Noam Dworman clashes with Washington Post columnist Philip Bump, and the results aren't pretty
Bump is a fitting example of a mainstream media journalist. Zero curiosity, zero interest in holding power to account unless it's someone who doesn't play for Team Blue. He thinks his job is to be an attorney for Biden.
This dude covering his eyes and ears like two thirds of the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” monkey caricature set is comical. Complete circular logic. I listened to that podcast and all he had was “you’re not listening to me, I’m telling you what the facts are - you choose not to believe the facts as I dictate them to you, how dare you try and present facts that I’ve clearly stated aren’t factual”. Full. Blown. Clown. World.
About five minutes later Noam again brings up media, and Bump says, “But again, you’re attacking the press, because you refuse to listen to what we’re saying.”
Oh, we're listening all right . . . we just don't buy it.
When Noam asks, “What’s been debunked?” Bump says, “I’ve written about this!” He adds, “It’s been debunked in the sense that I’ve already addressed this, and presented the counter-arguments to it.”
Well, you know, that's just like uh, your opinion, man.
Indeed, Matt -- i, too, for most of my 50 years identified as a moderate leftist on most issues; I thought that was the team that stood for open-mindedness and a "live and let live" philosophy, which sounded good. But both the Trump presidency and the Covid19 experience has thrown into stark relief what everyone's true priorities and allegiances are. My eyes have been opened, and it seems clear to me as a long-time subscriber that yours have been too. Turns out, our former "friends" care not at all for Truth when it is truly Inconvenient. And yes, these smug comfortable "expert" types really do believe that what they want to be true is, simply because they and all their credentialed (by the Military-Industrial-Big Data Surveillance controlled establishment) say it should be so. We can hope enough of us have unplugged from the Matrix to band together and resist this crap. But I fear they may have successfully divided us along too many lines already... (Hint, folks: stop blaming the national Democratic OR Republican parties -- they're 2 sides of the same rotten corrupt machine.)
"Bump repeatedly tells Noam his problem is that he’s not accepting his, Bump’s, versions of things."
See, if you'd just accept the idea that space aliens or maybe a talking cat deposited the money in Joe Biden's bank account - just because - then there would be no crime. And the WaPo and the NYT assure us - assure us - that this is all totally plausible and in fact, happens every day in comic books.
But at the same time, the same MSM assures us that the Russiagate conspiracy theory is a 169% pure 24K gold article of faith, in spite of being a crackpot conspiracy theory when viewed in light of all available evidence, not to mention basic common sense.
Very strange things happen to people's brains (and very strange things fall from their mouths) once they tie themselves to the mast of certain beliefs but cannot publicly honestly admit their reasons or motivations.
All of us here know the inside of Bump's brain better than he does: his cohort has decided that all things are allowed in the hunt for their Orange/White Whale, that they are sick of listening to the grubby plebs who didn't go to the right schools and don't work for prestige corporations inside the gates of the Imperial City, and they want us to shut up and do, say and vote as we're told by our obvious betters.
But as they can't just come out and say this they have to resort to various lies and tantrums: "I already told you all you need to know about Hunter and his laptop (and every other issue), why can't you just shut up and obey?!"
Democracy™ dies when a WaPo reporter is asked to publicly explain himself.
“[Trump’s] become an anti-God, of a faith that requires constant worship. When do we get to go back to being atheists?”
This interview with Bump just highlights that he either has no idea what is really going on or is plainly being deceitful. Neither option is acceptable for a guy in his role. It just shows that none of these propagandists can even defend the stances they take as they are not based in objective truth, nor are the issues even well understood by the narrative propagators.
I think you nailed the core problem about the "blue bubble" view of Trump as an "anti-God" -- in fact, one could make a serious argument that the decline of media was stoked ever since Trump's ascent to the White House in 2017. They lost their collective minds and all their bad decisions, their sins of omissions, their propagandist missives about Biden and Democrats -- all of these are driven by the singular goal of banning Trump from the public square (and the White House).
The media feels that they are in a war (against Trump) and nothing less than our country is at stake. And as Sen. Hiram Johnson said over 100 years ago, "The first casualty of war is truth" and the media's goal is no longer truth but defeating their enemies.
The near complete lack of interest in the IRS Whistleblowers' testimony is unique in American history.
2 highly regarded IRS agents revealed bank records showing $17 million dollars paid to 9 different Biden family members, including kids, siblings, teen grandkids and a guidance counselor in law, by multiple foreign corporations. The payments were churned thru 20 shell corps and generated 170 suspicious activity reports (SAR). The vast majority of Americans will never have one SAR in their lifetime. Have more than a couple and many banks will refuse your business. The Biden clan had 170. Later another $3 million dollars in similar payments were found.
The payments were made without contracts or invoices. It remains unclear if appropriate taxes were paid. Some payments followed phone calls or suppers with Joe. All were made while Joe was VP. No Biden has claimed the bank records are erroneous or fraudulent. No explanation as to what the Biden teenagers and the Guidance Counselor in law, did to earn paydays from half way around the world. The only Dem defense has been, everything is kosher because there was no direct deposit into Joe's account.
If that is the new standard, working in DC is about to be a lot more lucrative. An Israeli Corp can send each of Ted Cruz's daughters a million bucks int their college accounts, days before Cruz lobbies for more Israeli aid, and everything is fine? Understand not being a Trump fan, but this wasn't a sweetheart deal on a beach house remodel. This could easily be the largest bribery scandal in the US Executive Branch ever, and not one journalist seems interested in investigating. Can you please explain that Matt?
"......substituting checklists of unquestioned assumptions for thought."
Does that not hit the nail on the head with a resounding bang?
It's absurd for Phillip Bump to say, "I already debunked that idea," when the real statement should be, "I already presented a counter-argument to that idea." As much as I hate using the term, "debunking" is a way of saying, "I've proven you wrong." A counter-argument is just that: A different explanation for the same set of facts. For Bump to say that just because he states an opinion that it's automatically factual is as dishonest as Dr Anthony Fauci stating, "I am science!" and implying that what he said was automatically true.
Luis Molina : "You atheists never stop talking about God!" - Kiss Of The Spider Woman
If Trump is on the ballot, I have a feeling these types of people could be in for a pretty rude awakening come Election Day.
And of course, once again, they will wonder how it could have happened and will conclude that it was all Cornel West's fault.
These WaPo hacks are not interested in journalism. They are the product of liberal colleges that have agenda that has nothing to do with truth.