As a graduate with a degree in journalism and public communication, seeing the media’s blatant attempts to try and subvert the conversation about the DNC leak last summer was infuriating. It was 24 hours of “Russia done did it!” A pathetic dodge that fooled only the same liberals who were going to suck Hillary’s dick anyway. Do I support Trump? Fuck no. But seeing evidence being released of a political candidate working in collusion with the media to outright rig the primaries was fucking infuriating. We all got to watch democracy fail in front of us, and just like every other time I’ve watched it fail, nobody cared. Not really. Because then the narrative become, “if you don’t support Hillary, you support Trump!” Or they tried to hide under the email scandals skirts. Even now, all the “But her emails!” memes sure do not want to talk about the REAL reason we hated that cuntbag. It’s so frustrating.
But now we know that it was not Russia. In the Daily Mail (article linked here), they discuss an article from The Nation, where a series of experts came forward with information that the amount of information leaked to WikiLeaks was too large to be done over the Internet. It would have had to be someone inside the camp getting the information directly from there. In other words, someone in Hillary’s camp grew a conscience (hard to see, I know, given Hillary’s outright refusal to admit that ANY of what she did was wrong) and leaked the information. The news media is unable to do their fucking job, so of course it was from an outside source. If they could do any REAL investigative reporting, what a wonderful world it would be.
What do we hear, now that all the “Russia did it!” crap has been debunked? Not a lot. In fact, it’s pretty much radio silence. You’d think this would be big news. Proof that the left’s eagerness to restart the Cold War to cover Hillary’s ass sure was misplaced. But nope. It’s just lots of silence. Though, there was a report from New York Magazine where they made the argument that The Nation’s article was poorly written. So that invalidates the information they got? Un-fucking-real. Will you people say ANYTHING to avoid taking responsibility?!
Just once, I’d like to see a news outlet with integrity. They don’t exist. Not anymore. How I’d love to find the teacher I had for Journalism and the First Amendment. She made the argument that the news in this country isn’t nearly as broken as I claimed it was in a class discussion. Wrong, bitch! Now we know that it is. Because when the news was caught in a lie, rather than taking responsibility, what did they do? “RUSSIA!” When they were caught using that as a dodge because now we have evidence that it wasn’t Russia?
If the media is this incapable of admitting when they do wrong, then what is their ethical standard? What is the line that ethically-void talking heads like Rachel Maddow draws? Where is that place that CNN is willing to admit that what they did was wrong at? I genuinely want a fucking answer. We all know that Hillary will NEVER admit that anything she did is wrong. She released a fucking book called “What Happened,” which is basically her denying what really happened. What happened is you, moron! What happened is the fact that your a vindictive cunt, who was so desperate to get your turn at the wheel that you rigged the primary against a candidate who would have destroyed Trump. That’s what fucking happened!
All I want is some sign that the field of journalism is something other than sellouts and ideologues. Just one. Just one goddamn sign that the field has some redemptive qualities. But no! They get busted putting their hands in the cookie jar and all they can do is deflect and then hope if they don’t talk about it for long enough that everyone will go away. Because hey, if you can’t make those almighty dollars and get in tight with the heir apparent (at least in her mind) to the Presidency, then what are you doing?
Moments like these make me feel like I wasted my time with this degree. After all, if everything that comes out these days is just click-bait bullshit, then the field really is dead. Now it’s just ideologues on one side of the fence or the other telling their audience exactly what they want to hear. I follow liberal and conservatives, and see a complete lack of nuance on any side. When I am seeing Laci Green giving the most nuanced perspective these days on Twitter, something is fucking wrong! Not that anyone cares. Or ever will. After all, better to just be told what you want to hear. This country is so lost.
Until next time, a quote,
“An empire toppled by its enemies can rise again. But one that crumbles from within? That’s dead.” – Baron Zemo, Captain America: Civil War