Most Americans know that mainstream media has become a vehicle of propaganda. It’s painfully obvious that many reporters and commentators are so deeply entrenched in the worldview they prefer that they report and comment in ways aimed at promoting their way of seeing things.
Truth and reality are what they want it to be or hope it to be.
They repeatedly ignore facts or selectively slant data to conform it to the world they want to believe in. These news people are straining to convince themselves of alternate realities in the face of clear evidence to the contrary.
“There is zero chance that anything that reflects negatively on gay culture or the gay experience will be aired in the mainstream news media.”
“Ten years ago, at the height of the Catholic sex abuse scandal, a liberal journalist friend and I were talking about what people would not allow themselves to think or to say about the scandal’s roots. I told him that among the Catholic right, it was impermissible to say that the culture of celibacy might have something to do with it. He told me that among liberal Catholics, it was not permitted to talk about the role of gay male cliques in the priesthood in perpetuating the scandal.”
“Of course we both knew that in the mainstream media, it was common — and, let me say, appropriate — to critically examine the institution of celibacy, and how it may or may not have helped to create a culture of sex and secrecy.
“But among the media, you were not to discuss homosexuality in relation to the scandal, except to point out that it had nothing at all to do with the molestation, and those who said that it did were just outright bigots.”
(from: Rod Dreher)