Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald took the media to task again last week over its collective response to testimony from former junior Trump administration official Cassidy Hutchison.
Greenwald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, railed at the modern state of journalism in general in a Twitter thread in which he argued that the left-wing ideological echo chamber that is pervasive in the industry is why falsehoods spread so rapidly and are allowed to endure despite counterclaims that disprove the initial narrative.
For example, he cited the so-called “Russiagate” claim that former President Donald Trump colluded with Moscow to steal the 2016 election — a narrative that continued despite the fact that several investigations by Congress and a special counsel turned up no evidence to support it.
He also cited a more recent example: Former Trump White House official Cassidy Hutchison’s claim before the House committee looking into the Capitol incident that Trump attempted to grab the steering wheel of the presidential limo and that he got physical with Secret Service agents — both claims that have been refuted by agents who were named.
In a post that contained screengrabs of tweets from left-wing journalists, he wrote: “JOURNALISTS, all day yesterday: Trump assaulted his Secret Service agents and grabbed the wheel of the presidential limo!!! Headline news. Smoking gun!!!!
SECRET SERVICE AGENTS: That never happened.
JOURNALISTS: That was never an important part of the testimony.” As any lawyer will tell you (if being honest), few things are less reliable than a proceeding with no adversarial component. These hearings have zero. One can assign whatever blame one wants for that, but perhaps it means journalists should be…skeptical…of assertions there. — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 29, 2022 “As any lawyer will tell you (if being honest), few things are less reliable than a proceeding with no adversarial component. These hearings have […]
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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