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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The @BillKristol Rule of Left Wing Media Cluelessness

Bill Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard, tweeted a simple observation: "Rubio is winning his immigration debate with Cruz in media world. I suspect he's not winning it in GOP voter world."

Shorter Kristol: Whatever the media reports about conservatives, the opposite is more likely true.

This is genius. One would think that the media would have a great impact on the public. If the media agreement is that Rubio is winning, then it must be true, right? That is what an effective group of news-gathering people dedicated to the truth would do: Be in touch with the people it covers. But the opposite happens. Media reports about conservatives over the years have been so error filled that conservatives have learned to expect the opposite.

The errors come because the majority of reporters no longer are capable of covering conservatives. Over the years, news media employers have attracted and recruited increasingly leftist zealots; the liberal journalists of the 1970s are now considered conservative fascists -- cases in point being Bob Woodward and Geraldo Rivera who were forced into exile on Fox News. The new breed of journalists are so out of touch with conservatives that they remind me of white people trying to cover black people 50 years ago.

Indeed, reporters today are overrepresented by white hipsters who live separately from the majority of readers. From guns to abortion, their range of views in a newsroom are so narrow they could pass through a straw.

Newsrooms lack conservatives, military veterans and gun owners. And I predict Christians will be rare 20 years from now. The ignorance shows in story after story. The media considers conservatives to be racist, Bible thumpers with low IQs. And then they expect conservatives to trust them when working on a story.
You walk into the room
With your pencil in your hand
You see somebody naked
And you say, "Who is that man ?"
You try so hard
But you don't understand
Just what you'll say
When you get home.
Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?
That's from Bob Dylan in the 1960s. The clueless Mister Jones is a real journalist who went to interview Bob Dylan. His grandchildren cover conservative politics.


  1. I'm a racist low IQ Bible thumper if you don't count my postgraduate degrees. And I'm sure any liberal has no problem overlooking them.