Stupidocrisy: The media’s lament

A Gallup poll indicating only 16% of Americans trust newspapers and only 11% trust television news has mainstream news media calling for more positive coverage of the failing Biden Administration and questioning why people don’t trust them. These polling numbers follow last year’s Gallup findings that Americans do not trust the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly, and do not consider journalists as ethical. This has caused some finger pointing among mainstream media members. They blame Joe Biden’s failing agenda and Republican’s attacking democracy for the negative reporting, rather than taking responsibility for their poor image. But there may be even more beneath the veneer.

The Gallup poll caused MSNBC anchor Katy Tur some anxiety. In an interview with The Hill, Tur said, “People don’t trust us. They don’t believe us, and it makes me wonder if this job, as I’m currently doing it, is effective but if it’s doing more harm than good.” Tur concluded that the negative coverage of President Trump “hurt our credibility in the long run.” Washington Post columnist Perry Bacon, Jr. wrote: “The mainstream media has played a huge, underappreciated role in President Biden’s declining support over the past year. Its flawed coverage model of politics and government is bad for more than just Biden–it results in a distorted national discourse that weakens our democracy. The media needs to find a different way to cover Washington.” And Bacon believes that it is the media’s fault that Biden’s poll numbers are among the worst in history.

Bacon continued, “Also, the media’s “equally positive and negative to both sides” approach has been challenged by the increasingly radical and antidemocratic Republican Party.” Then Bacon reasons that there is no moral equivalency between Biden’s policy “mistakes” and Republicans undermining democracy through “baseless” claims of election fraud, gerrymandering voting districts, and “making it harder to vote.” Bacon concluded: “Yes, I am calling for the media to cover Biden more positively.” It’s hard for these modern socialist propaganda artists (they hardly qualify as journalists) to admit that the public’s rejection of Biden’s failed policies are a wholesale rejection of the mainstream media’s very own beliefs.

The mainstream media is lamenting the loss of public trust. Instead of looking inward and understanding that its leftist bias, its lying collusion with government to censure and repress dissent, and its hate for the Constitutional Republic is being outright rejected by sane people, it blames Republicans and each other. This exposes the arrogance, pride and extremism of the political left. Galatians 6:3 underscores this situation: “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” To lament that your credibility suffers because you cover “both sides” when one is not morally equal to your beliefs, when in reality, you have lost the public trust because of your dishonest reporting and suppression of the truth, is no less than, say it with me…Stupidocrisy.


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Bill Wilson