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Offline rangerrebew

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The Liberal Media ‘Matrix’
« on: April 12, 2019, 07:41:36 AM »
 The Liberal Media ‘Matrix’

Posted By Matthew Continetti On April 12, 2019 @ 5:00 am

I used to laugh every time I heard someone like Elon Musk say that we are living in a Matrix-like simulation. These days, not so much.

Don't call the funny farm just yet. On the major question of the nature of sense experience, I remain with Aristotle and against Bishop Berkeley. Matter is real. But there is also the question of how we perceive "the news"; how established media institutions present and frame information; how we are supposed to respond to the "takes" purportedly expert and knowledgeable voices serve up to us by the second on social media. And here, I'm skeptical.

It's hard not to be. Think of the headlines we've encountered since the beginning of this year. We were told the Covington Catholic boys were smug racist Trump supporters on the basis of a snippet of video. A young man, a private citizen, whose only offense was traveling to Washington, D.C., to march for life, was transformed at light speed into a symbol of hate and systemic oppression. However, just as Nick Sandmann's reputation as a villain was about to set in stone, additional videos revealed that the students' encounter with a far-left American Indian activist and the Black Hebrew Israelites was far more complicated than initially reported. The Covington Catholic boys had been smeared. People who cast themselves as agents of professional knowledge, expertise, and moral authority had circulated and amplified a lie in the service of a political agenda. Not for the first nor last time.

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Re: The Liberal Media ‘Matrix’
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 09:26:23 AM »
The liberal media, those darlings of truth and objectivity, have been lying to the country for a century or more.
Times reporter Walter Duranty in the thirties might have been the most well-known media liar, but the media has most likely been subverting/lying about the truth to the public long before him.
Any "new" organization run by liberals is incapable of telling the truth.
But what people usually forget is that they are gatekeepers as well as so-called news spreaders.
Many people simply don't see news the media deems unfavorable to the leftist agenda.
Nevertheless, today's lib "journalists" might be the worst ever.  If old lib media people didn't care about flyover country people or disliked them, they didn't make it seem so obvious.
Now lib journalists can barely conceal their scorn for people not on board with "progressivism."
Now they, the non-progressives, are not only deemed as ignorant, they are evil.

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