Your source to mainline the mainstream media mayhem
First, there is a brief look at the 50th Anniversary of the break-in at the Watergate complex in D.C., kicking off the most famous journalism investigation and installing the Washington Post as a serious news outlet. I then reflect on how recent actions at the paper show how it has fallen from those heights.
Next, I show how a recent column at PolitiFact was meant to defend from harsh criticism but instead managed to expose how the site targets one side of the political aisle.
Then there is a look at a trend that is picking up in the press, as journalists who are not receiving expected responses from business are now pushing corporations in order to get public statements on pet projects, to forward the desired narrative.
And for the Friday Document Dump™, we have hits on the J-6 hearing, Scarborough vs. Scarborough, Time & tampons, Rolling Stone criticizing a movie it did not watch, and how CNN thinks Donald Trump defeated Bill Clinton.
Now crack one open and enjoy some media mockery.
- The Golden Anniversary of a break-in! (Okay, and some decent journalism to follow.)
- Meanwhile, the same paper today is a bit of a mess.
- Politifact column defends its writers but exposes its bias.
- As companies shy away from social controversy, the press now tries to force its opinions.
- The silence from Brian Stelter is notable, as PBS stations run “Curious George” over the hearing.
- Time Magazine speculates males are to blame for the looming tampon shortage.
- Rolling Stone scorched Matt Walsh’s film “What Is A Woman”. He proved they never watched it.
- John Avlon feels Bill Clinton should have won in 2016, we guess (see tweet, below).
Recall, FoxNews is said to be a fake news network because they cannot even get the small things correct, according to CNN experts.
How many editorial layers missed @JohnAvlon insisting Bill Clinton ran for president in 2016? pic.twitter.com/sHWDmchICa
— Lie-Able Sources (@LieAbleSources) June 16, 2022