Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Faking The News In A 'Good' Cause

by Michelle Malkin - November 7th, 2007 - New York Post

You don't have to be a Harvard University researcher to figure out that the media is infected with liberal bias - or to realize that some left-wing journalists will use any means necessary to create ideological narratives that fit their worldview.

The Rathergate debacle at CBS News - in which faked National Guard memos were used to smear President Bush - was an extreme example. But if you look closely, you'll find everyday examples of Serious Journalists manufacturing the news and concocting social crises. Amazingly, they always manage to make conservatives look racist, intolerant and evil.

These stories about news reporters lying never have a very long or effective life because anyone involved in the news has to participate in the public dialog, and the MSM has the ability to move the dialog on to new stories that they cover. Later they come back and repeat their original lies . . . . and if you disagree with their story the second time they claim your attack is "old news". They can thus create their own truth whether it is true or not. Just like Rather did. It is amazing the number of articles you can find where some journalist still insists that the memos were real.

The effort to invent news that fits a particular journalist world view is catching on among student newspapers as well. The editor of one newspaper did exactly what Rather did, invent news. From the same article above:

For many left-wing do-gooders in the media, the ideological end - exposing America as an irredeemably racist, sexist, homophobic, elitist nation - justifies these manufactured means. That destructive philosophy has manifested itself on countless college campuses, where professors and students alike have been caught cooking up fake hate crimes to show how racist our society is.

On Monday, in a separate but rather related incident, a student journalist/College Democrat at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., admitted that she had drawn swastikas on her dorm-room door. Sarah Marshak signed a confession, campus officials said, after security cameras caught her in the act.

How long do you think it will be before some newspaper reporter ignores her admission and repeats the lie that Nazis drew swastikas on her dorm-room door to intimidate her. When this first broke Sarah Marshak was lauded for the courage she showed in ignoring the threat implied by the action. This was back before it became known she drew them herself. How much courage does it take to berate some people for their attacks on you when they don't exist?


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