Journalist: The Beginning Of The End Of American Journalism Was The Lewinski Scandal

by | May 13, 2019 | Headline News | 21 comments

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    American journalist Matt Taibbi has said that the American press began its rapid decline during the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked Bill Clinton during his presidency. The mainstream media is no longer even attempting to portray objectivity, but simply “packaging anger” for the brainwashed American public.

    In a new On Contact” episode, host Chris Hedges and Taibbi dive into the roots of the decay of journalism in the United States, which preys on prejudices and fear while pitting people against each other and paving the way for demagogues. According to RT, Taibbi says this all started back when Bill Clinton was president.

    From Monica Lewinski to Hillary Clinton, the coverage of major news stories by the U.S. media has grown increasingly strident, with cable channels no longer trying to project a picture of objectivity but selling a story that makes people angry,” Taibbi, an award-winning journalist, and author says.

    Taibbi says that the result of this journalistic decay and emotional fear mongering is a public addicted to hating each other. Americans have become addicted to the news that agrees with their bias, and it was set up that way on purpose. The only thing anyone will hear when they turn on the news are stories specifically crafted to manufacture outrage, make you hate the other side, and fuel the addiction to anger.

    Taibbi is the author of Hate Inc: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another.

    In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider’s guide to the variety of ways today’s mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as “the news” is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business.

    Heading into a 2020 election season that promises to be a Great Giza Pyramid Complex of invective and digital ugliness, Hate Inc. will be an invaluable antidote to the hidden poisons dished up by those we rely on to tell us what is happening in the world. –Hate Inc. description, Amazon


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      1. Do some research. You will find real journalism rolled over and died by the late 1990s, to be replaced by ‘journo-tainment’.

        Go to the library and read old copies of The Village Voice, or even Spy Magazine and marvel at real journalism by real journalists, many of whom were MEN.

        Now, most journalists are women, the sort of woman who used to gossip over the back fence in the 1950s. Now these b#tches are elevated through social media to become the Filth Estate, endlessly complaining about LGBT rights, hating on white men, while re-writing press releases and missing 90 percent of the real news that is happening out there.

        We now live in the West in a culture that is amusing itself to death when it isn’t hating itself to death. And just as Hitler said “get the women and you control the men”, so the media has turned journalism into gossip, titties are the only thing that count on TV, and social media is just Stasi media, where people are shamed and destroyed for the bemusement of b#tches.

      2. So, now, it’s women who are to blame for the lies of journalists. What a barrel of horse manure.

        That quote, something to the effect of tell a lie, tell it big enough, often enough, and it will be believed; is erroneously and intentionally attributed to the leader of Germany as evidence of his evil. When the truth is the opposite. It was a warning not to believe the lies of the people who had taken control of journalism inside Germany; ironically, the very same people that currently control journalism within the USA.


        • I have to agree with some of FT’s post. However there are some points where it seems like an Indian he’s circling his own wagon.

      3. It all started in March of 1985 when Capital Cities took over the ABC network. Bastards on wall street are the number one reason for the demise of American journalism.

      4. Journalists have always been fair and some have been unfair, that is older than the Bible.

        It only seems like it is worse today because any idiot can set up a website/blog or YouRube channel and be heard and seen by millions without being on the hook for false bullshit reported as news. The young of today are easily herded into this socialist shithole.

        You could ask any US President, from the beginning to today, about the fairness of the press; I doubt any of them would say they got a 100% fair shake from the press of their time. Political lies created by the press are norm.

      5. The end of investigative journalism was with the Telecommunications Act of 1996 signed into law by Bill Clinton, make no mistake GH Bush his defeated predecessor would have signed it too. In effect the main stream media was monopolized. The owners of the media “own” the government, in effect its fascism. The media became PRAVDA The only thing that held back the propaganda was the virtual simultaneous rise of the Internet created alternate media. This has risen in popularity challenging the various official narratives. Once an annoyance it now threatens the status quo.

        • Kevin, something you just said echoed the first thought I had… the simultaneous rise of the internet…. occurring in the late 90’s. I am unsure though if you’re correct that it threatens the status quo. For what is it now? That sq? Facebook, Twitter and all the rest? I’ll grant that there are some sites …like this one… that allow for open statements contrary to the meme at large. But, who really controls the ‘net? For it is controlled, monitored, manipulated by more or less the very same powers that be that have always done so. I’m afraid we kid ourselves that we are free in any real meaningful way.

          • Heartless

            It’s enough of a threat for them to censor it under existing law and obviously plan to change law once the political climate is acceptable. I have been interested in this since the mid late 1980s. At one time all I met was snickers from the ignorant who behind my back (I seen reflections) of the index finder to the head in a circle signifying crazy. Fast forward to Clinton and NAFTA the 2008 crash and no WMD in Iraq. Many of those same people behave like the EF Hutton commercial, “when EF Hutton talks, people listen”, when I speak. So many more are knowledgeable that the very term “Shadow Government”, once relegated to nonsense is now mainstream. Yes they are threatened, that’s why they’re doing what they’re doing.

            • Heartless

              One has to understand that the sociopaths who actually control are paranoid. If you lived in their world of never ever speaking the truth and having deception the operative guide with everyone around you then EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is a potential threat.

