I sat stunned while reading this article about the media getting things badly wrong about this past Tuesday’s election. The reason why I’m stunned is because it’s written by Will Rahn, a “political correspondent and managing director, politics, for CBS News Digital.”
Rahn’s article doesn’t pull punches. For instance, Rahn wrote “It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly #WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory. More than that and more importantly, we also missed the story, after having spent months mocking the people who had a better sense of what was going on.”
Proof that Rahn didn’t pull his punches came when he wrote “This is all symptomatic of modern journalism’s great moral and intellectual failing: its unbearable smugness. Had Hillary Clinton won, there’s be a winking ‘we did it’ feeling in the press, a sense that we were brave and called Trump a liar and saved the republic.”
After that, Rahn really unloads:
There’s been some sympathy from the press, sure: the dispatches from “heroin country” that read like reports from colonial administrators checking in on the natives. But much of that starts from the assumption that Trump voters are backward, and that it’s our duty to catalogue and ultimately reverse that backwardness. What can we do to get these people to stop worshiping their false god and accept our gospel?
We diagnose them as racists in the way Dark Age clerics confused medical problems with demonic possession. Journalists, at our worst, see ourselves as a priestly caste. We believe we not only have access to the indisputable facts, but also a greater truth, a system of beliefs divined from an advanced understanding of justice.
That’s the definition of smugness. It’s why Trump was smart running against ‘the media’. Simply put, the media is corrupt. They’re complicit in attempting to rig the election. There’s little doubt that Mrs. Clinton counted on the media’s support to get her message out.
This interview is must watch TV:
Authored By Let Freedom Ring Blog