MSM in retreat, Braxton Braggs of the Right hardest hit

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MSM in retreat, Braxton Braggs of the Right hardest hit

Taken aback, Longstreet at last saw what the trou­ble was. Bragg was miffed because his design for herd­ing the blue coats into McLemore’s Cove had gone astray…In other words, if he could not win in just the way he wanted, he did not care about win­ning at all, or any­how he wanted no per­sonal share in such a victory

Shelby Foote The Civil War A Nar­ra­tive Fred­er­icks­burg to Merid­ian p 744

If there has been one con­stant in the story of the rise of the alter­nate media it’s that the main­stream media out­lets have been biased against con­ser­vatism and have served as defacto media arm of left­ists in gen­eral and the Demo­c­rat party in particular.

The MSM’s unwill­ing­ness to report hon­estly bury­ing sto­ries unfa­vor­able to lib­eral memes like

while push­ing and defend­ing thin or false sto­ries to advance said memes

is what made folks like Matt Drudge, Instapun­dit and me what we are today.

In fact the bias of the left is so bad that not only does News­busters doc­u­ment it daily but their annual din­ner high­light­ing jour­nal­ism worst abuses of the year is prac­ti­cally the nerd prom of the right.

So I’m slightly sur­prised when I see tweets like this upset at some of the POTUS’ tweets about press ethics or lack thereof


Matt used to be at News­busters con­cerned by things like this

The irony is palat­able par­tic­u­larly given this

and this

and of course this

I under­stand that some of my fel­low con­ser­v­a­tives don’t like or trust Don­ald Trump but this doesn’t require pity for the dis­hon­est media. I’d say Iowa­hawk puts it very well as always in two tweets

Per­son­ally I don’t under­stand the frus­tra­tion of any con­ser­v­a­tive, even one who hates Trump over all this. Con­sider this lament from the Bal­ti­more Sun

Trump lashed out at Buz­zFeed in his press con­fer­ence today, call­ing it a “fail­ing pile of garbage.” He also refused to take a ques­tion from a CNN cor­re­spon­dent Jim Acosta.

I’m not going to give you a ques­tion,” Trump told Acosta. “You are fake news.”

I wish he had saved all his wrath for Buz­zFeed, which clearly deserves it.

Thanks to Buz­zFeed, all of us in the press are diminished.

or the Sight of reports on CNN cut­ting and run­ning from Buz­zfeed:

CNN dis­tances itself from Buz­zFeed, says Trump is using the web­site ‘to deflect from CNN’s reporting’

or the joy of Chuck Todd sud­denly decid­ing that Buz­zfeed isn’t a great news source:

and NBC under­min­ing CNN

Less than 18 months ago every con­ser­v­a­tive I know would have given their eye teeth to dis­credit the dis­hon­est and dis­hon­or­able MSM and break their power. Now that it’s hap­pen­ing because of Trump some con­ser­v­a­tives are sud­denly wor­ried about this kind of thing.

Let me remind every­one that there is an easy way for the MSM to stop bleed­ing it’s cred­i­bil­ity by act­ing like a bunch of Democ­rats with bylines:

Stop act­ing like a bunch of Democ­rats with bylines!


That’s it, do who what when where and why, con­firm your sto­ries and make sure you have at least one or two peo­ple with a dif­fer­ent ide­o­log­i­cal bent who can see the bias you can’t before you pub­lish and you’ll be fine but I sus­pect for the left that’s too high a price to pay for credibility.

As for me I sug­gest rather than bemoan­ing Trump I sug­gest sit­ting back and enjoy­ing the MSM crash­ing and burn­ing around me.

Clos­ing Thought, as I recall part of the phony Buz­zfeed story was a sug­ges­tion that Don­ald Trump has an affin­ity for some sex­ual prac­tices that some might find deviant.

Can any­one really any time in the last 8 years when any cri­tique, let alone con­dem­na­tion of deviant sex­ual prac­tices did not elicit a cry of Bigot from places like Buz­zfeed why did they con­sider the idea, false that it was, that Trump enjoyed such prac­tices a cause for cel­e­bra­tion and loudly con­demn any­one who said otherwise?


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Taken aback, Longstreet at last saw what the trouble was. Bragg was miffed because his design for herding the blue coats into McLemore’s Cove had gone astray…In other words, if he could not win in just the way he wanted, he did not care about winning at all, or anyhow he wanted no personal share in such a victory

Shelby Foote The Civil War A Narrative Fredericksburg to Meridian p 744

If there has been one constant in the story of the rise of the alternate media it’s that the mainstream media outlets have been biased against conservatism and have served as defacto media arm of leftists in general and the Democrat party in particular.

The MSM’s unwillingness to report honestly burying stories unfavorable to liberal memes like

while pushing and defending thin or false stories to advance said memes

is what made folks like Matt Drudge, Instapundit and me  what we are today.

In fact the bias of the left is so bad that not only does Newsbusters document it daily but their annual dinner highlighting journalism worst abuses of the year is practically the nerd prom of the right.

So I’m slightly surprised when I see tweets like this upset at some of the POTUS’ tweets about press ethics or lack thereof


Matt used to be at Newsbusters concerned by things like this

The irony is palatable particularly given this

and this

and of course this

I understand that some of my fellow conservatives don’t like or trust Donald Trump but this doesn’t require pity for the dishonest media. I’d say Iowahawk puts it very well as always in two tweets

Personally I don’t understand the frustration of any conservative, even one who hates Trump over all this. Consider this lament from the Baltimore Sun

Trump lashed out at BuzzFeed in his press conference today, calling it a “failing pile of garbage.” He also refused to take a question from a CNN correspondent Jim Acosta.

“I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump told Acosta. “You are fake news.”

I wish he had saved all his wrath for BuzzFeed, which clearly deserves it.

Thanks to BuzzFeed, all of us in the press are diminished.

or the Sight of reports on CNN cutting and running from Buzzfeed:

CNN distances itself from BuzzFeed, says Trump is using the website ‘to deflect from CNN’s reporting’

or the joy of Chuck Todd suddenly deciding that Buzzfeed isn’t a great news source:

and NBC undermining CNN

Less than 18 months ago every conservative I know would have given their eye teeth to discredit the dishonest and dishonorable MSM and break their power. Now that it’s happening because of Trump some conservatives are suddenly worried about this kind of thing.

Let me remind everyone that there is an easy way for the MSM to stop bleeding it’s credibility by acting like a bunch of Democrats with bylines:

Stop acting like a bunch of Democrats with bylines!


That’s it, do who what when where and why, confirm your stories and make sure you have at least one or two people with a different ideological bent who can see the bias you can’t before you publish and you’ll be fine but I suspect for the left that’s too high a price to pay for credibility.

As for me I suggest rather than bemoaning Trump I suggest sitting back and enjoying the MSM crashing and burning around me.

Closing Thought, as I recall part of the phony Buzzfeed story was a suggestion that Donald Trump has an affinity for some sexual practices that some might find deviant.

Can anyone really any time in the last 8 years when any critique, let alone condemnation of deviant sexual practices did not elicit a cry of Bigot from places like Buzzfeed why did they consider the idea, false that it was, that Trump enjoyed such practices a cause for celebration and loudly condemn anyone who said otherwise?


2016 Fabulous 50 Blog AwardsIt’s 2017 and we have a new chance to make our annual goal which requires $61 a day.

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