              • first off Kevin, you and I are not arguing. I agree for the most part. And the remark about sociopaths in control is very true. But that is also the biggest problem. A sociopath has no …. what word am I looking for?…. compunction… to act or react in anything like a normal manner. My worry is much the same as it has been most of my adult life. Not for myself; rather, for family, friends and other good people I know and care for. Those same sociopaths are leading us and this world towards God only knows what. War? A major reduction in human life at the very least. You’re right, they are getting worried. It is their response to that same feeling that troubles me. For they are indeed what you say they are and would have no problem believing themselves immune to what they will will cause.

                • Heartless

                  No arguments, we’re likely in agreement. I can see no way this ends well. While the think hypothetically the masses could vote in the primaries, dethrone the dishonest and have a, “New Birth Of Freedom” the reality is that it’s unlikely and TPTB would create a situation that would derail them at best, destroy them at worst. Like a spoiled child they would incinerate the earth before they give up power. So as I stated, ‘I can see no way this ends well”.

      6. Wanna solve a big part of Americas problems? Get the women back in the homes where they belong. No more college, nightclubbing, “careers”, etc…do away with “no-fault” divorce. If there is a divorce, by default, the WOMAN leaves the home, not the man. The men need to be re-empowered to say NO to the bitch. Outlaw abortion….make her have the kid if she spreads her legs. Provide an incentive for couples that are married and have children w/ huge tax breaks & subsidies. No more welfare, food stamps, section8, Medicaid, etc…And publically execute all the traitors!!!!

      7. Good grief guys…
        Journalists are simply following orders..
        NOBODY is irreplaceable and there’s always going to be someone that is willing to do your job..The unemployment line is full of people that thought they were irreplaceable..

      8. Apple unknowingly scaled up the war.

        Remember when the prophet Jobs brought down the two tablets from the mountain? He said “Behold. The I-pad and the I-pad mini. Use them together. Use them in peace.”

        But he had misjudged his people. The online war had begun. No one would be the same. Many would cry and gnash their teeth, but few eyes would be lifted from the blue light again…

        • Steve Jobs was a libertarian and I believe a bit of a thorn in the side of the Establishment. Coincidently he dies of cancer…..coincidently he dies of cancer.

      9. Right on the money:

        “Taibbi says that the result of this journalistic decay and emotional fear mongering is a public addicted to hating each other. Americans have become addicted to the news that agrees with their bias, and it was set up that way on purpose.”

        Divide and conquer – it has been and continues to be a major tool used in warfare. Make no mistake that we ARE in a war, a war that ultimately will control every aspect of our lives. Can’t have the plebes united for the NWO to come hammering down.

        Unfortunately it is working . . .

      10. Why is it always referred to as the “Monica Lewinsky scandal”? Sure, she might have been considered to be a naughty young girl for her part in the goings on but her behavior would not have received national attention except for the fact that her partner was Bill Clinton. The term scandal is usually reserved for the fall from grace of someone important and trusted. In this case, it was none other than our head of government and the so-called leader of the free world. The scandal was all his. So, why isn’t it ever called the “Bill Clinton scandal” by the media? They could have given each one of his a number. Isn’t this in itself an example of journalistic decay and propagandizing the news that the author is trying to illustrate?

      11. The more I learn about Hillary, the more I understand Bill’s cheating.

      12. (I have also noticed the element of anger in many commercials.)

        Howard Beale mashup. I’m trying to show you futility, here —

        When firewood needs to be gathered and lit without matches, in the rain:
        ‘I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. ‘

        When someone is choking:
        ‘It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore.’

        In case of bear attack:
        You’ve got to say: ‘I’m a human being, god-dammit! My life has value!’

        Anger is a good and healthy emotion. I think, people practicing Oprah’s secret for too long are liable to manifest a blown gasket.

        But, that doesn’t weld the metal or tan the leather. He never says he’s going to do anything *proactive, to make his life any better. (Or, did I miss that part? Can’t remember it, for the life of me.) That kind of anger is learned helplessness.

        People live inside their heads and never come out. The meany-est, trickiest thing I ever say to someone…
        they really hate me for it…
        confuses the living hell out of them…
        When they like or believe in something, I say to make it real, tangible.

        Do you remember what you were doing, in the exact moment, when you were being grossed out by that dress. During Waco or OJ. Were you carving something cool? Making jerky? Cramming for a test? I bet, nothing; it was hypnotizingly stupid, and you didn’t even have the motivation to turn the channel, imo.

        Agitprop is like the unwanted porn that is played during wartime, generally, with the expectation that you can’t quit looking at it. I heard of a strategy, for thieves. One of the pickpockets looks very interested in something, over there. Can’t quit looking.

        Do policymakers literally care about anything on that idiot box, or in yellow journalism, or do they talk about something completely different, in private. Were your parents literally interested in the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny. Almost, the whole discussion is fatuous sentimentality and could have been improvised, on the spot.

        • What were empowered people doing, during the distraction. Just wondering.

      13. Does anyone still has knowledge of what means the Harmonic Law of Nature ?

        It is quite the absolute opposite of the Diabolic law of: divide and conquer. Why ?

        Simply because the word ”diabolic” comes from the ancient Grec Diabolein, which means the art of dividing the harmonic unity of the spirit, of the soul and the mind, through fear , terror, war monging, perfect eap
        lies etc.

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