Wednesday, August 24, 2016
"All the News That's Fit to Print"
That's the long-standing motto that sits proudly on the masthead of every New York Times edition. It is now becoming a standing joke as the NYT has sunk to new depths over the years due to their intense liberal, Democrat partisanship. As we write today, the Times has ignored a bombshell story from the AP that reveals how donors to the Clinton Foundation gained access to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state.
So here we have a revelation (the latest) about a woman running for president, a story unearthed not by the National Inquirer, but the Associated Press, which shows that Hillary Clinton had clear conflicts of interest while she was secretary of state granting access to people who had donated millions of dollars to the corrupt Clinton Foundation. And the newspaper which is supposed to be the flagship newspaper of the land ignores it.
What this represents is more evidence (as if we needed it) that we have a corrupt news media that is in the tank for the Democratic party. What does this say about the state of our democracy? Is this what we call a watchdog press? Only when you have Republican presidents.
Were the media in the tank for the other side, I would have the same worries. This is a situation beyond unhealthy. It is a threat to our democracy because in effect the mainstream media belongs to one party-in this case the Democrats.
Yet I have been heartened in the last couple of days by the fact that the AP broke this story, and they are talking about it on CNN (at least).That the Times would ignore it is troubling. This paper has no more credibility.