Why Conservatives Celebrate when the MSM Dies

2020 February 3
by bc3b

Few things make conservatives happier than reading headlines like this:

  • CNN’s Ratings Collapse in 2019
  • McClatchy – Publisher of 29 Newspapers Teeters Near Bankruptcy
  • Warnermedia Ratchets Up Bloodbath with Big Firings
  • New York Daily News Layoffs Ax Half the Newsroom Staff

It’s not like conservatives particularly want to see people lose their jobs. Rather conservatives relish full employment. But, when companies produce products no one wants and are blatantly dishonest, it’s time for them to go.

Since Watergate the media has transitioned from biased people who tried to be somewhat objective in reporting the news to propaganda organs of the far-left. Prior to Watergate, newspapers and network news shows made an effort (admittedly often lame) to separate objective news from opinion. If an article wasn’t a signed opinion piece, the writer was instructed to stick to the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where and why) along with how.

With Watergate (and the lionization of Woodward and Bernstein) , all that changed as left-wing activists crammed journalism schools. In 2020 the real journalists are either dead or retired and the leftist crazies are not only writing the news, but managing the media. Media bias has been replaced by outright dishonesty

Media coverage of impeachment has been 100% negative. In fact, it’s fair to ask if the impeachment trial would ever have happened had the media not constantly been pushing for it. The American public really doesn’t care and the ratings prove it.

Then there’s this editorial from Sunday’s Los Angeles Times:

Not because Trump is a Republican. Not because of his conservative policies. Not as a way to nullify the outcome of the 2016 election. But because he engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors of exactly the sort the founders had in mind when they created the impeachment process in the U.S. Constitution.

The details of those crimes have been laid out a thousand times, but here they are again: Congress voted to give $391 million to Ukraine, an ally that was at war, defending itself against Russia. But Trump withheld that money in a clear violation — an illegal violation — of Congress’ express wishes. He did so not because he had foreign policy disagreements with Congress, but because he hoped to extort from Ukraine’s president what he called “a favor” in return for the money — the announcement of an investigation into groundless accusations against former Vice President Joe Biden that he believed could be useful to him in winning reelection.

In other words, he hijacked national security and foreign policy to induce Ukraine to take actions to smear a prospective political opponent. He abused the power of his office to benefit himself personally. Then, as the second article of impeachment makes clear, he sought to stonewall the investigation by refusing to release documents and ordering his subordinates not to testify in the House inquiry.

It may not come as a surprise to many readers that we support the ultimate punishment for this egregious abuse of power.

The editorial begins with a blatant lie. “Not because Trump is a Republican. Not because of his conservative policies. Not as a way to nullify the outcome of the 2016 election.” The increasing likelihood that President Trump will win the 2020 election is the very reason this editorial was written.

The goal is obvious – not only negate  the result of the 2016 election, but also of future elections if the people’s choice doesn’t mesh with left-wing objectives.

Where was the LA Times – and the rest of the media – during the eight years when Barack Obama was abusing presidential power (e.g. DACA) for eight years? Where were the calls for impeachment?

When there’s a poorly-produced product that very few want, it only stands to reason that the businesses will fail and the dishonest people who produce it will lose their jobs. There’s no reason to be unhappy about it.

Hat tip: Los Angeles Times and www.bigonoreport.com

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Iowa caucuses – be glad you’re not there tonight.

54 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 February 3 5:10 am
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    bc3b permalink

    McDonald’s and Wendy’s are hiring!

  2. 2020 February 3 6:37 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    They brought it on themselves so I have no F’s to give on the matter. The only reason that the USC gives the press a free hand as they were to be the early warning radar that some shenanigans are going on. In Watergate, W&B fulfilled the mission the Founders expected of them. Unfortunately the message of the larger press was activism == success. Which is doubly ironic because they were doing gum shoe reporting, something little seen these days.

    We should not be too elated with the demise of the current crop of media reporting. Lacking someone with the resources to dig for a story, bureaucrats will drift to those offering the graft or corruption. You see a lot of that right at the local level. Local Pols who don’t want cameras in court houses or public buildings.

  3. 2020 February 3 6:38 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I’ve gotten 2 texts on my phone so far asking “Are you in for Bernie?”
    An annoying tactic.

    If Eph is getting them, too, then I’m guessing the Bernie Campaign is reading BJG.
    Cause we both predicted a Bernie win LOL.

  4. 2020 February 3 7:13 am
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    justrand permalink

    and then there’s Bloomberg, who has already PROMISED that his “news” organization will ONLY report on things negative to Trump and NOTHING negative about Democrats. How THAT for “fair”?? His Super Bowl ad was also pure excrement!

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-mike-bloombergs-anti-gun-super-bowl-ad-makes-wildly-misleading-claims-on-child-gun-deaths

  5. 2020 February 3 8:11 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Given that more rabid people attend caucuses, I will be very surprised if Bernie doesn’t do well tonight.

