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Hypocrisy and the Journalist Enemy -- a Reply to the Boston Globe
Conflict of Interest, Hypocrisy
and the Journalist Enemy -- a Reply to the Boston Globe
Peter Zohrab 2018
On 15th August 2018, the Boston Globe led "hundreds
of editorials from around the country" in an attack on President Trump's
attitude to the media. The Boston Globe's article had the title, "Journalists
are not the enemy."
Journalists are indeed the enemy! The Boston
Globe quoted George Orwell, so I will use that quote against them, as follows:
The party told you to reject the evidence of
your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
George Orwell, "1984"
The Boston Globe is telling us to reject the evidence of our eyes and ears.
It may well be the Boston Globe's final command (I hope so)! We can all see
and hear the bias of the journalists (now that the Internet has somewhat freed
us from enslavement to journalists) and the only question left is whether
we agree or disagree with their Leftist bias. If we disagree (i.e. we are
on the Right), then the journalists are our enemy. I disagree with the bias
of the journalists, so the journalists are indeed the enemy.
That Boston Globe editorial refutes itself, for the
We pay the media in order to get the news which
is provided by journalists;
Along with news, these journalists give us their
We have got used to seeing and hearing journalists'
But we would never pay the media, if all they provided
We are quite capable of having opinions all by ourselves,
once we have heard or seen the news;
Our problem is getting other people to notice our
We cannot compete with journalists, because they
provide news, which entices millions of people to read their opinions as
well as their news;
So the packaging of news and opinions which journalists
have been imposing on us is totalitarian and Orwellian;
And the Boston Globe's power to get us to read its
editorial is another example of that 1984-style dictatorship by the media.
If you google "Conflict of Interest President Trump" you get "About
22,700,000 results" (as at 25 August 2018). The top hit, "Trump
embroiled in 'unprecedented conflicts of interest,' report warns,"
is on the site of the CNBC, which calls itself "the number one business
and financial news network on the planet." I think I have thereby proved
that the media have attacked President Trump for having conflicts of interest.
The point here is not whether President Trump has conflicts of interest
or not. The point here is that the media attack him for having conflicts of
interest, when the media have always universally had, and continue universally
to have, huge conflicts of interest themselves! That is why the media are
his enemy and my enemy.
As everyone knows, the media disseminate two main categories of information:
news and opinion. The above-mentioned editorials are, of course, examples
Do the consumers of this information have any choice as to whether to "consume"
just news, just opinion, or both? Are there any media outlets which disseminate
only news, without any opinion? As far as I am aware, the answer to these
two questions has always and universally been : No!".
Is the function of the media in a Democracy to provide
the electorate with opinions, or with news?
Since the media feel entitled to publish their opinions, they also feel
entitled to let their opinions slant their news and current affairs and also
to mount campaigns on selected issues. They slant their news in many ways,
From millions of possible stories, they select the ones they are going
to allow us to be aware of (e.g. ones about successful women and evil men);
They bias the coverage of those stories to suit their opinions on those
stories (e.g. they only give the anti-male side of Domestic Violence stories);
They keep harping on about issues that they want the Government to do
something about (e.g. the so-called Glass Ceiling);
They shut down information about topics once a relevant law has been passed
which they happen to agree with (e.g. on abortion or gay marriage);
They only ask patsy questions to Government Feminists, such as the Minister
for Women or the Government SpokesDyke on Domestic Violence.
They interview Feminist activists in a way that pretends that there are
only two points of view on Sex War issues -- the Feminist view and the status
DEATH TO THE MEDIA!!
Men have no rights,
but aren't less human.
We blame sexism.
5 September 2018