Echo Chambers Within Echo Chambers: How the Press Continues to Destroy Itself

Echo Chambers Within Echo Chambers: How the Press Continues to Destroy Itself

It's a major reality that the mainstream media is broken. Decades of complacency have caused once impressive, respectable institutions to be infiltrated by biased, dishonest journalists, writers and reporters.

This hypocritical, self-defeating system has destroyed American's trust in their news givers. A recent Gallop poll states that only 32% of people have any trust in the media. Those are the kind of numbers that destroy an industry. Imagine if only 32% of consumers bought the new iPhone. Or if only 32% of movie goers went to see the latest blockbuster.

Those companies would be losing money in the millions, if not billions.

At this point, we as American citizens must ask why. Why are major news outlets still schilling their disgusting and shameful biases? Why aren't they doing anything to fix this shocking decline in user trust? And why aren't most of these companies dead yet?

The answer is simple: the mainstream media is too stupid to see the problem. Over the course of the summer, as I began to cover more and more election stories, I began to see a disturbing pattern. As more evidence emerged revealing Hillary Clinton's corruption, including lying under oath, she deepened her denial.

Even when the mainstream media questioned her, she doubled down and lied again. Despite the fact that FBI Director James Comey announced to the world that she lied under oath, she continued to lie. She lied about how she lied.

This led me to believe she is living in a deep delusion. She is so far gone, she can't even realize how much of a fantasy world she is living in. Clearly for her to think she has any chance come Election Day, she must be living in another reality.

This is true of anyone who lies for a living, especially many in the media. They have gone so far in promoting their false, diluted take on the world, that they can't even realize they've drank their own Kool-Aid.

They cannot even see how much they're broken. It's like someone in the darkest throes of addiction; even at rock bottom many addicts don't realize how much help they need. This is the mainstream media. They are so entrenched in their liberal, destructive ways, they can't see how much their bias colors their news stories.

Even when the rest of us tells them this, they deny it.

Here is a perfect example. The Intercept posted an insightful article, calling out Hillary Clinton and the democrats for their dishonesty over the hacking scandals. From the start, the democrats have tried to distort this massive and embarrassing situation by saying it was Russia's fault. By putting the blame on 

Russia they apparently thought it would erase the real scandals and corrupt behavior they have been caught doing.

Greenwald writes:

To see how extreme and damaging this behavior has become, let’s just quickly examine two utterly false claims that Democrats over the past four days — led by party-loyal journalists — have disseminated and induced thousands of people, if not more, to believe. On Friday, WikiLeaks published its first installment of emails obtained from the account of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. Despite WikiLeaks’ perfect, long-standing record of only publishing authentic documents, MSNBC’s favorite ex-intelligence official, Malcolm Nance, within hours of the archive’s release, posted a tweet claiming — with zero evidence and without citation to a single document in the WikiLeaks archive — that it was compromised with fakes. (via The Intercept)

That's some good writing right there. I admit it. The Intercept tries to keep a level head on most issues. They report the facts, while providing their own insights, albeit heavily flavored with their bias (but that is expected when it comes to editorial news).

But there is a problem with this story, and it's in the very opening paragraph:

Donald Trump, for reasons I’ve repeatedly pointed out, is an extremist, despicable, and dangerous candidate, and his almost-certain humiliating defeat is less than a month away.

Uh, what? I don't begrudge a writer for not liking a candidate. I don't even begrudge a writer from reporting the facts in favor of another candidate (if they are in fact, facts). But this disgusting, biased opening for an article exposing the corruption of the democrats is shocking, while at the same time hilarious.

In an article that aims to criticize "party-loyal journalists" The Intercept can't help up spew bile all over conservative candidate Donald Trump. They attack the mainstream media for colluding with the false narratives of Hillary Clinton, but can't see how their own bias is coloring this article.

In an article that effectively dismantles a very real problem--the mainstream media's destructive support of Hillary Clinton--they have to open it by making it clear that they hate Trump. You can almost see them, through gritted teeth, admitting how bad the democrats are behaving.

You can see the delusion in full effect. The media's love of liberal politics is too strong for them to wake up and see the change coming to America. The article says, "But come January, Democrats will continue to be the dominant political faction in the U.S. — more so than ever." Really? The democrats are all but falling apart. Even prominent republicans are seeing the writing on the wall: that come January, we will be living in a new political realm.

Yet the biased media can't recognize that change is in the wind. Trump just spoke to another maxed-out rally in Florida, where over 20,000 people gathered to see him. From coast to coast there is a massive 

surge of support for the outsider candidate. This even after an 11-year old audio leak tried to paint him as a sexist.

When a man is gaining support after an embarrassing leak, even biased liberals have to admit he's unstoppable.

The evidence is all there: America is ready to a massive political change. One that even Obama couldn't provide because he was shackled by his party's corruption. The media is so deceived by its own rhetoric, by its own dishonest agenda, it can't see what's going on in the real world.

The industry that was built on discerning the times, the industry that is tasked with reporting what's going on in the world, doesn't even know what's going on in its own backyard.

That my friends is sad. But it's the reality we're faced with today.