  6. 2020 February 3 8:45 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    5,

    If I was the commish of the NFL I would have had a clause in my network contract — No political ads. As a going sports concern political ads are a loser. You do nothing but piss off the other side of the argument. Sports is an optional extra in the scheme of things which makes ticking people off doubly dangerous. It would be nice to have a public sphere where anybody can just enjoy something for what it is and nothing more. Sports is a good a choice as any in that regard.

  7. 2020 February 3 10:42 am
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, I appreciate the sentiment…but the “Woke” culture would just continue to slip their messages into their commercials anyway.

  8. 2020 February 3 11:16 am
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    bc3b permalink

    On the subject of the Super Bowl halftime show:

    https://www.rightjournalism.com/the-far-left-is-now-saying-the-superbowl-halftime-show-was-a-protest-of-the-kids-in-cages-policy-video/

    I didn’t watch the game. I was a big NFL fan, but haven’t watched a game in three years (except for the Lions annual Thanksgiving loss when my son comes over).

  9. 2020 February 3 11:38 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    8,

    Obviously you are right, just tune in to the stupidity on the telly every night. Hope springs eternal.

  10. 2020 February 3 11:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    This is dangerous stuff — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/gerhardt-entire-white-house-defense-team-will-face-bar-charges — When a person cannot have a defense because his proposed attorney might face bar action we are descending into depotism.

  11. 2020 February 3 11:48 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Just when you think the media couldn’t get any lower. NY Times writer doxxes Brown University football coach who criticized the media in a private message:

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/nyt-reporter-doxxes-brown-university-football-coach-for-criticizing-media-in-private-message/

    Reminiscent of CNN’s Brian “Missing Link” Stelter, who doesn’t believe that the same First Amendment that guarantees freedom of the press gives Americans (including the President) the right to criticize the media.

  12. 2020 February 3 11:56 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #8 –

    At least my son’s company’s Super Bowl commercial wasn’t woke. It had a kid laying on a skateboard with a rocket on his back (with a message suggesting people visit their local mortgage broker instead of going to Quicken Loans/Rocket Mortgage).

  13. 2020 February 3 12:04 pm
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    7 – Agreed, not likely to happen though.
    11 – We’re there.

    BTW 8 Counties in IA, have more registrations than eligible voters. hmm.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/eight-iowa-counties-have-total-registration-rates-larger-than-eligible-voter-population-more-than-18600-extra-names-on-voter-rolls/#post-comments

  14. 2020 February 3 12:50 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    11, yeah that’s been a big issue already.
    1) many people are scared to work in the Trump Admin due to the chance of being dinged in the future
    2) I recall a story from the early days in ’17 when someone set up a database of resumes for people who wanted to serve but some Swamp employee was bragging online about deleting it

  15. 2020 February 3 1:13 pm
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    Rush Limbaugh apparently announced at end of his program today he has advanced stage lung cancer, from what it sounded like it’s real bad.

  16. 2020 February 3 1:20 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Sad news about Rush.
    I pretty much only got to listen to him 2 or 3 times a year. He definitely did NOT come across as extreme or screechy. I never figured out why Libs were so exercised over him. His show was, though, a central place to “meet” for a lot of people. And at a time when conservative voices were few in number

  17. 2020 February 3 1:20 pm
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    Eph permalink

  18. 2020 February 3 2:17 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    From an NRA email, this apt observation:

    Is Another Presidential Candidate Preparing to Exit the Race?
    We ask this question only half-jokingly, and as a response to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s recent introduction of a “new” anti-gun bill.
    It seems that every time a Democrat hoping to unseat President Donald Trump this November begins to see their campaign unravelling, they start to hammer on attacking the Second Amendment.

  19. 2020 February 3 3:29 pm
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    justrand permalink

    the news about Rush is tragic, on multiple levels. I will indeed pray for him. We, AMERICA, need his voice…but will apparently be deprived of it all too soon. 🙁

  20. 2020 February 3 4:26 pm
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    Eph permalink

    What time does Iowa close?

  21. 2020 February 3 4:36 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph #21 –

    There’s no set length. Anyone who wants to talk is given an opportunity to address the caucus. Some could be done in half an hour; others can drag on 3-5 hours. They begin at 7 PM Central Time.

  22. 2020 February 3 4:50 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    If Rush has stage 4 lung cancer he has months. I assume that is what is meant by advanced. At the outside he has maybe 12-18 months. My dad died with the same condition. From the time the doc and I talked it was 9 weeks. I wish Limbaugh all the best in the time he has left.

  23. 2020 February 3 5:05 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, in the case of my Dad it was 4 months.

  24. 2020 February 3 5:08 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Was Rush a smoker ???

  25. 2020 February 3 5:13 pm
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    About ~6mo when it came to my fathers.

