Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Same World, Different Realities, And Media False Memories

Leonard Pitts, prog journo extraordinaire is at it again, trying to pull off a full 1984.

In Leonard Pitts Jr.'s open letter to journalists, via the Detroit Free press, reality takes a hard left turn:

Dear Colleagues: We’re doing it again. Remember last year’s campaign? Remember how dogged and relentless we were in covering Hillary Clinton’s sloppy handling of her emails?

Seriously? Dogged and relentless? More like lap-doggish and tail tucked. Pitts and the other journos couldn't wait to quickly declare there was no there there and sweep the embarrassing national security scandal and legal violations by Clinton under the rug as they jumped in the tank with both feet trying to drag her over the finish line.

But wait, there's more!:

Remember the comparatively free ride we gave Donald Trump despite his repeated demonstrations that he was unserious, unsound and unfit? Remember all the hand wringing afterward about how we had embraced a false equivalence? Apparently, we learned no lesson from that.

Were we watching the same news? Does he really expect us to forget the extensive attacks on Trump (whether deserved or not) over for example the locker room tape from 12 years ago?

Let's recall how much of a free pass it was - oh wait! - Pitts himself wrote a freaking column roasting Trump about it at the time! So much for the comparative free ride.

Perhaps Leonard Pitts is getting senile and can't remember his own columns, or he just hopes you don't.

Perhaps in his current state he's conflating the free pass he and the rest of the media gave to Obama with the attack dogs unleashed on Trump.


Windy Wilson said...

As Leonard Pitts might say in other circumstances, "Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes."

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

The media is having a credibility issue, after being in the tank for Hillary and sucking up to Obama and being so obvious about it that John. Q. Public could see the bias from the Hillary coverage and the Trump coverage. Most of the reporters don't see themselves as impartial distributors of truth, but members of the resistance against Trump. And they wonder why the alternate media and news is taking off.