By J. D. Heyes
Several times over the past two-plus years, the so-called “mainstream media,” which long ago became a propaganda organ for the Democratic Party, published “bombshell” stories about POTUS Donald Trump and his administration, alleging that they were doing Vladimir Putin’s bidding.
“For 675 days, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC engaged in a fake news binge unlike anything that we have ever seen before in all of U.S. history,” noted Michael Snyder at End of the American Dream blog. “They relentlessly pushed out news story after news story touting that we would soon have ‘evidence’ that Trump had colluded with the Russians when there was no evidence at all.”
The cable and network news outlets weren’t alone, of course. The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Associated Press, McClatchy Papers and scores of other newspapers and wire services repeated the same lies as well — over and over again. They are all propaganda organs for the Democrat Party and the Deep State.
But as special counsel Robert Mueller’s report noted, which he filed with the Justice Department on Friday, there was no collusion. And given the amount of fake news that had been reported by the “mainstream” papers and networks up to that point, it was obvious there was never any collusion.
If only the outlets had been curious enough to ask tougher questions and demand more corroboration for what they were being told by Deep State sources who burned them time and again.
They kept telling us that “indictments are coming”, that “the noose is tightening” and that “the walls are closing in on this administration” when none of that was ever true. The entire Russian collusion narrative was a piece of fiction created by Hillary Clinton’s campaign team to explain her shocking election loss, but once it was embraced by the mainstream media and pro-Clinton members of federal law enforcement agencies it quickly snowballed out of control.
Now, the ‘bill’ has come due, so to speak.
As The National Sentinel reported, the same outlets that breathlessly reported, “The indictments are coming! The indictments are coming!” have begun to shed audiences following Mueller’s official findings of no collusion. On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow’s program, which had become the network’s prime-time crown jewel, shed 500,000 viewers in just a few days; no doubt that CNN, whose ratings are already bad, will suffer as well. The daily newspapers are libel to take a hit as well.
Not just NBC as a corporation made huge amounts of profit off this scam, but so did their stars & personalities. They become unimaginably rich for life by peddling a fraudulent story for 3 years while purposely ensuring their audience never heard from those who questioned it.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 27, 2019
The winners will be the networks, few they may be (Fox News, Newsmax TV, One American News) who were honest and upfront with their viewers about what was really going on with the Mueller investigation.
But now what? Should Americans just walk away? Or shouldn’t the networks and fake newspapers be held accountable, perhaps legally so, for such blatantly erroneous reporting, which obviously inflated their viewership and circulation (and added to their advertising dollar haul)?
The Guardian, no fan of the president, reports that there is a rising sentiment among a vocal group of Americans to hold the press accountable for pushing a false narrative that not only padded their bottom lines and bolstered their audiences but which drove the country further apart — perhaps irreparably so. They include Fox News host Sean Hannity, who is in frequent touch with POTUS Trump. He ominously tweeted:
CNN, MSNBC, and the mainstream media have lied to the the [sic] American [sic] for [two] plus years. Now they will be held accountable.
Time will tell. While the very same media who got it so wrong are now patting themselves on the back for their ‘very excellent’ reporting, the ‘payback’ could just be in the form of a greatly diminished audience.
Live by fake news lie, die by it.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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