    I knew the day would come when Rush would be off the air, I hoped it would be on his terms though (retirement) and not cause of the left or a random death (aircraft\heli\car etc), or by illness like this. 🙁

  26. 2020 February 3 5:14 pm
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    25 – In his early years yes, he quit back in the early 90’s as I recall (“My formerly nicotine stained hands: shuffles newspapers sound:”), but he never gave up the cigars.

  27. 2020 February 3 5:17 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Bernie +10 is the final count

  28. 2020 February 3 5:35 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I’ll miss Joe when he drops out … next week? LOL

  29. 2020 February 3 5:37 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  30. 2020 February 3 5:38 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  31. 2020 February 3 5:40 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jim owes us a new keyboard for post #29…..

  32. 2020 February 3 5:51 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Eoh –

    9 minutes until the caucuses begin.

  33. 2020 February 3 5:54 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    They are feeling the Bern in New Hampshire.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/berniementum-sanders-makes-gains-in-nh-polls/

    New Hampshire used to be a great state. Then the mAssholes fled Massachusetts because it became so socialistic and continued their voting patterns in NH.

  34. 2020 February 3 6:03 pm
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    justrand permalink

    I always assumed Hillary would arrange Rush’s “suicide”…I think Rush did too, that’s why he kept smoking those cigars.

  35. 2020 February 3 6:12 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    CSPAN is covering a caucus if you want to see how boring it is.

  36. 2020 February 3 6:24 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #35 –

    Seriously, I wonder how much effect the cigars had.

  37. 2020 February 3 6:31 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The Onion comes up with a good one.

    https://politics.theonion.com/dnc-mulls-asking-donald-trump-to-run-as-democrat-in-eff-1841432132
    “Democratic National Committee officials reportedly mulled Monday asking Donald Trump to run for president as a Democrat in an effort to stop Bernie Sanders. “

  38. 2020 February 3 7:14 pm
    [39]

    Canada… at it again.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/here-we-go-trudeau-minister-all-news-websites-must-get-a-government-license-for-approved-content/

    …adam shit…
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-might-trade-alaska-russians-cries-schiff-during-closing-impeachment-remarks

    ^^ Keep in mind this jackass still has TS clearance ‘leading’ house intel committee, as do so many who should have long ago lost such.

  39. 2020 February 3 7:29 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    The Iowa Democratic caucuses are a great way to waste a couple hours on a Monday night and meet some incredibly fugly women.

  40. 2020 February 3 7:39 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Bill Weld is having a great night

    I’m happy for him

    LoL

  41. 2020 February 3 7:54 pm
    [42]
    bc3b permalink

    Apparently some of the Democrats software isn’t working well so it may take a while, especially if the DNC doesn’t like the results.

  42. 2020 February 3 8:00 pm
    [43]
    bc3b permalink

    Roy Williams (NC) lost again tonight. This is turning into a great college basketball season.

  43. 2020 February 3 8:06 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Very preliminary:
    Bernie: 25%
    Warren: 20%
    Petey Boy 18%
    Biden 14%

  44. 2020 February 3 8:08 pm
    [45]
    Eph permalink

    44. BC,

    Halarious.

  45. 2020 February 3 8:10 pm
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    Eph permalink

    BC,

    Where do you see those numbers?

  46. 2020 February 3 8:23 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    CSPAN, but they are VERY preliminary. The bad thing about CSPAN is these idiot nerds calling in.

  47. 2020 February 3 8:39 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    With 2% in:

    Petey Boy: 27%
    Bernie 26%
    Lie-A-Watha 20%
    Biden 14%

  48. 2020 February 3 8:44 pm
    [49]
    bc3b permalink

    Some of the caucuses are still going on.

    I can’t take these dorks calling into CSPAN any more.

  49. 2020 February 3 9:06 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    I’ll find out the results in the morning.

  50. 2020 February 3 11:03 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Dems have majorly cocked up the caucus
    Meanwhile …

  51. 2020 February 4 12:18 am
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    51 – All numbers have been removed as of ~2am anyway.
    52 – LOL

    btw anyone actually buying this screw up in IA? First the poll bs, now this? Sure feels like a by design situation to muddle and mute results they don’t like. Also you got buttplug with ties to the “app” maker, a company called Shadow who was contracts by both NV and IA Dems for the caucus, and buttplug contracted with them separately, and who without numbers\results released, declares victory. ???
    They want to run the country, but can’t even pull off a caucus legitimately?

    In other news TRUMP WINS Iowa republican caucus with 97% of the vote. Bill Weld, Joe Walsh and ‘Other’ each got about 1%. 😉

    Anyway I’m in b4 they start blaming russia, which you know some jackass will do come morning. 😉

  52. 2020 February 4 12:52 am
    [54]

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/iowa

    I gotta say the jokes in the comments on that thread are top notch for once.

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