Journalism is the first falsification of history
One of our themes here at the Werkes is the dishonesty of the news media. Not incompetence but outright untruthfulness. Ignoring news unfavorable to your cause, altogether. Selectively quoting only fellow travelers. (Is anything so rare as a Trump supporter on MSNBC or CNN?) And deceptive editing.
Chuck Todd of NBC is working his way up the Blaska Enemies List, vying with Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow, Michelle Goldberg, and Adam Schiff as the most dishonest brokers in America today.
We yield to constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley to unravel Chuck Todd’s dishonesty:
During Todd’s questioning of the panel on NBC’s Meet the Press, he used a clearly deceptive clip of a statement by Attorney General Bill Barr to suggest that Barr simply justified his decision as an exercise of raw power. Both the question and carefully clipped soundbite belie the later statement from Todd’s staff that the misrepresentation of Barr’s words as “inadvertently and inaccurately” edited.
… Todd showed Barr laughing: “Well, history is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who’s writing the history.” …
[Omitted was the rest of Barr’s statement] “But I think a fair history would say that it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law. It helped, it upheld the standards of the Department of Justice and it undid what was an injustice.”
⇒ For extra credit: “Democrats are on verge of the unthinkable: Losing a swing district in California.” — Politico reports.
“The Flynn case should never have been brought and was properly disposed of.” — National Review.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: A fair history would say Chuck Todd is not a trusted source of news. For an even-handed Sunday interviewer we like Chris Wallace on Fox. He’s tough on Democrats and Republicans. (BTW: we’ve listed Turley’s blog in our list of faves at the bottom of the right-hand column. Visit him and others listed.)