Having Trouble Keeping Track of All the Legacy Media's Mistakes, Bias, Spikes, Prevarications and Suppressions from 2020? See PJ Media's Top 10 Here.
#4: Slandering Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech: "On the Fourth of July, President Donald Trump gave a magnificent speech defending America from the false attacks of Marxist critical race theory that inspired the destructive riots this summer. Legacy media outlets condemned the speech, even spreading outright lies about it. 'Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War Message,' screams Annie Karni’s headline at the Times. 'Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th,' wrote CNN’s Maeve Reston.
Others told blatant lies about the speech, perhaps hoping that no one would check the text online.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) claimed that Trump 'spent all his time talking about dead traitors,' suggesting he praised the Confederacy. Trump’s speech does not praise one single “traitor” or a member of the Confederacy. Yet The Hill approvingly quoted Duckworth’s lie, and CNN claimed that Trump 'defended Confederate monuments,' even though he did not once mention the 'Confederacy,' Robert E. Lee, or any other Confederate figure." Read the other nine here.
Unlike Other Knowledge Industries, the News Media Refuse to Deal with Major Misses: "The media’s failure to report that Donald Trump might well win the 2016 election is a debacle for America’s intelligentsia on the order of the 2008 mortgage crisis and 2003 Iraq WMD 'slam dunk.' These fiascoes all stemmed from 'knowledge management organizations' rotted with intellectual bias, groupthink, and perverse incentives. All three featured decision-makers and intellectual cheerleaders from similar social and educational milieus. Yet only the mainstream media have so far evaded tangible consequences, or real self-assessment, for their historic stumble." Read the report here.