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I'm a longtime MSM print journalist who is tired of the leftist bias at most media outlets. I still think journalism is an honorable profession when done right
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Oct 2, 2018 16 tweets 3 min read
1. A thread discussing what this Kavanaugh drama is really about: social Marxist-fueled class hatred of "privileged white males" by leftist members of the media, who surround me in my newsroom. 2. I was in the newsroom the other afternoon and, of course, folks were discussing Kavanaugh. I've been trying my hardest to avoid the topic, because this disgusting travesty has me angrier than any public controversy I can ever remember. But on this day I couldn't help it
Sep 28, 2018 18 tweets 4 min read
1. A thread on why I think this Kavanaugh hearing has tapped into the seething rage of "old white men." 2. I'm a mid-50s "old white man" who has worked for the MSM for more than 30 years. I can't tell you how many disparaging remarks I've heard from journalists about "old white men."
Sep 13, 2018 25 tweets 5 min read
1. My wife may be finally ready to take the #RedPill 2. She is decidedly apolitical. So was I until Trump came along. Like @ThomasWictor, my "moment of truth" came during the Presidential debates, although for a different reason. I saw how utterly biased the moderators were, actually arguing with one of the candidates (Trump).
Aug 22, 2018 9 tweets 6 min read
@drawandstrike @ThomasWictor I try to have conversations with fellow reporters I KNOW are highly intelligent-- but when it comes to Trump, there's just no swaying them. He's Hitler. When I ask specifically what he's done that makes him Hitler, they look at me like I'm from Jupiter. It's just accepted "fact." @drawandstrike @ThomasWictor "He made fun of a crippled reporter," one guy said. So I tried to show him video that proves Trump makes the same hand gestures when mocking non-crippled people. The guy puts his hand up. "I don't want to get into a big conversation about it," he says and walks away.

Er...yeah.
Aug 19, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
1. Well, well...

washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-par… 2. So in 2014, the WaPo opined that Obama should fire CIA director John Bennan because he spied on Congress and then lied about it.

We can all agree that's an egregious act, certainly worthy of firing. Good on the WaPo.

But....
Jul 19, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
1. Jeez, Fox has become unwatchable from 3-5 pm, between the open animosity for Trump shown by Shepard Smith and Neil Cavuto. I don't mind criticism, and certainly don't want to see syncopates like the MSM's treatment of Obama. But... 2. ...watching Smith and Cavuto is like watching MSNBC. Trump can't do anything right as far as they're concerned. I'm just watching Cavuto trying to eke out an anti-Trump opinion from a guest. "But don't you think..."
Jul 6, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
@Pink_About_it 1. Saying these people are mentally ill and need help is not the same as hating them. Quite the opposite. It’s one thing to have a crossdressing fetish and to dress up in private. That’s how healthy folks deal w these Sex fantasies, & there’s nothing wrong with that. @Pink_About_it 2. Couples engage in role play all the time. Again, perfectly healthy. But when you start altering your body and making yourself into a freak — yes, a freak — you should see a psychiatrist. The problem?
Jun 30, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
@drawandstrike @maggieNYT 1. Journalists like to chide cops for not calling out the bad cops, but they make excuses for blatant ethics violations because Trump is Hitler. I often have nice conversations with our liberal night editor and she usually agrees with me when I point these things out... @drawandstrike @maggieNYT 2. She’s pretty plugged in to the journalism intelligentsia: Poynter, CJR, Romanesko, etc. They never mention this stuff, so she expresses true surprise when, for instance, I showed her the photo of the CNN panel with their hands up in solidarity with Michael Brown.
Jun 29, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
@tsspangler 1. Instead of doubling down on hating Trump, maybe we in the media should look at the latest Axiom poll, in which 72% said they believe we make things up. Is that Trump's fault or ours? Do we call out fake news when it happens? @tsspangler 2. If Poynter or the CJR did think-pieces about the incredible number of retractions and corrections lately, or the demonstrably false info being put out by media outlets (like that unethical Time cover), I haven't seen them.
Jun 21, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
@Thomas1774Paine 1. I work with a bunch of these MSM pseudo-intellectual schmucks. They live in the world of theory, and in theory communism sounds good. They cover their beats based on their theories; you'd be surprised how few reporters leave the newsroom and actually talk to real people. @Thomas1774Paine 2. Instead, they call the same 3-4 "experts" who will give them the tailored comment they're looking for. I sat behind a lefty reporter years ago who was doing a story about homeschooling, and of course, his default, teacher-union-loving position was that homeschooling was bad.
Apr 3, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
2. If a reporter/photog covered a fire, and a white person was an eye-witness, & a minority only heard about it, quote the minority — and be sure to take his/her picture 3. If you went to a school of 2000 kids and two were black, you can be sure the photog would shoot pix of the black kid. Otherwise, the photog knew he’d be sent back out because the story wasn’t “mainstreamed.”
Mar 4, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
1. They choose narratives or make them up. There’s an old newsroom saying: 3 examples make a trend. I’m a journalist who is disgusted by what’s happening in my industry. This can be a noble profession if done properly and I try to do it the right way. 2. There’s a saying many journalists treat as the Golden Rule: “Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” It’s the very definition of advocacy journalism. Same with “speak truth to power.” How about just “speak truth”?