I legitimately don’t understand why the Daily Caller has to do it. Why does the Daily Caller have to run the exclusive story that Democrat vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris is out actively promoting a bail fund organization that has helped a man who sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl get out of jail?
Don’t misunderstand, I totally get why the Daily Caller would run with the story. I’m not talking about amplifying, playing up, leveraging, and all that. A conservative news site is going to talk about a story that humiliates Democrats far more than a site like Salon or The Atlantic. That’s a given.
But what has happened to the integrity of major news operations that solely exist to uncover stories like this? Why are mainstream operations like NBC, ABC, CBS, and even the news divisions of places like CNN, and Headline News, not able to discover and report on this kind of thing? Ditto that for the New York Times, the Washington Post, all of the usual suspects. They have far more gravitas, far more resources, far more funding than the Daily Caller. Their reporters have far more connections and can address far more leads than the Daily Caller. So why?
It’s not as though this is some grand mystery or some unknown situation. The Minnesota Freedom Fund has been in the news in the past. In August, it helped a man post bail who was accused of assaulting a 71-year-old woman as he burglarized her home.
And that’s not all. The bail fund also helped bail out a man who stomped on and robbed an innocent person on May 25th. That’s the same day George Floyd died.
Whatever the MFF’s reason for existing, whatever its motivations, it is clear that – at best – it is so mismanaged, so poorly orchestrated, that it is actively working against public safety.
Yet the woman who would be vice president, a person sitting on a U.S. presidential ticket, has tweeted, asking her supporters to donate to the fund. She told the world that MFF was a viable and good organization that was helping “those protesting on the ground in Minnesota” as though the bail was going to people who were arrested for carrying signs and petitioning for redress rather than those curb-stomping and sexually assaulting innocents.
The MFF continues using Harris’s image on its fundraising page.
In what political universe, in what era, is this not a story worthy of attention? Is there anyone with any credibility who thinks that if this was Mike Pence that the story would be left to left-wing news sites to cover? That the mainstream press wouldn’t find it notable or newsworthy?
That’s the issue so many have with the press. It isn’t just the way they cover stories that proves how utterly biased and unreliable they are as guardians of American republicanism. It’s often the things they don’t – and won’t – say one word about that proves it.