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Don’t you feel sorry for the media … here in NZL too.

Written by The Veteran

May 12, 2021 at 11:40 am

Posted in MSM, US Politics, USA

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  1. Oh! DPF has noticed the difference in coverage of the Biden vs Trump administrations has he? I guess it’s ok now that Trump has gone for DPF to stick his toe in the water of criticism of the Biden administration.

    Mind you it’s taken months, especially considering how many of those Biden policies that DPF “detests” have been pushed forward, especially with the aid of slobbering MSM cover (…age?)

    In any case I came across a great example of the contrast back in February in How To Write Like A Journalist, where legal blogger Ann Althouse showed one such piece of MSM drool…

    At the 66-acre site, groups of beige trailers encircle a giant white dining tent, a soccer field and a basketball court. There is a bright blue hospital tent with white bunk beds inside. A legal services trailer has the Spanish word ‘Bienvenidos,’ or welcome, on a banner on its roof. There are trailers for classrooms, a barber shop, a hair salon. The facility has its own ambulances and firetrucks, as well as its own water supply…. the most colorful trailer is at the entryway, where flowers, butterflies and handmade posters still hang on its walls….”

    … and then invited her readers to re-imagine the piece were Trump still in charge, which produced this gem:

    Crowded into less than 70 acres, dusty trailers huddle around a military style mess tent, a few basketball hoops and what we were told is a soccer field. There is an ominous, blue medical tent crammed with narrow, sterile bunk beds of the type one associates with mental wards of the last century. A legal services trailer with a banner on its roof reads ‘Bienvenidos,’ or welcome, an irony that could hardly be lost on those kept here away from family, friends and the promise of America.

    In a half-hearted gesture towards the basic needs of its young inmates, trailers never designed for the job have been pressed into service as makeshift classrooms, a barber shop and a hair salon. A grim-looking ambulance and firetrucks stand ready in recognition of the inevitable. The camp’s water trickles reluctantly from hurriedly drilled, shallow wells. Standing out in this largely beige world, one trailer near the entryway has been ham-handedly decorated with cheap posters featuring butterflies and flowers, their once bright colors fading rapidly under the glaring sun.

    See, anybody can be a journalist nowadays.

    Tom Hunter

    May 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm

  2. Tom … he who controls the media controls the narrative … remind me how much the media in NZL receive from the gummit by way of funding support. Yep, there are a few brave souls who stick their head up over the parapet to challenge the narrative … but not many. The rest confine themselves to parroting and spinning Beehive press releases interspersed with such event shattering headlines as announcing that St Jacinda is going to tie the knot in Gisborne.

    The Veteran

    May 12, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    • A bit like how you told us Brian Sicknick died by being hit with a fire extinguisher, eh Vet?


      May 16, 2021 at 1:03 pm

  3. Vet, I don’t feel sorry for the gormless fools who infest the junk media. I do feel sorry for the poor dumb bastards who believe the putrid crap they write.


    May 12, 2021 at 3:41 pm

  4. I’m not sure if it’s blog etiquette or not but should we not have an actual embedded link to DPF’s post?

    Tom Hunter

    May 12, 2021 at 5:45 pm

  5. Tom … doesn’t the subject line say it all?

    The Veteran

    May 12, 2021 at 8:18 pm

  6. Farrar has no moral standing to complain about anything Biden does, ever. This is the President he wanted, and now he has him.


    May 16, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    • Absolutely right on the button!


      May 16, 2021 at 4:06 pm

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