How the media has damaged itself

Many pundits have noted how 2020 resembles 1984 , except the propaganda so far has come from a political resistance movement backed by parts of the government (FBI, CDC) rather than “the” state per se .

Private media and the left have convinced tens of millions of Americans that:

  • we are better off imposing lockdowns that cause far more harm than the virus itself (and sundry cognates, like the virus is super serious and novel, spreads easily via asymptomatic people, yet is stopped by irrational policies like curfews, as if people won’t simply start drinking earlier!)

  • the current president is somehow illegitimate (Russian election interference, Ukrainian quid pro quo )

  • nation-altering Constitutional reforms are necessary ( de facto elimination of the electoral college, creation of additional states, SCOTUS enlargement)

  • calling all people of Euroamerican descent racist isn’t itself racist

  • a virus can differentiate between good protests (pro-BLM and pro-Biden) and bad ones (anti-lockdown and pro-Trump)

  • the American people chose a candidate who essentially did not campaign or set forth a coherent policy platform over one who, for all his faults, was president when the economy finally palpably improved and made enough progress in the Middle East to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Most impressive of all has been the way the mass media censored or downplayed Biden’s many weaknesses, his deplorable record on race, his almost half-century of self-serving political machinations, and his family’s dealings with Ukraine and China.

With each election he media has become less relevant. Will the media finally destroy what’s left of its credibility?

It will once people stop consuming it. The ripple effect on ordinary lives will be disinterested once they are preoccupied with survival than consumerism. That includes Big Tech once the Great Reset is put into hyperdrive, no one is going to give a shit what MSM is and will make concerted efforts not to support it with their earned dollars. I am afraid even our interactions on the net is on borrowed time.