They have a point. Many of these media outlets (which are mostly small in relative terms) will be inclined to like Trump. But Media Matters needs to take a chill pill. Every major old media outlet with the exception of FOX and The Wall Street Journal have long been propaganda outfits for the corporatist Left (There is a non-corporatist Left media, in our opinion a more honest Left, Democracy Now! would be an example.) and for Obama specifically. NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, The USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, Newsweek, TIME, NPR, PBS, The Huffington Post, Salon, Slate, in many ways Facebook and Twitter, all of these outlets have carried the water for the Obama and Clinton machines, and for some of the older outlets the water of lefty machines of the past. And NOW Media Matters is concerned?
Well, I suppose they would be.
Absolutely, 2 wrongs don’t make a right, but for the center node of propaganda in this country, Media Matters, founded and financed by George Soros crony capitalist extraordinaire and run by David Brock the DC spinmeister to complain about biased media is ludicrous. The ONLY reason they are complaining about biased media now is because Media Matters and its fellow travelers lost so spectacularly in 2016.
Boo hoo David Brock. Boo hoo.
The Trump administration will likely have plenty of crony capitalism lodged within it. Any administration that embraces an activist government (and Trump in some ways appears to be embracing an activist government) is going to have some of the crony cancer metastasizing within its cells. And there will indeed be pro-Trump crony media. (Though again, likely nothing on the scale we saw for Clinton in 2016.) But for Media Matters to fret about “propaganda” is crazy town. Media Matters IS a tool of propaganda.
(From Media Matters)
After the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump is coalescing a network of supportive right-wing media outlets, including an online publication owned by his son-in-law, a supermarket tabloid, and a new 24-hour news outlet that has been described as “Trump TV.” Since the primaries, these right-wing media outlets have helped push Trump’s agenda and have attacked his political opponents.