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Free Press no longer exists in the US
By:Kathy McDonald, USA
Date: Sunday, 3 September 2017, 1:10 pm

The Great Betrayal: How the ‘Free Press’ Committed One of the Worst Acts of Treason in Human History

Free Press no longer exists in the United States of America

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” — Thomas Jefferson ( 28 January 1786)

https://medium.com/@NoSlackDelta/the-great-betrayal-556764f495a9

The following are some excerpts from the article:

It’s difficult to determine where, exactly, things went wrong. Journalism has always had its peaks and valleys — an error here, a scandal there — but since the inception of the ‘Free Press’ in the America, it has usually striven to speak truth to power and to fight for the side of the American citizenry in an effort to keep the populace informed and protected from government corruption. This was its explicit purpose, a bulwark against the elites of society and politics. A defender of the common man. The founders of this country knew firsthand of the necessity of a Free Press, and found the idea so important they enshrined it in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights.

But somewhere along the way, the Free Press decided to forsake the American people…

The question becomes — is this a recent phenomenon and if not, how far back does this treachery go? While American journalism has always typically leaned left, it has in the past gone so far to the left that it bordered on propaganda…

While journalism has had its highs and lows since the days of Walter Duranty, it has usually at least tried to appear objective. Even when articles have had a decidedly liberal slant, they never usually went completely off the cliff. Over the past 10–15 years or so, something seems to have changed…

In the campaign leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, I had started noticing some extremely disturbing trends. The media not only seemed to actively root for a Hillary Clinton victory, but they practically worshiped the ground she walked on…

When Clinton lost the election, the mask of even a sliver of objectivity completely slipped. I sat there aghast on election night, after Trump was declared victor, as CNN correspondent Van Jones called Trump’s victory a “whitelash” against 8 years of a black man being President. Trump had not yet come out to give his victory speech, and media members were already saying this election was due to racism. I couldn’t believe the infantile temper tantrum I was witnessing. Major news media correspondents emotionally overreacting in a manner that left little doubt that the vast majority of them had desperately wanted Clinton to win. Things only got worse from there.

In the days after November 8th, American citizens witness a collaborated effort to reverse a legitimate democratic election, spearheaded by media and Hollywood elites. They no longer made any attempt to hide their bias. They also no longer made any effort to hide their contempt for anyone outside their coastal, elitist bubbles. This was the point, in my opinion, where the treason of the Free Press became complete.

Et tu, Brute?

The election of Donald Trump, and the press reaction to it, has exposed a harsh truth — the Free Press no longer serves the American people. The Free Press is the only American institution that does not have a system of checks & balances, because it was established to protect the people from power. Now, the Free Press protects the power from the people. I can think of no greater betrayal in all of civilized history than this. The people are now left with no one to help them fight against the elites, since all the elites (society, academia, media, and political) are allied against them…

It has become perfectly clear that a Free Press no longer exists in the United States of America. While some new, small media outlets exist, there is no longer an institution in place to defend Americans from powerful elites. The ‘Free’ Press has abandoned very principles it was founded upon. What’s shocking, to me, is the hubris with which they do this. I’m not sure if it’s deliberate, or a blinding unearned arrogance that allows journalists honestly believe they are above reproach.

The danger, for them, is that they still cannot (or will not) understand just how many Americans absolutely loathe them. Just how many Americans see right through their lies. Just how many Americans are quickly reaching the point where they will no longer tolerate being talked down to, being condescended to, by this class of simpering elites who think they know whats best for every American. This spineless caste of pretentious braggarts who disdain all those who would dare question their ‘betters’. They should have seen the signs with the reaction to the Gianforte Body Slam incident, but they refuse to believe that they could ever be in the wrong.

I fear that this is all reaching a flash point, and we’re sitting on a powder keg. The reaction to Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville has been telling. The media have doubled (and tripled) down on painting not only all Trump supporters as White Supremacists, but anyone who would dare continue to vote republican in the next elections. They ignore the face that, according to polling, the majority of Americans think that Trumps response was adequate. What this should tell the media elite is that their message is failing. Spectacularly. But they simply refuse to see it. At the same time, they’re finally coming out and giving full-throated support to radical leftist violence from Marxist terror groups like Antifa. They have no idea how this is playing in middle America.

The ‘Free’ Press is playing a very dangerous game. They refuse to listen to reason. They do this at their own peril.

So be it.