Posted on | March 9, 2016 | 15 Comments
Years ago, while covering a story, I clicked a box on a liberal website to “get email updates.” Lists of email addresses are bought and sold as commodities by left-wing groups, so if you ever sign up for one list, eventually you will be on all the lists. Today I got this email:
We WON Michigan!
Robert, have you seen the phenomenal news? Bernie just WON Michigan, after being down by more than 20 points in several polls.
Can you chip in $3 or more right now to Bernie Sanders and DFA to celebrate our big win in Michigan — and to supercharge our campaign before “Super Tuesday 2” on March 15? Thank you for your support! — Eden James, Political Director, Democracy for America
The results are in and we were just declared the winner in a very important state for our campaign: Michigan. That’s a major, game-changing victory for our campaign.
The corporate media counted us out. The pollsters said we were way behind. The Clinton super PACs spent millions against us across the country. We were hit with a dishonest attack in the debate. But we won, again… and if we continue to stand together, we can win this nomination.
One week from today, five large and delegate-rich states vote. Time and time again, your support has enabled us to overcome large deficits and emerge victorious. But you can expect the political establishment to come after us even harder now. The super PACs are going to spend even more. We have to be prepared to fight back.
Make a contribution to our campaign and DFA right now, and we’re going to keep winning states so that we can win this Democratic primary.
Millions of people have come out to vote for our political revolution. They have donated more than 5 million times to our campaign. And together, we are sending a message to the oligarchy that we are not to be underestimated.
Yeah, man — “In solidarity.” Any victim of media bias is a friend of mine, I guess, and Team Clinton’s stooges have Bernie in their sights:
The editors of the Washington Post are profoundly dishonest people, who claim to be objective journalists when in fact they are partisan hacks producing political propaganda intended to help elect Democrats. They occasionally print facts, by accident, but otherwise it’s wall-to-wall lies. So when the operatives at Team Clinton send an email full of smears against Bernie Sanders to the dishonest hacks who work as editors at the Washington Post, this gets assigned to a reporter whose job is to turn Team Clinton’s propaganda into a simulacrum of Objective Journalism.
The symbiotic relationship between dishonest journalists and the Democrat Party creates what Andrew Breitbart called The Democrat-Media Complex, a corrupting influence in American culture. No one with a shred of personal integrity would ever associate themselves with the Washington Post — or the New York Times, or ABC, NBC, PBS, etc. Because most Republicans have deep-seated feelings of political inferiority, however, they become as giddy as children on Christmas morning when these propaganda organs of the Democrat Party occasionally hire someone (e.g., Jake Tapper) who is noticeably less dishonest than the rest of the swindling hacks in the liberal media. Ultimately, however, the entire enterprise of Objective Journalism is an enormous fraud — a political scam — and everyone who collects a paycheck from the major media establishment is part of the problem.
If the Washington Post‘s smear operation against Bernie Sanders causes progressives to think critically about Objective Journalism, it is possible that they may actually wise up to the nature of the scam. Once someone realizes that liberal journalists are just partisan Democrats, whose “objectivity” is a gigantic lie, they might start questioning many of their core beliefs. If you can’t trust the Washington Post — and obviously, no intelligent person would trust them — then what about everything else you see in the liberal media? If journalists are lying about Bernie Sanders, what else are they lying about? Everything?
Robert Stacy McCain