America’s mainstream, or legacy, media have an agenda. It’s not to subjectively report the truth but to further leftist ideas and policies, all of which are toxic. The press’ disinformation campaign to prop up critical race theory is yet another example of its effort to deceive, manipulate, and divide on behalf of the party it is constantly shilling for.
A new study from the American Enterprise Institute found the media focus on schools teaching the history of slavery and racism, and largely ignore the “bedrock assumptions of CRT, including its explicit rejection of rationality and objectivity.”
AEI’s Frederick M. Hess “examined all news accounts addressing CRT published over a one-year period by four major newspapers (the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today),” and several “influential education press outlets.” All are news accounts. None are opinion pieces.
“Given that this admittedly revolutionary worldview is what motivates many objections to CRT-influenced pedagogy, one would expect news accounts to routinely address it,” Hess writes in “Media’s Misleading Portrayal of the Fight over Critical Race Theory.”
“Remarkably, however, CRT’s guiding assumptions were rarely mentioned in mainstream media or education press news accounts.”
Only a tiny sliver of news accounts even mentioned the substantive concerns about CRT or sought to explore the actual tensions. This is a grave disservice to parents, communities, and educators interested in finding productive ways to debate these heated issues.
Media bias has also infected coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, which is now in the jury deliberation stage. The bias has been so severe that several on the left are “now willing to admit they were duped” by the press’ Rittenhouse reporting, says Legal Insurrection.
At least one woman who describes herself as “highly educated and reasonably perceptive” tweeted less than a week ago that “it was only today that I learned the Kyle Rittenhouse victims were white.”
“My progressive bubble made this seem like a very different case than it is.”
This “highly educated and reasonably perceptive” woman also noted that “all my friends/family” are progressives and only “recently woke up to their hypocrisy and msm BS.”
“If you hear someone called a white supremacist enough times, you believe it,” she said.
She suggested questioning “everything you’ve been told.” It’s a healthy skepticism that has been keeping her “very, very busy of late.”
Mainstream “journalists” have been busy, too, trying their best to bury their years of distorted Russia, Russia, Russia reporting. The narrative that Donald Trump and Russia conspired to throw the 2016 election to the Republican is quickly coming unwound.
“A reckoning is hitting news organizations for years-old coverage of the 2017 Steele dossier, after the document’s primary source was charged with lying to the FBI,” Axios, the news outlet founded by former Politico hands – meaning it’s on the opposite side of the spectrum from Fox News – reported Sunday.
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