Recall, if you will, the story of President George H. W. Bush and the grocery supermarket scanner. The New York Times recorded how amazed he was with the long-established technology and used it to paint him as out of touch.
There’s just one problem. The story never happened. The reporter for the New York Times, who went on to be promoted as head of their editorial board, had made it up.
Now consider the media’s antagonism towards fake news and hostility towards Facebook, etc. for distributing fake news. It seems that the outrage some reporters have for it is that people on social networks are merely competing with the traditional outlets’ abilities to make stuff up.
None of it is good, healthy, or right. But the media sure seems to turn a blind eye to its own fabrications and those of its allies like Media Matters, etc. Right now, Media Matters is circulating a selectively edited video of Ben Shapiro. It makes it look like Shapiro is making race based claims about the scientific revolution. The full video of his remarks shows he is not.
But the media is fixated on a video of Nancy Pelosi. And that’s fine. They should highlight it. The problem is the media rarely dares push back against selective edits and fake news from the left. They only care about narratives.