‘fair’ and ‘accurate’ reporting. So, for five years running, we are fed bogus reports about a Trump / Russia connection, of which there is none. We then endure phony impeachment proceedings, the first initiated as a result of one single anonymous whistleblower, which is the most that the Left generally musters. Now we encounter endless stories about Biden’s political acumen….  Oh, please.

The Twilight Zone of Objective Reporting

What a world, as some of the most respected names in ‘journalism’ are mere puppets to the organizational regimes which pay them! They offer a Twilight Zone rendition of what’s occurring in the world. And each of us is supposed to accept this rendition, despite a plethora of evidence to the contrary.

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FBI Informants Stormed Capitol on Jan. 6th, Muddying MSM Narrative

The infotainment industry is going to have a hard time spinning this one.

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For months on end, those who stormed the Capitol on January 6th claimed that there were interlopers among them, possibly even working to incite the violence and bring trouble to their ranks.

Of course, the mainstream media wasn’t having it.  They had the MAGA Movement right where they wanted them, and there was no scenario in which they were going to let this precious attack on the far-right go to waste.  No, they had decided that this was purely an incident of their own doing, and that they should be punished and ostracized ad nauseam on account of it.

But new reports seem to indicate that yes, indeed, there were some double agents among the throngs of Americans who stormed the building, and it’s putting the infotainment industry in a real bind.

As scores of Proud Boys made their way, chanting and shouting, toward the Capitol on Jan. 6, one member of the far-right group was busy texting a real-time account of the march.

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The recipient was his F.B.I. handler.

In the middle of an unfolding melee that shook a pillar of American democracy — the peaceful transfer of power — the bureau had an informant in the crowd, providing an inside glimpse of the action, according to confidential records obtained by The New York Times. In the informant’s version of events, the Proud Boys, famous for their street fights, were largely following a pro-Trump mob consumed by a herd mentality rather than carrying out any type of preplanned attack.

And that’s not all:

After meeting his fellow Proud Boys at the Washington Monument that morning, the informant described his path to the Capitol grounds where he saw barriers knocked down and Trump supporters streaming into the building, the records show. At one point, his handler appeared not to grasp that the building had been breached, the records show, and asked the informant to keep him in the loop — especially if there was any violence.

The FBI has long been considered one of the shadier branches of federal law enforcement, often resorting to these sorts of tactics and infiltrations in order to achieve their mission.

For months on end, those who stormed the Capitol on January 6th claimed that there were interlopers among them, possibly even working to incite the violence and bring trouble to their ranks. Of course, the mainstream media wasn’t having it.  They had the MAGA Movement right where they wanted them, and there was no scenario in which they were going to let this precious attack on the far-right go to waste.  No, they had decided that this was purely an incident of their own doing, and that they should be punished and ostracized ad nauseam on account of it. But new reports seem to indicate that yes, indeed, there were some double agents among the throngs of Americans who stormed the building, and it’s putting the infotainment industry in a real bind. As scores of Proud Boys made their way, chanting and shouting, toward the Capitol on Jan. 6, one member of the far-right group was busy texting a real-time account of the march. The recipient was his F.B.I. handler. In the middle of an unfolding melee that shook a pillar of American democracy — the peaceful transfer of power — the bureau had an informant in the crowd, providing an inside glimpse of the action, according to confidential records obtained by The New York Times. In the informant’s version of events, the Proud Boys, famous for their street fights, were largely following a pro-Trump mob consumed by a herd mentality rather than carrying out any type of preplanned attack. And that’s not all: After meeting his fellow Proud Boys at the Washington Monument that morning, the informant described his path to the Capitol grounds where he saw barriers knocked down and Trump supporters streaming into the building, the records show. At one point, his handler appeared not to grasp that the…

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Vaccine Mandate Cold Cause Healthcare Worker Shortage in Major City

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With the number of Americans concerned about the potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine remaining steady, establishments that are now dealing in vaccine mandates are in for a rude awakening.

For months now, the vaccination rate has remained steady here in the United States, despite full FDA approval for some of the inoculations, and a steady stream of pressure from the Biden administration.  The issue is that, of all the folks who want to receive a vaccine, nearly all have.  Those remaining unvaccinated are doing so by choice.

And that’s why a coming vaccine mandate could wreak havoc on the New York City healthcare worker population.

New York state officials are bracing for staffing shortages when the state’s health care worker vaccination mandate takes effect on Monday, and could be looking to the National Guard — as well as medical professionals from other states and countries — to help address them.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul released a plan on Saturday, outlining the steps she could take to increase the workforce in the event that large numbers of hospital and nursing home employees do not meet the state’s deadline.

“We are still in a battle against COVID to protect our loved ones, and we need to fight with every tool at our disposal,” she said.

That could mean declaring a state of emergency to allow health care professionals licensed outside of New York, as well as recent graduates and retirees, to practice there. Other options include deploying medically trained National Guard members, partnering with the federal government to send Disaster Medical Assistance Teams to local health and medical systems and “exploring ways to expedite visa requests for medical professionals.”

And, to make matters worse, those who find themselves terminated for their choice to remain unvaccinated will not be eligible for unemployment benefits, further infuriating those who believe that waive their cache to receive an inoculation are being discriminated against.

With the number of Americans concerned about the potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine remaining steady, establishments that are now dealing in vaccine mandates are in for a rude awakening. For months now, the vaccination rate has remained steady here in the United States, despite full FDA approval for some of the inoculations, and a steady stream of pressure from the Biden administration.  The issue is that, of all the folks who want to receive a vaccine, nearly all have.  Those remaining unvaccinated are doing so by choice. And that’s why a coming vaccine mandate could wreak havoc on the New York City healthcare worker population. New York state officials are bracing for staffing shortages when the state’s health care worker vaccination mandate takes effect on Monday, and could be looking to the National Guard — as well as medical professionals from other states and countries — to help address them. Gov. Kathy Hochul released a plan on Saturday, outlining the steps she could take to increase the workforce in the event that large numbers of hospital and nursing home employees do not meet the state’s deadline. “We are still in a battle against COVID to protect our loved ones, and we need to fight with every tool at our disposal,” she said. That could mean declaring a state of emergency to allow health care professionals licensed outside of New York, as well as recent graduates and retirees, to practice there. Other options include deploying medically trained National Guard members, partnering with the federal government to send Disaster Medical Assistance Teams to local health and medical systems and “exploring ways to expedite visa requests for medical professionals.” And, to make matters worse, those who find themselves terminated for their choice to remain unvaccinated will not be eligible for unemployment benefits,…

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