Who says that Americans don't agree on anything anymore?
According to a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 58% of U.S. Voters at least somewhat agree with this statement: "[t]he media are “truly the enemy of the people”, while only 36% disagreed with that statement. As a subset of those numbers thirty-four percent (34%) strongly agreed with the statement with only twenty-three percent (23%) strongly disagreeing.
This folks, is a pretty big white pill on a Friday afternoon. A big part of pushing back on the lunacy of the Left involves the dismantling of their powerful propaganda machine. This doesn't come in the form of de-platforming influential progressive activists (aka "journalists") because it's become apparent that Big Tech agrees with their political views.
No, to stirp the corporate media of some of its influence, people have to stop watching and/or realize that what they're watching is carefully crafted narratives, rather than objective news.
And. . . it kind of looks like we're seeing both. We've already share with you several blogs about how CNN and MSNBC's ratings are in the absolute crapper right now (CNN’s most popular show finished behind 14 different Fox News shows). Now it looks like people are waking up to the fact that "journalism" is no longer about "speaking truth to power" as much as it is about serving as the mouthpiece for the DNC and progressive organizations. In the same Rasmussen Reports poll mentioned above, the respondents were asked "how serious of a problem is “fake news” in the media?" 83% of those polled responded that "it's a big problem".
That's not to say that all 83% of respondents view the problem in the same way we do (a portion of them surely believe that people like Tucker Carlson are the problem and his show should be canceled). Nevertheless it's a positive sign (at least in my opinion) that we're seeing people start to trust their lyin' eyes.
This trend of media distrust is especially important right here, right now. We have to hope that as NBC paints parents who show up school board meetings to protest CRT as QAnon supporters, that enough people see that story and laugh at its transparency. We have to hope that as Jen Psaki says a bald-face lie like "ackshully, Republicans want to defund the police", that trust in the media continues to erode when people notice the no "journalist" is willing to take her to task.
What does victory against the corporate media look like? I'm not sure myself, but the best analogy I've heard on this topic comes from writer/podcaster Michael Malice, who often says:
Or in other words, when the average American sees a journalist as someone who is just doing their job, spewing bullshit to collect a paycheck and feed their family, but is trying to sell you something harmful to your well-being. Or in even simpler terms, journalists don't have your best interests at heart.
That sounds about right and it seems as though we're already heading down that path.
Have a great weekend and God Bless America.