Giving Up…

Former CBS News writer and producer Deacon Greg Kandra posts a blog entry on the Mitchell Reports/Mitt Romney edit job…

I’m tired. Truly. I’ve grown weary of trying to defend the indefensible and explain the inexplicable. For years, people have stomped their feet and pounded their fists and snorted “Liberal media bias!” and I’ve always tut-tutted and shooshed them and said, “No, no. Calm down. They meant well. It was just a misunderstanding. A mistake. These things happen.” I spent over 25 years working in the oft-reviled Mainstream Media and I saw up close and personal how the sausage was made. I knew the people who wielded the knives and wore the aprons, and could vouch (most of the time, anyway) for their good intentions.

But now?

Forget it. I’m done. You deserve what they’re saying about you. It’s earned. You have worked long and hard to merit the suspicion, acrimony, mistrust and revulsion that the media-buying public increasingly heaps upon you. You have successfully eroded any confidence, dispelled any trust, and driven your audience into the arms of the Internet and the blogosphere, where biases are affirmed and like-minded people can tell each other what they hold to be true, since nobody believes in objective reality any more. You have done a superlative job of diminishing what was once a great profession and undermining one of the vital underpinnings of democracy, a free press.

Good job.

I just have one question:

What the hell is wrong with you guys?

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15 Responses to “Giving Up…”

  1. The light shines, the angels sing, the clue is gotten. :idea:

  2. I find myself in agreement with Al.

  3. When he’s right, he’s right.

  4. Another idiot who believes the conservative lie that it’s all our fault. Go write your stupid book and wait for Ailes to call..that’s what you set this up for.

  5. libertyandjustice Says:

    Maybe it’s a start, a wake up call, but I won’t hold my breath. The good news is we have media
    outlet choices and the old monopoly’s are dying out. Some would limit our future choices in news POV
    which is the greatest future danger to an informed public.

    Spud , thanks for posting the article.

  6. Yeah, that blatant edit was all in our minds. Right. Along with every other obvious example. “Look over there, folks. Nothing to see here.”

  7. “conservative lie that it’s all our fault”
    You get drunk at the race?
    This is about a person who was in denial over liberal bias finally awakened by the Mitchell edit fiasco.

  8. No, and I know what it’s about. A disgruntled ex-CBS employee picks two examples and decides the entire media (except FNC, of course, which he carefully avoids criticizing) has a liberal bias. Bull. He wants to be Bernie Goldberg.

  9. Thanks for setting us straight. Silly conniving ex-CBS newsman.

  10. carolmr Says:

    I wonder how many times Mrs. Alan Greenspan and airhead Chris Cillizza have been to WaWa’s?

  11. savefarris Says:

    joe, if you’ve got 2 examples of the MSM going out of their way to deceptively edit tape of a Democratic in order to make them look bad/out of touch/hypocritical, then by all means produce the evidence.

    Otherwise…

  12. I’ll be waiting for Fast and Furrious The Movie from the Hollywood elite:
    Two idealistic reporters from The Daily Caller played by Robert Pattinson and Anton Yelchin meet in a dark parking garage with a shadowed DOJ figure code named “Deep-reamer”. “Follow the documents like we should have followed the guns”, he says in a hushed but gravely voice.

  13. imnotblue Says:

    It’s important to remember, folks… a MSM-er, who says anything other than, “Leftwing bias is a myth,” or “Some folks are biased for the left,” or “What happened there was poor journalism and probably bias,” is a TRAITOR! They’re probably looking for a job at FOX, or some other rightwing organization… where they’ll be able to give their opinion, no matter how traitorous it is.

    This isn’t hypocrisy, or evidence of one’s own bias and intolerance… it’s, um, something else.

    Say it with me now, “There is no bias, but rightwing bias.” Good. Again. Louder! “There is no bias, but rightwing bias.”

    Good. Here’s a sugar cube.

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