Downplay things we don’t like … In the past month, evidence has continued to pile up of rampant partisanship within the Justice Department during the 2016 election and by those same people who now find themselves on Robert Mueller’s special counsel team. We have learned about the watering down of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of a private email server and people involved in investigating the 2016 election plotting an “insurance policy” for if Trump won. Faced with those bombshell facts, the leftist media has retreated into full protection mode. I’ve highlighted how folks like Brian Stelter deride any mention of these things — and how they compromise Mueller’s investigation — as “conspiracy theories.” Now the New York Times editorial board has joined the fray.
NewsBusters highlights how the Times has resorted to calling Fox News personalities drunken conspiracy theorists. That is straight-up Alinsky. Rule 5 for Radicals: “‘Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.’ There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.” Don’t argue on facts, argue on feelings; argue on what you want the truth to be.
Times says Obama lied only 18 times as president … If you needed another data point on the level of duplicity at the New York Times, here it is. The Times published a look at the lies of Donald Trump vs. the lies of Barack Obama. The Times could only come up with 18 lies over the entire presidency of Barack Obama. Sorry for making you snort out your coffee when you guffawed. Yes, only 18. You need to read this infuriating piece lest you think I’m lying.
Cleaning its own house … Vanity Fair reports on the NY Times’ investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct against Glenn Thrush. The Times is expected to finish its investigation “before Christmas.” The piece highlights that Times employees think there is a difference between Thrush and what Matt Lauer and others have been accused of. It seems like the Times is trying to make every effort to keep Thrush. Time will tell.
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No bias, none at all … CNN held a full-fledged wake and funeral for the internet yesterday. After the FCC voted 3-2 to end the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, CNN went into full mourning mode, even going so far as to declare the “end of the internet as we know it.” As with most things, CNN has bought into liberal hype and talking points. The only truth about anything in the world is that the only constant is change. The internet has been changing since the day the internet started as a DARPA project.
Breaking it down … The crescendo of misinformation and doom and gloom reached such a high pitch that I decided to address it in a Facebook Live yesterday, which you can watch here. My main point was that the free market will sort this out and that there is already tiered pricing on the internet. For instance, T-Mobile, my mobile network provider, disrupted the industry over the past few years by offering truly unlimited plans. As T-Mobile took market share from Verizon and AT&T, those companies matched the offers. That’s how the market works. Furthermore, there is already a tiered internet. Personally, I pay about $30 more per month to purchase gigabit internet service because I felt the plan I had wasn’t sufficient for video streaming.
Proving the point … As if on cue, Vice and Motherboard decried the end of “net neutrality” and pledged to offer a truly open and free ISP to fight the big telecom companies. Saying “I told you so” is usually uncouth. But, well, I told you so. The market will sort this out. If people want truly free and open internet, the market will provide an option of truly free and open internet, and people will buy it. That’s how the free market works!
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Robert Eno is the editor of the WTF MSM!? newsletter and director of retention for Blaze Media.