NBC's Lester Holt Just Comes Right out and Says It: No Need to Hear Both Sides to Learn 'Truth', 'Fairness Is Overrated'

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What a sad commentary on our times when we come to a point of crediting a “mainstream” media news anchor for experiencing a brief moment of honesty and telling us what we’ve known about him and his left-wing media comrades for years if not decades.

As “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt sees it, we’ve reached a point in America where the need to hear both sides of an issue before deciding what’s true and what’s not should go the way of the rotary telephone. Yup, in Lester’s mind, “fairness is overrated.”

“Shockingly,” Holt received praise from his liberal media comrades who also believe — to once again borrow from “Blazing Saddles”: “Both sides of a story?! We don’t need no stinking both sides of a story!” Holt said on Tuesday night while accepting an award at the 45th (Edward R.) Murrow Symposium our world has changed.

“I think it’s become clear that fairness is overrated […] the idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in.

“That the sun sets in the west is a fact. Any contrary view does not deserve our time or attention. [super-flawed analogy].

“Decisions to not give unsupported arguments equal time are not a dereliction of ‘journalistic responsibility‘ [ROTFL] or some kind of agenda, in fact, it’s just the opposite.”

Uh-huh. Do you mean like the Donald Trump/Russian “collusion” story, Lester?

Remember how much time you personally spent on that nothingburger? I do.

On the contrary, remember how much you didn’t personally spend on the Hunter Biden email scandal? Yeah, I remember that, too.

Lester also said “providing an open platform for misinformation, for anyone to come [and] say whatever they want, especially when issues of public health and safety are at stake, can be quite dangerous,” before he declared the duty of reporters to be “fair to the truth.” (Gimme a sec— BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!)

Again, Lester, see: “Russian collusion,” “Hunter Biden laptop scandal.”

Coupla problems, Lester.

First, you used a very simple indisputable fact — the sun does indeed set in the west — in an incorrect and transparent attempt to extrapolate and conflate often complex political debates with facts that require zero discussion.

Lemme give you an example.

You and your left-wing comrades believe it’s a fact that banning “assault rifles” (which don’t exist, so you’re already wrong, here) from law-abiding Americans would eliminate mass shootings. You also believe that slapping “Gun-Free Zone” signs all over America will eliminate gun violence in “gun-free-protected” locations.

Both of your “facts” are nonsense. Statistics prove as much.

Yet there you people are, running as fast as your little left-wing legs can carry you, after every mass shooting, to go all Rahm Emanuel and exploit the living hell out of each gun “crisis.” You know, that Little Napoleon admonished you not to “waste.”

Second, and even more important, who do you suggest should be the arbiter of what’s true and what’s not? Fox News, or CNN? The Democrat Party, or the Republican Party? Conservatives, or so-called “progressives”? (Rhetorical questions, Lester; we already know the answers, my delusional friend.)

On that last point, Lester? Daily Caller social media associate Greg Price tweeted a bit of news I’d like to share with you (h/t to Sister Toldjah for sending along the tweet) that “might” rain on your condescending parade, but the percentage of Americans who trust traditional media has fallen from between 55 and 60 percent in 2012 (not a sterling number even then) to under 50 percent — closer to 45 percent — now.

And as you can clearly see, Lester, that downward slide is steep. I’m not a broadcast media expert nor a statistician, Lester, but it appears to me that the steep nosedive in which you and your smug colleagues now find yourselves is not going to be easy to pull out of — know what I mean?

As reported by Fox News, Cornell Law Professor and media critic William A. Jacobson didn’t think Holt’s remarks apply to the modern world where outspoken liberals are often working as journalists.

“In a better world in which the mainstream major media had a history of fairness and non-partisanship, Holt’s point that journalism inherently involves filtering information might make sense.

“This is not such a better world, this is a world in which the mainstream major media wears its partisanship on its sleeve, manipulating the news cycle to the advantage of Democrats.

In the real world, Holt’s advice simply justifies media political bias.”

Amen, professor, amen.

Oh, and, Lester? I enjoyed the bit. Have you considered stand-up comedy?