It is really unfair to suggest that our news media leans to the Left. That implies that the media is in the middle. The news media long ago gave up any pretense of neutrality or even-handedness. There is exactly ONE conservative news network. There is another one that is in the middle, but because the rest of the media is way out on the lunatic fringe Left, they look like they are right-wingers.
There are several Left-wing news divisions plus two far-left news networks. Then there is NPR. There is conservative talk radio, and maybe one conservative newspaper. Last but not least, there are some Right-wing news outlets on the internet.
How big is the imbalance? Conservatives still have a presence on Facebook and Twitter, but Leftists OWN Facebook and Twitter. In the Age of Cyberspace, the only place that conservatives have a strong presence is on the radio. And the Left is constantly seeking to shut down the few voices that remain. Movies? Television? Music? Fuhgeddaboutit.
The Left’s domination of the flow of information allows them to spin, misinform, and lie with impunity. Here’s yesterday’s editorial from John Diaz, editor of the SF Chronicle:
Yet there was another factor lurking in the air that could have a more profound effect on the 2020 Democratic primary: the impeachment inquiry involving President Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine’s president to investigate front-runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
While there is no evidence that the Bidens broke any law, Trump and his surrogates have been pounding a counterattack that there must be something corrupt in the son being paid $50,000 a month from a Ukrainian natural gas company. For all the flaws in the conspiracy theories — or the hypocrisy of Trump trying to fault anyone else’s kids for trading on a powerful father’s name — the drumbeat against Biden could have a negative effect on his campaign. Some voters may accept the GOP talking points uncritically, some may be unclear on the details but nevertheless suspicious, and some may simply be exhausted by the continuous loop of allegations and investigations and be ready for a fresh face.
There was no evidence that Trump colluded with Russia, but that didn’t stop Robert Mueller from hounding the President for almost three years. In all that time I saw countless articles about Russian collusion. Do you know how many times I saw a sentence like this one?:
While there is no evidence that the Trumps broke any law . . .
I saw routine disclaimers like that ZERO times. Trump was presumed guilty. Guilty of everything. As far as Leftists are concerned, Trump is the personification of mens rea. His intentions are all bad. That’s how we know if Trump does something good he was doing it for the wrong reasons.
Joe Biden is the exact opposite of Trump. Joe Biden cannot tell a lie. Joe is such an all-around good guy that the dirtiest word Joe knows is “malarky.” Joe loves people. Especially kids. It can truly be said that Joe Biden has touched more lives than any other Senator in history.
The first time I read this I doublechecked to make sure I wasn’t reading The Onion of Babylon Bee:
While there is no evidence that the Bidens broke any law, Trump and his surrogates have been pounding a counterattack that there must be something corrupt in the son being paid $50,000 a month from a Ukrainian natural gas company.
If you’re like me, $50,000 a month sounds like a lot of money. But if you live in Washington DC (like Hunter Biden) or San Francisco (like John Diaz) where the cost of living is higher than Willie Nelson’s dog, you would know that $50,000 a month income won’t even qualify you to rent a studio apartment. The best bet for SFians in that income bracket is to rent a parking space for their car and then live in their car. Either that or commute from Nevada.
All the people making a big deal over Hunter Biden’s income are ignoring the obvious explanation: