Have you been wondering what happened to America’s once free, curious, and probing media?
Yeah, me too.
Today’s news media is apparently getting its marching orders from the Democrat Party Machine.
Don’t believe me?
Earlier this week, an ad hoc group of Democrat Party operatives sent an extraordinary memo to all news media outlets warning them how they should cover Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate.
If that had happened 30 or 40 years ago, that memo would have gone on the bulletin boards of newsrooms everywhere, and reporters would have thrown darts at it.
But not in today’s newsrooms.
The memo went out before Harris’s name was made public. Here’s what the memo said, in part:
“Our country — and your newsrooms — have learned a lot since the [death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody] and the subsequent protests for racial equality that his death spurred … We know from public reporting that many of your newsrooms had internal conversations about your coverage, your diversity, and your editorial judgments.
“A woman VP candidate, and possibly a Black or Brown woman candidate, requires the same kind of internal consideration about systemic inequality as you undertook earlier this year. We are here to help you with this challenge … We intend to collectively and individually monitor coverage, and we will call out those we believe take our country backward with sexist and racist coverage. As we enter another historic moment, we will be watching you.”
Okay, news media. Let that last phrase sink in: “WE WILL BE WATCHING YOU.”
Got it? Any criticism of Kamala Harris will be considered racist and sexist.
In other words, any news media organization that dares probe too profoundly into Harris’s political past, questions her incessant flip-flopping on issues, or her radical leftist ideas, will be branded with the dreaded scarlet letters “R” and “S” (Racist and Sexist).
The panicked legacy media are already scrambling to create a list of softball questions their toady, and sycophantic reporters can hurl at Harris with the force and punch of nerf balls.
Forget about questions that explore how Kamala Harris came into politics as the mistress of Willie Brown, the unscrupulous speaker of the House in California.
Yes, Harris was an attractive woman in her mid-20s, who the married Brown flaunted at state political and social events. It was an open secret in California.
And no, Californians haven’t forgotten it, Kamala. But I bet the legacy media have.
As a reward for her (ahem) companionship, Harris obtained several prominent, potent, and profitable political appointments in state government, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I dare any legacy media reporter to question Harris’s barefaced unscrupulousness at a press conference or vice-presidential debate.
Don’t hold your breath. It will never happen because if any news media outlet dared raise those facts, it would be attacked by the DNC for being sexist, misogynistic, and racist.
As political commentator and radio talk show host Tammy Bruce said recently:
“For decades, the Democrats have enjoyed a pliant media. Ranging from covering up for John F. Kennedy’s affairs, to ignoring Hillary Clinton’s health and corruption issues during the 2016 race, the media certainly have never needed such a public reminder about their duty to handle a Democratic politician like a fragile, and special, golden egg. So why now? Because identity politics demands it, and with news now disseminated beyond the broadcast networks and just a few loyal newspapers, Democrats need to reinforce the need for media protection in order to gaslight the public about their real agenda and inherent incompetence.
“Hiding Mr. Biden in a basement has been absurdly accepted by the media. Unable to toss Ms. Harris into a literal basement, they’re now trying to construct a virtual bunker for her.”
My introduction to Kamala Harris was during the disgraceful 2018 Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Like millions of other Americans, I watched as Kamala Harris harangued Kavanaugh and was, without a doubt, the most disrespectful and vicious of the Democrat senators. The fact that she accepted the flimsiest of evidence in attacking Kavanaugh for the implausible and unsubstantiated accusation of gang rape speaks volumes about her judgment.
But watch out legacy media. Do not question her on her abysmal performance during the Kavanaugh hearings. After all, Kamala Harris is likely to become president if Joe Biden is somehow elected.
Think about it. At 77, “Sleepy” Joe has already said he’d be a “transitional” president, and it is generally acknowledged that he is more likely than other previous candidates to become incapacitated after he is elected.
We all know what that means. Harris is more than a vice-presidential candidate; she is a pinch hitter for Joe and therefore, must be viewed as a possible presidential contender.
Here is what Janice Shaw Crouse, former executive director of the World Congress of Families and Senior Fellow of Concerned Women for America, had to say about Kamala’s qualities as a president.
“She fails on every measure — significantly!
“Leadership? She is obviously, much like Hillary, a ruthless opportunist willing to do or say whatever it takes to get ahead.
“Ideas/Policies? She can be swayed; however, the political winds are blowing at the time. Even her friends explain that she is “not ideological,” meaning she doesn’t take principled stances on important issues.
“Experience? She has dramatically failed upward! The media have frequently acknowledged her “history of flip-flopping and deceit.”
Nevertheless, the Democrat Party has warned the media to handle Kamala Harris with kid gloves—not the vicious way they went after Sarah Palin in 2008.
You have been warned, legacy media.
Thou shalt not offend the untouchable chameleon called Kamala.
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