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Along with any other mainstream news media. I’m more than a little impressed with Kurt Schlichter’s latest rant: The Media Hates You And Is Shocked That You Hate It Back. A taste from Schlichter:
I guess we’ll be told we’re unseemly if we giggle at the cancellation of useless stooge Don Lemon’s low-rated airport lounge video muzak, or at how the Israelis leveled the Gaza high-rise housing the AP and Al-Jazeera. Well, color us unseemly, because when the media suffers, we celebrate.
And we’re not going to apologize for it. Half of America, at least, now cares about the media precisely as much as the media cares about us – that is, not at all. In fact, we actively wish it ill. We cheer when some trash website or paper folds. The frequent layoff announcements make us giddy. Sad journalists whining about how people on Twitter dare criticize them cause us to howl in delight.
I am entirely with him when news media report layoffs and their employees whine about it. And I am with him when he condemns as enemies those organizations, like the Associated Press, that fabricate news to suit the anti-American propaganda efforts of terrorists. And I am oh-so-tired of “journalists” deciding I shouldn’t hear about some events.
FWIW, I fired my then-local newspaper back in 1995. I was a bit ahead of the curve, after a slow start in childhood.
Schlichter’s closing graf:
The media hates you. You owe it nothing. Give it nothing, except your contempt.