In the modern era, the establishment media has become exactly what our founding fathers tried to protect against when they included ‘freedom of the press’ in the First Amendment: Statist media.
Authoritarian countries control the media with an iron fist. There is no ‘free press’ in China, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Vietnam, and other countries run by dictators. But in America, where there is a ‘free press’ guarantee, we have a situation where the media is independently owned and voluntarily sides with authoritarians in government.
Now, as Biden begins what is already a scandal-filled assault on the American economy and values, the media love fest has begun. While one outlet after another published lies and fake news citing phony sources or those who fed false information on a near-daily basis, those same outlets beginning with the Washington Post have committed to hiding untruths spewed by the Biden regime.
In a decision likely to feed critics’ opinions that the major media outlets are hypocritical and biased against Republicans, the Washington Post said Wednesday it is ending a false-claims project launched at the beginning of former President Donald Trump’s term and now has “no plans” to launch a similar project as President Joe Biden begins his tenure.
“The database of Trump claims was started a month after Trump became president as a way to not overwhelm our fact-checking enterprise, where the core mission is to explain complex policy issues,” Post director of communications Shani George told The Daily Caller.
“While we do not have plans to launch a Biden database at this time, we will continue to dig into the accuracy of statements by political figures of all party affiliations,” George added.
What a load of manure; the last thing the WaPo and other left-wing establishment media outlets are going to do is ‘hold Joe Biden accountable’ and make sure he’s ‘accurate.’
How do we know? Well, again, most recently, Barack Obama got away with one lie after another; the Post never had a “fact-check project” for him, and they just said they’re not going to have one for his former vice president.
Only on Obama’s way out did the Post finally catalogue Obama’s biggest whoppers, which included the fibs he told about Americans keeping their own health insurance under his signature healthcare law; blaming his massive debt on George W. Bush; claiming he said the day after the Benghazi attack it was an act of terrorism (when he didn’t); and his claim that he never called ISIS “the JV team” when he did.
As for Biden and the Post, the paper already had a golden opportunity to fire back up the ‘fact-check project’ but didn’t. Before the election, Biden and his then-running mate, Kamala Harris, repeatedly claimed the regime would not ban fracking, period.
Not even a little bit.
“President Biden promised to end all new oil and gas leasing on federal lands when he was a candidate,” a reporter asked press secretary Jen Psaki this week. “Does the administration still have that commitment today? To end that lease?”
“We do and the leases will be reviewed by our team we just have only been in office for less than a day now,” Psaki said.
Uh, meanwhile, then-Democratic presidential nominee Biden declared in a speech in Pittsburgh in late August, “I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again. I am not banning fracking. No matter how may times Donald Trump lies about me.”
Okay, so not all fracking, but certainly some fracking. So the declarative, universal ‘I won’t ban it’ statement was BS.
We’re not even a week into the man’s term and already he’s lying and there is no media effort to hold him accountable. Sounds about right for a Democratic regime.
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