The hypocrisy of this post is only matched by the hypocrisy that it covers as a subject. Now that Bernie Sanders is unofficially out of the race, mainstream media will no longer publish anything negative about Hillary Clinton that they aren’t absolutely forced to do by sheer blunt force of the news itself. In other words, if she isn’t indicted or discovered to have blatantly broken the law, the spin machine will keep spinning. Right-wing bloggers and conservative journalists should stop pointing out the bias that has been there for decades.
It’s hypocritical for me to point this out. You see, we all do it. Every blogger, news outlet, and human being in general will only talk negatively about something that sparks their own internal negativity. Otherwise, we’re all going to spin the truth to match our worldview. I believe that Hillary’s shift to utter the words “radical Islamism” is a step in the right direction brought about by public opinion, but I won’t be giving her kudos. Liberal bloggers might believe that Trump is right about wanting to put a temporary hold on Muslim travel to America, but they won’t express that approval. We’re all biased. We’re all spin doctors.
Nevertheless, the onus is on conservatives to actively pursue the truth about Hillary, her policy proposals, and her history. We are charged with exposing what the vast majority of people in the mainstream media are unwilling to say. For some of us, that conservative spotlight shines equally on Trump. The left is going to attack him because he’s the Republican nominee. Conservatives who are not bought into his sales pitch will be attacking him as well, particularly during those common moments of liberalism or idiocy.
“Fair reporting” is like “fetch” in Mean Girls. We should stop trying to make it happen. It’s not going to happen.
The origins of this story arose in reading through the various news feeds and realizing just how often conservatives are griping about it. I almost posted about how hard it was to find stories to post on the aggregator that exposed the disastrous reality of Hillary, but then I noticed that the topic of her biased coverage was already well-documented. Too well. There are several stories every day questioning why this didn’t get covered or why that was covered up by mainstream media. I’ve done it myself on a few occasions over the years, particularly when Mitt Romney (who had my lukewarm support in 2012) was being unfairly targeted by the media while President Obama was being sainted.
It’s going to be just as bad this year. Trump is even more MSM-attack-worthy that Romney, but Clinton is less liked by the media than Obama. The end result is that the gap between positive Clinton coverage and negative Trump coverage will be equal to the Obama/Romney version in 2012, if such things could be measured.
Here’s the point: stop whining. I will. This hypocritical piece of content is the last time I’ll be telling the world that the media is unfairly biased to the left. Most realize it already and those who don’t can’t be reached, so the whining has no opportunity to help. Some might believe shaming of journalists and calling out their lack of integrity can have an effect, but it won’t. They wear the attacks from conservatives as a badge of honor. Do you think Katie Couric is ashamed that she portrayed a liberal perspective about guns? No. She was praised heavily in private for being brave enough to make a stand against evil guns and dumb gun-owners.
By whining, we make two things happen:
- We embolden the left to expand their bias in reporting
- We participate in the left-wing practice of playing the victim card
Stand strong. Report the truth. Expose liberal fallacies. Defend American values. Stand up for those who need our support. BUT, don’t stoop to their level by whining about unfair coverage. Take the high road.