Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic has an article titled Why Does the American Media Get Big Stories Wrong? where he tries to use the typical liberal mumbo jumbo bullshit to supposedly respond to an article by a conservative pointing out that the LSM gets the story wrong because they are a bunch of biased idiots too eager to serve their leftists masters and keep the narrative going.
His whole article is nevertheless worth reading (with the caution that Tyler Cowen wisely counsels). At its best, “Our American Pravda” is a vital reminder that many things we’re told are wrong; that we aren’t told many things of vital importance; and that the U.S. media is rife with flaws, many of them easily identifiable. Unz does a service by highlighting these shortcomings powerfully and compellingly. What explains them? Below I offer several theories and observations, noting concurrences and several disagreements with Unz’s analysis as needed.
He could/should have just written a one liner saying “Yes, we fuck it up because we are nothing but mouthpieces for the DNC. Reporting what serves their agenda and sitting on stories that don’t.”, and he would have gotten it right. The analysis he offers is a whitewash of that obvious fact. Our media has their lips firmly planted against DNC ass. It prevents them from seeing what’s really going on. Can you imagine the LSM being as blasé and defensive as they are now of the numerous Obama Administration scandals if this was happening back some 6 or so years ago? Yeah, I thought so.