There are many ways that a corrupt, incompetent, and probably dishonest media can distort an issue. They can scramble the issues so that a centrist candidate like Ms. Clinton can pose as a progressive and a mildly progressive candidate like Mr. Sanders can appear to be a flaming Red. When that fails the dishonest media can report opinions like they were facts so that when Ms. Clinton called herself a “pragmatic progressive” there is no honest discussion as to what qualifies one as a progressive. And when all else fails, the dishonest media buries an issue an issue so that it is never seen or heard of – at least in a timely fashion. This manipulation is why so many Americans have little faith in the news that is being reported to them.
“Only 6 percent of people say they have a great deal of confidence in the press, about the same level of trust Americans have in Congress, according to a new survey released on Sunday.”
“The study mirrors past reports that found the public’s trust in mass media has reached historic lows, according to data gathered by the Media Insight Project, a partnership between The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute. The report found faith in the press was just slightly higher than the 4 percent of people who said they trusted Congress.”
“Alongside the dire findings, the report found respondents valued accuracy above all else, with 85 percent of people saying it was extremely important to avoid errors in coverage. Timeliness and clarity followed closely, with 76 percent and 72 percent respectively saying those attributes were imperative among media sources.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trust-in-media_us_57148543e4b06f35cb6fec58
Recently Ms. Clinton, in my opinion who is the Queen of Pandering, wrote an article for a right wing Israeli journal. In addition to getting facts wrong, Ms. Clinton condescendingly explained to her political opponent, Mr. Sanders, the book of Exodus, and about his Jewish heritage. This disgusting column, to me completely indefensible, should have gotten press coverage but only has done so at a few small progressive sites.
“Meanwhile, the presidential candidate herself published a blog post on the right-wing pro-Israel website The Times of Israel on Sunday night doing what can only be described as “goysplaining” — or, as a non-Jew, condescendingly accusing a Jew of betraying his own people for criticizing Israel.”
“In the article, titled “Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover,” Clinton told the Biblical story of Exodus and stressed that lessons should be drawn from it for today.”
“With hawkish right-wing rhetoric, Clinton steadfastly defended the Israeli government. She conflated the Jewish religion with the state of Israel and condemned critics of the government as anti-Semitic.” http://www.salon.com/2016/04/18/hillary_clinton_goysplains_to_bernie_sanders_in_passover_article_accusing_him_of_betraying_his_people_by_criticizing_israel/
A small part of Ms. Clinton’s article follows. It is in another part of the article that she directly criticizes Mr. Sanders for supporting the rights of all peoples, including the Palestinian people. Another odd note is that she quotes Exodus as if it was a real event. Most of the accepted modern historians consider the Book of Exodus to be a story as they have no found historical data or reliable sources that Exodus is nothing more than a major story.
“Protecting allies and partners like Israel is one of the most solemn duties of any Commander-in-Chief. Yet others in this race suggest we must remain “neutral” in order to negotiate. But Israel’s safety is simply non-negotiable. And it would be a grave mistake for the United States to cede the mantle of leadership in the peace process to anyone else. For the security of Israel and the world, we need America to remain a respected global leader, and be ready and able to block any international effort to isolate or attack Israel.”
“There’s one final lesson in the story of the Exodus: the reminder to keep telling its story. To connect the past with the present, participants in every seder are taught to imagine that they themselves were still enslaved in Egypt.” http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/fighting-oppression-inequality-and-injustice-on-passover/
A few weeks ago President Obama stated in an interview that the incursion in Libya was his greatest mistake. The media, apparently wishing to bury the story and to avoid any possible conflict between the President and his one-time Secretary of State, have not tied Obama’s ‘greatest mistake’ to Ms. Clinton, who in many earlier reported accounts was the President’s Cabinet Member who was the strongest proponent of an incursion. Only a dishonest media would fail to make the connection and be willing to keep alive the fantasy that after being wrong on the incursion in Iraq, and the destabilization in Haiti and of Libya, and keeping alive the hostility with Iran, and being a supporter of Trade Agreements hurting the American worker and economy, that Ms. Clinton is a foreign policy expert.
“Asked for his worst mistake while in office, Mr Obama named the failure to plan for the aftermath of Col Gaddafi’s ousting as Libyan leader, which sparked years of instability that are only just showing signs of easing.”
“Whether it be pride, a reluctance to show weakness or not wanting to hand opponents ammunition, such admissions do not come easily.”
“They tend to come out of political necessity, when a president’s term is coming to an end or, safer still, when they are out of office altogether.”
“Even this apparent display of humility from Mr Obama, given as he considered his legacy, was qualified by his belief the intervention was “the right thing to do”. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36018223