Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The Media Has Learned Nothing And Forgotten Nothing

Our media today:

Chernobyl is in Ukraine. 

So verily, Ukraine has certainly already had their Chernobyl, and they, totally unimaginatively, called it Chernobyl, because it was Chernobyl.

Obama's adviser Ben Rhodes was right when he said:

“All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” Rhodes told the Times in May. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change.”

“They literally know nothing.”

Of course he used that ignorance to manipulate the media to the Administration's requirements and sell their spin.

That Time, a once venerable news magazine would run a headline and story that the dam collapse could become Ukraine's Chernobyl is beyond pathetic, and a clear sign of the lack of actual real-world knowledge among news reporters today.


Matthew W said...

Still betting the Ukes nuked their own dam.........

drjim said...

I can hear Edward R. Murrow spinning from here.....