While governors shut down entire industries deeming them “non-essential,” the one truly non-essential industry just keeps chugging along.
In a time of national crisis, it is the corporate news media that has proven itself to be entirely non-essential.
Imagine how much better off the country would be if the flapping maws on cable news were deemed non-essential during this national crisis.
Mollie Hemingway put it best last night on Twitter:
Is the corporate news media doing anything to inform the public? Anything at all?
Truth is, the only nation that would deem the American news media essential is China.
In his column “The Media is a Public Health Crisis,” at Front Page Magazine, Daniel Greenfield puts it succinctly:
Bars, restaurants, offices, libraries, and schools have shut down. Times Square and Los Angeles freeways are deserted. But the media goes on, without a break, spreading distrust, doubt, and panic. Everything in the United States can shut down, but like roaches emerging from the rubble of a postapocalyptic world, the media goes on lying, smearing, and undermining the President of the United States.
The media only knows how to do one thing and that’s take a crisis and make it even worse.
These idiots are going out of their way to prove just how non-essential they are.
How essential are you if your idea of “informing the public” includes inviting actor Sean Penn on to discuss US response to the Wuhan virus?
Or the insufferable Lt. Sulu?
These people are non-essential. Not the Americans whose businesses employ millions. Not the Americans who work those jobs that fuel our economy.
These guys who sit on panels discussing Trump’s mean tweets and “xenophobic” attacks against the Chinese Communist government, they are the ones who are non-essential.
From Greenfield’s column:
Faced with a pandemic, the media never asked itself what its responsibility to the country might be beyond doubling down on its efforts to defeat Trump and elect a Democrat. Instead it has amplified misinformation, undermined the country’s leadership, and spread defeatism.
We don’t need these idiots undermining the country at a time like this.
Hell, we don’t need these idiots at all.
They are utterly non-essential and have been for more than a decade. This Wuhan virus is only shining a big-ass spotlight on just how non-essential they are.
Why are they still clogging up the airwaves and turning the White House daily briefings into partisan bitch-fests when you’re forced out of work while growing increasingly worried over how you’re going to make ends meet?
The people that fuel the engine of our economy are left in limbo while bimbos like Nicolle Wallace prattle on about “This might be Trump’s Katrina.”
Does that seem right to you?
Our elite is full of self-important morons who contribute nothing but more dumb in a time when the only thing we have a surplus of is dumb. The real hero is the guy who trucks in a load of whole wheat bread, ribeyes, and low-priced cabernet to the Trader Joe’s, not the Prius-piloting sissy with a Maddow fetish who shops there. The people our elite laughed at, scoffed at, poked at, are the very people who are going to rescue us from the mess that same elite helped make.
This is when the basics count. Can you build something? Can you do something? And, as our idiot urban overlords insist on releasing criminals because THE FLU!, can you defend something?
Our elite can’t, and you would think that at a time when their humility has been shown to be so massively justified that they might actually offer some. Instead, they have doubled down on their own narcissism. They are still pretending that their sophomore SJW obsessions aren’t a luxury and that 20-something BuzzFeed scribblers who have never run anything but their mouths have something to contribute to the discussion.
Let’s be honest, there is a glut of dumb coming from the non-essential corporate news media. They are contributing nothing right now. Not one thing.
Okay, that’s not exactly true.
They are contributing to the hysteria, the panic and the division. Just when we as a nation need the exact opposite.
Or, as Kurt put it today:
Never have so many with so much unwarranted self-regard spread so much bullSchiff so shamelessly.
Last night after the Senate Democrats blocked the relief bill, the New York Times went out of its way to prove it is only essential to the Democrat Party narrative.
In their report about this crass, cynical maneuver, the Times tweaked their headline twice before it met the approval of the DNC.
They started with this:
Then, because it put the Democrats in a bad light, they changed it to this:
Whoops! Still says “Democrats!” We can’t have that!
Then they finally got the messaging right and settled on this:
Heaven forbid the so-called Paper of Record inform the public that the Democrats were the ones who killed this bill.
They’re too busy running PR for the Democrat Party.
And if there is one industry that is non-essential at this moment in time, it is the Democrat Party’s Public Relations Firm known as the corporate news media.
Shut them down. Let them feel the pain they so cavalierly dismiss today because it’s hurting people they despise.
And for God’s sake, let the rest of the country go back to work.
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