On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” The Washington Examiner’s Joseph Simonson joins Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to analyze the corporate media’s failures over the last year and discuss how they have further altered Americans’ trust in some of the nation’s institutions.

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  1. FLGirl358 Member
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    This podcast was more interesting as a study in problems with journalism today than the topics discussed. Your guest exemplified them perfectly. After admitting not watching something first hand and basing opinions on another journalists story, he feels free to espouse an opinion with the tone of an expert. When he didn’t have an articulate answer, he commented on how hard the question was and babbled us down the rabbit hole. When he didn’t like the question, he simply redirected and answered a question he preferred to talk about. He used the term “smart” twice referencing people opposed to Trump and election fraud claims. The last by far the most egregious because it impacts his writing and the impressions left with his readers. The Left talks about unconscious bias regarding race…yet it is dismissed when it comes to things like class, education, political affiliation, and region of the country. Joe’s tone of condescension and sense of elevated importance over Trumps supporters was clear. This is the elitism Trumps base points to. This inflated ego after admitting he believed polls, freaked about COVID, suggests Cuomo was a father figure (instead of campaign prop), excuses the leader of the free worlds dementia, etc. Hmmm…”smart” ?

    The one cogent topic touched on early was the power of Millenials and their exertion of it. They are tech savvy and unencumbered by families. This gives them a big voice and time to fixate on issues older working families don’t. An interesting comparison would be the youth of the 60s and Millenials. It may be a strong predictor of things to come and likely a real story worth exploring.

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  2. Taras Coolidge
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    @Taras

    Simonson is a little inarticulate — I wished Jashinsky had interrupted him more often — but he makes many useful points about the corruption of the liberal media.

    The things @flgirl358 complains of are there, too, but amount to only a couple of minutes.

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  3. FLGirl358 Member
    FLGirl358
    @FLGirl358

    Taras (View Comment):

    Simonson is a little inarticulate — I wished Jashinsky had interrupted him more often — but he makes many useful points about the corruption of the liberal media.

    The things @ flgirl358 complains of are there, too, but amount to only a couple of minutes.

    @taras I respectfully disagree on it being only a couple of minutes. It was his style throughout…and common across many mediums which was the larger point. Observation and commentary aren’t complaining.  If I simply don’t like something, I exercise my freedom and turn it off. 

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