The "Facebook Files" show the press is part of the censorship establishment, but that's not the worst part
There is no contrition for these members of the press. They proceed as if they have been right about everything and continue to decry the purveyors of disinformation -- even after it is shown that they were the worst offender.
A generous spin would be they are worthless, useful political tools. In truth these types are a true social malady, infecting and spreading the most damaging information and normalizing caustic and destructive behavior that is rotting our foundations and institutions from within.
Personally, I'm waiting for things to come full circle, and for Condé Nast or some similar large media company to announce their new online journal that will guarantee a lack of 'malinformation.'
They will unironically call this new publication 'Truth.'
The problem is that Matt is assuming that organs like The Washington Post are in the journalism business. They aren't anymore. They've become propaganda organs for whatever the Dem narrative or policy is at the moment and censors to suppress information that runs contrary to that narrative or policy. They're activists, not journalists.
Ah, the infamous “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated!”
Well done. Now do “transgender” propaganda.
The Federal Government: Your One and Only Source of Disinformation.
The persistent theme is: Any speech that suggests we should not be in a state of fear is considered disinformation.
Our situation as humans in the world will always contain some element of threat, no matter how minute, so to disregard or contextualize the threat can be classified as mal-/disinformation.
Russia, Trump, Climate, Infections, Straight White Men and their social structures of oppression -- all contain some threat or danger. Under this model, Silence may be Violence, but Context is Pretext (to Violence)
And if we're not in fear, we won't look to be saved by the government.
When you’re a true believer AND have the power, the ends justify the means every time. Free speech for me but not for thee.
Evidently it wasn't that embarrassing to them. Remember these were the same people who signed up for the Russian collusion case, the drinking bleach case, the insurrection case, the nothingburger Hunter Biden case, and the Hunter Laptop case. If they weren't embarrassed then, why do you think they would be embarrassed now. I think Glenn Greenwald said it best in a recent quote...
"There is no such thing as human power unmoored from principle, unmoored from ethics that will ever be anything but deeply corrupted. Once people tell themselves that they are fighting an evil so overarching that there are no ethical limits that can be recognized in what they do in the name of stopping it, those paths always lead to very dark places. "
I would say this definitely applies to the war in Ukraine and against Russia as well. We are being led to a very dark place under this administration and with the help of our institutions, academia and the media. Where this darkness will lead I cannot predict. but we are on our way....
Mal-information bad, Mao-information good.
That's why I call them paid-off, propaganda-peddling presstitutes.
I have no idea why The NY Times is still the "paper of record" when their journalists haven't been news reporters for years.
Elon should have bought Comcast then incinerated MSNBC.
I can’t say I’m shocked but it’s still disheartening to see how far journalism has fallen.
I’ve long thought that it’s just incentives at play. If the establishment journalists get on board then their eroding jobs can be saved (they will save them by being the only permissible source of news on these platforms).
Honestly, and just speculation, I wonder if it’s worse that this though. Would it even be surprising at this point to find that their is some sort of shadowy misinformation funding setup by the government that is directly funding legacy media orgs? It would be disheartening to me if this was the case, but certainly not shocking.
And two days ago the Washington Post wrote a very long piece about how Doctors who spoke out against vaccines and promoted Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine STILL haven't been prosecuted. It was a hit piece that was truly reprehensible and unapologetically STILL pro vaccine. Insane!
Facebook’s actions may have been understandable given the pressure the Biden administration was putting on them, but the actions of the press are unforgivable.
I mean look at the way the press treated Matt and Douglass Murray when they debated Malcolm Gladwell and Michelle Goldberg...and proceeded to beclown them.