Glenn Greenwald Celebrates the Collapse of Corporate Media which Has Lied Its Way Out of Existence

Glenn Greenwald Celebrates the Collapse of Corporate Media which Has Lied Its Way Out of Existence

This is a long article but worth a read.  And it is some needed good news for a change.  Gives hope.  The despicable presstitutes have killed themselves off.

Massive Media Layoffs Expose Collapse in Public Trust

Some excerpts:

“Good evening. It’s Thursday, January 25.

“Tonight: it is not an exaggeration to say that major parts of the liberal corporate media are now in complete freefall. Just in the past few weeks, some of the most recognizable media brands have suffered massive layoffs or even been brought to the brink of extinction, including the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, NBC News, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, and Business Insider. BuzzFeed, months ago, completely abolished its news division. Just this week, the L.A. Times laid off 25% of its already decimated newsroom in just one day, just months after it laid off 13% of its workforce. It is hard to put into words just how extreme and complete is the implosion of Brooklyn-based liberal digital media over the last several years.

“Mr. Bezos hasn’t fared much better at The Washington Post. Like many news organizations, The Post has struggled to hold on to the momentum that it had gained in the wake of the 2020 election. Sagging subscriptions and advertising revenue led to losses of about $100 million last year. At the end of the year, the company eliminated 240 of its jobs.

“And we’ve recently shown you polls that the only people who have faith and trust in almost every major media corporation other than Fox News and Newsmax are Democrats. So, you have an entire industry catering to one political party that represents about 30% to 35% of the public, that is constantly having to feed them and validate their views, because the minute they alienate them, the dwindling audience that they have will dwindle even further. They’re captive to their audience in a way that really can’t be overstated. I once talked to a host at MSNBC, who told me that they don’t get episode-by-episode ratings, they get segment-by-segment ratings. And they told me this is 2014 or 2015, that whenever they would put on a guest that was critical of the Democratic Party, you could watch the audience just click away and go somewhere else. They didn’t want to hear it. And that conditions those people and trains them that if they want to keep their job, they have to refrain from alienating their audience. That means never criticizing the Democratic Party. So, they become more and more homogenized, more and more banal, more and more predictable, more and more willing to lie, and therefore less and less trustworthy and less and less interesting to huge numbers of people who don’t identify as Democrats.

“Every poll shows that the American mainstream media is held in lower esteem than just about any other group in America, with the possible exception of pedophiles and telephone marketers—and even there, they’re just barely ahead of those groups.  

“One of the problems with the corporate media is that it is largely liberal, which is overwhelmingly the vast bulk of what they are, especially in the age of Trump. They all decided that their mission, their overarching mission, was not to inform the public but to defeat Donald Trump and his movement. So, they all became homogenized. They all became activists, they all became overtly partisan, and they all became copycats of one another. There’s barely any dissent. And you just look at polling data—and we will show it to you in just a second—that shows that people just hate journalists, they hate corporate journalists, they do not trust them and therefore have no interest in what they’re saying.” 

The next step is for the distrust to expand from the presstitutes to the elite who provide the presstitutes’ lies.  Matt Taibbi tells us who our enemies are and how they operate:

“Is the Electoral Fix Already In?

“The 2024 presidential race increasingly looks like it will be decided by lawyers, not voters, as Democrats unveil plans for America’s first lawfare election

“The fix is in. To “protect democracy,” democracy is already being canceled. We just haven’t admitted the implications of this to ourselves yet.

“For over a year, the Biden administration and its surrogates have dropped hint after hint that the plan for winning in 2024 — against Donald Trump or anyone else — might involve something other than voting. Lawsuits in multiple states have been filed to remove Trump from the ballot; primaries have been canceled or invalidated; an ominous Washington Post editorial by Robert Kagan, husband to senior State official Victoria Nuland, reads like an APB to assassins to head off an ‘inevitable’ Trump dictatorship.” 

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