Beware the media machine! That is the message of the past 24 hours. Ignore it at your own peril.
We learned that CNN is run by a venal madman who is obsessed like Captain Ahab with harpooning his great white whale — in this case Donald Trump. Thanks to Project Veritas and an undercover whistleblower, we have learned that CNN president Jeff Zucker has ordered his news team to stay laser focused on getting President Trump impeached. Nothing else matters.
Does that mean CNN will run with any story that makes Trump look bad? And will soft-pedal any story that makes Trump look good?
Of course! That’s exactly what it means!
And in the current impeachment fever dream that has consumed Washington, D.C., that means CNN can insist with a straight face that the president cannot ask a foreign country to investigate corruption involving a prominent U.S. official like former Vice President Joe Biden on the grounds that Biden might run for president himself.
Huh!? So we are supposed to just elect Biden president and then find out later that he is corrupt?
Meanwhile, the media (CNN prominent among them) keep telling us, “Oh by the way, any charge made against Biden or his son Hunter is by definition ‘baseless.’ We won’t investigate the allegations ourselves and we will harass anyone who threatens to investigate them! Just keep focused on how evil Trump is!”
So when Joe Biden says he did nothing wrong, we are all supposed to believe him. When Hunter Biden says he did nothing wrong, we are all supposed to say, “Poor lad! He was just caught up in the machinations of a power struggle he had nothing to do with.”
As for President Trump, we are supposed to just grab a harpoon and help slay the magnificent monster. He is dangerous. Just ask Jeff Zucker and his wooden leg (OK, I made that one up, but Trump did indeed take a bite out of Fake News CNN just like Moby Dick did to Ahab).
But thanks to Project Veritas the entire nation now has good reason to tune out CNN and the rest of the Fake News Media. Watch the softball interview that ABC did with Hunter Biden and your skin will crawl.
Then watch “The Next Revolution with a Steve Hilton” and you can see what the truth looks like. Hilton exposes the entire corrupt Democratic playbook on Ukraine in 10 minutes.
My guess after watching Hilton’s piece is that Hunter Biden really is in the dark. I think his daddy was arranging in a good-paying sinecure for his ne’er-do-well son to keep him out of trouble. How else do you explain Biden’s late-night conference with Hunter’s business partner Devon Archer two days before the younger Biden joined the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma and started getting huge payments .
A saying that dates back hundred of years famously complained that “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants (or boots) on.”
And that was before the Internet!
Today, it is virtually impossible to know the truth without fighting your way through layers of noise and deceit. We are all the victims of an information machine that can outshout anyone, that can outlast everyone, and that can say whatever it wants without fear of consequence.
“THIS IS CNN!”
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Frank Miele has spent four decades in the news business and now offers conservative commentary to counter the left-wing bias in the national media. If you enjoy reading these daily essays, I hope you will consider purchasing one of my books. They are available at Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions. My new book — “The Media Matrix: What if everything you know is fake?” — shows that Fake News has been around for years. The “Why We Needed Trump” trilogy tackles the politics of the last two decades: Part 1 is subtitled “Bush’s Global Failure: Half Right.” Part 2 is “Obama’s Fundamental Transformation: Far Left.” Part 3 is “Trump’s American Vision: Just Right.” Also consider subscribing to Heartland Diary on YouTube by clicking here for News Every Conservative Can Use.