“More than half of the country view the media as “the enemy of the American people” ought to put the fear of God into every man and woman working at every news website, cable news outlet, newspaper, broadcast media and news analysis and opinion website.”
(Mark Tapscott – PJ Media) Sooner or later, the truth always comes out in politics, at least as long as there remain even a few independent and intellectually honest journalists willing to put their careers and reputations on the line for the record.
Former New York Times and Pro Publica investigative reporter Jeff Gerth is one such journalist, and his recent four-part series — The Press Versus the President — in the Columbia Journalism Review provides an in-depth, air-tight indictment of media malpractice that dishonors genuine journalists and journalism, from 2016 to the present.
It’s almost impossible to summarize in a few sentences the magnitude of the failure of American journalism in covering former President Donald Trump and the multiple allegations that became known as “Russiagate.” But these two graphs from part one of Gerth’s masterpiece of reporting provide a solid first step in that direction:
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