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A few weeks before the 2020 presidential election, the New York Post published a bomb Hunter Biden based on information found on his laptop. It was a story about international corruption, the presidential election and the wayward son of one of America’s most elite families, all of which was compiled into an epic “October Surprise”.
The mainstream media had to eat it. Instead, they shut it down, shouting that the Post’s story was “Russian disinformation” – a statement that had been heard in Americans’ ears for four long years – and went so far as to persuade Twitter to censor the story. Nearly 18 months later, and when President Joe Biden was comfortably seated in the Oval Office, the media in the form of its flagship edition of the New York Times “checked” the original report of The Post.
The painful reality this shows is that while the major media regularly declare themselves to be America’s great defenders freedom of speechnow it is the most effective mechanism of the elite to shut down politically inconvenient news and opinions.
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The reason for this is simple. Whether the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic are the corruption of an elite political family, a four-year attempt to prove a “conspiracy” between Trump and Russia, or any of dozens of other similar narratives that dominate the headlines. until the groundlessness is proven, the media has shown that the devoted broadcasts of the political narrative of the day are unquestioned.
In fact, if you look at the reaction of the American media to the war in Ukraine, it becomes clear that the press does not see it as a moment of self-reflection, but doubles its harsh tactics.
“Russian disinformation” is now a truncheon used by the media to shut down news or lines of inquiry into anything that does not fit the description, such as the existence of Ukrainian neo-Nazi militias, which a few weeks ago were major news organizations. pose a serious threat to national security.
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Americans have long heard complaints about a deep state, a murky network of permanent bureaucrats holding levers of power that our elected representatives cannot touch. While there may be some truth in this statement, the more disturbing reality is that the press, once considered the fourth estate, restraining government over-expansion, now functions as the most effective unelected broker of political power in the country.
The worrying thing is that the model seems to be working, because, as the saga of Hunter Biden’s laptops illustrates too well, they’re getting out of hand. Although the media very quietly acknowledged that the original report about Hunter Biden was correct, the conversation was changed. Instead of talking about the extremely serious allegations of corruption in the Biden family, we are now all focused on the laptop.
The problem is that the American public no longer wants to just sit back and enjoy the show. The press has long been a boy shouting at the Russian wolf that while Russia is waging a real war in Ukraine, loud accusations of “Russian disinformation” are now so clearly chosen as weapons in the political arms of the media that we almost immediately dismiss them. .
More importantly, with regard to the fate of American newsrooms, with alternative sources that divert the curtain from political stories and ordinary people on social media who engage in such “unlimited conversations” that the media despises, we can finally judge for ourselves. what is really going on. And this is the only thing that the American media, which broadcast stories, simply can not stand.