Over the weekend the New York Times reported on a new effort being undertaken by conservative activists against leftist members of the "mainstream" media.
NEW FRONT IN THE WAR ON THE PRESS: TRUMP allies say they have archived embarrassing posts by hundreds of employees of @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @CNN & others.— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) August 25, 2019
The TRUMP allies plan to disseminate the posts in response to coverage they consider unfair. https://t.co/UqKvjyxd6w
“I am sure there will be more scalps,” said a person familiar with the operation targeting media outlets critical of TRUMP.— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) August 25, 2019
Another claimed the operation had unearthed “fireable” information on “several hundred” people who work at targeted media outlets. https://t.co/UqKvjyxd6w
"New front in the war on the press"? What?
Calling reporters out for their social media posts is an attack on the free press? https://t.co/FYrv8QnR2R— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 25, 2019
Members of the press have indignantly paraded around for years as "objective" seekers of truth with no political agenda. That's a lie. One look at their Twitter and other social media feeds prove many of them are firmly planted on the left and regularly use their media platforms to advocate for leftist causes. They've actively worked to destroy conservative opponents. They've painted conservatives as racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic cancers that must be eliminated. Further, these people have been going after conservatives and their families for years: tea party members, the Covington Catholic schoolboys, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump supporters, etc.
The people we spoke to, we interviewed them for the story, kind of uncovering the depth of this here told us that their template was Media Matters and kind of this exhaustive — basically what’s called opposition research that people do all the time.”
But it turns out, most of the moral preening has been projection. Just last week an editor for the New York Times was exposed for a series anti-Semitic and racist tweets between 2008 and 2010. MSNBC's Joy Reid filed a false report with the FBI after anti-Semitic and anti-gay comments resurfaced from her blog.
The complaints aren't going over well and have received little sympathy.
BREAKING NEWS: The Press is mad about having done to them what they do to others on a regular basis. https://t.co/gdUOV01r89— Matthew Stringer (@mattstringertx) August 26, 2019
If you’re a conservative journalist, you have been the target of this behavior by leftist “think tanks”—which are the same ones spoonfeeding reporters their scoops. So what these reporters are calling a “war on the press” is an admission they’ve been waging this war for years.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 25, 2019
Hold yourself to the same standards you hold others! It’s all about double standards or no standard for @nytimes. It’s crushing their credibility. Very ugly response & bad look for Times trying to cover for their editor’s anti-Semitism & racism. https://t.co/yTO6br9DDd— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) August 25, 2019
Love how the NYTimes tries to act like the media are victims here. It’s not our fault major media outlets hired a bunch of far left anti-Semites and racists. You love anonymously sourced hit pieces but cry foul when orgs see held accountable for racists "news orgs" have hired? ??— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 25, 2019
Journalists have doxed President Donald Trump supporters. And now they want to whine that they are getting it back. You wanted to play.— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) August 25, 2019
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