Will the mainstream media correct their #FakeNews stories after they’re caught?

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Why do people think that the mainstream media is biased?

So, we’ve had three stories that reported over and over in the mainstream media. The Trump-Russia collusion story, the Jussie Smollett hate crime, and the Covington kids hate crime. All three stories had doubts cast on them.  So how did the media respond to the new information?

Well, everyone knows about the Trump-Russia collusion story, but that came to an end last week with this Senate Intelligence Committee report.

NBC News reported:

After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.

Now the mainstream media made much of the Trump-Russia collusion charges. But did they admit their mistake after the truth came out? Not at all.

Newsbusters explains:

It’s been two days since NBC’s exclusive reporting that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found no material evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and as of yet none of the three major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have given it even a single second of coverage in their evening newscasts. Considering these networks have given the Russia probe a massive 2,202 minutes of airtime, their silence on this major development is deafening.

The mainstream media isn’t going to spend nearly as much time reporting the facts that challenge their narrative, because that would make their Democrat allies look bad.

Well, fine, but what about the Covington kids? The mainstream media believed every story about that event that made the Trump supporting kids look bad. But then video emerged that countered their narrative. Did the mainstream media correct themselves?

Life News reports:

The liberal media took another massive blow on Wednesday after an independent investigation found that the high school students of Covington Catholic didn’t harass anyone last month at the Lincoln Memorial. Effectively proving that the liberal media reports about them were smears and lies, all three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) and principal Spanish-language networks (Telemundo and Univision) omitted the findings from their evening reports.

One of the mainstream media sources moved to the next scandal, instead:

Instead of reporting on the Covington Kids being vindicated, ABC’s World News Tonight gave more airtime to Empire star Jussie Smollett despite the continued absence of evidence he was assaulted.

So what about that alleged hate crime against Jussie Smollett? Well, Democrat politicians, Hollywood celebrities and the mainstream media spent a great deal of time blaming Trump supporters for the attack. Even though evidence was a problem from the very beginning.

And then CBS News reported this:

A source close to the investigation confirms to CBS News the brothers told detectives Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack on January 29 and that they purchased the rope — which was found around Smollett’s neck — at a nearby hardware store. The source said detectives have evidence to corroborate the sale, something the men’s attorney alluded to Friday night.

[…]Police said the two men — identified as Ola and Abel Osundairo — were captured on surveillance video at the time that Smollett said he was attacked.

Ola Osundairo is connected to Smollett through the hit show “Empire” where he played a prisoner in season two.

Both brothers apparently left Chicago on the day of the alleged attack and were detained when they returned Wednesday. Chicago detectives tore through their apartment looking for clues, and an evidence log shows they found ropes, masks and bleach. They were released Friday night without charges.

And how did the mainstream media respond? Most of them responded with silence. Because this isn’t want they wanted to believe, so they didn’t report it. Tweets were being deleted by people who backed Smollett’s account (check my Twitter feed for some examples of famous Democrats deleting their tweets, without apology).

So, if you’re relying on mainstream media to tell you the truth about what’s going on in the world, then I have to ask you: why do you trust the mainstream media to report the facts?

12 thoughts on “Will the mainstream media correct their #FakeNews stories after they’re caught?”

  1. That would require integrity. However, what has been spewed from the MSM since Nov. 17, 2016, has caused them, at least in my eyes, to lose every once of integrity that once had.

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  2. If reporters also got out with regular people it would help the media too. Some journalists may stop using tweets and retweets of friends as research on a topic.
    Laziness in reporting along with not caring to correct the record because they look for events to help push along an agenda. Truth is irrelevant, even if it happened is not important.
    They need to outlaw bad ideas

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  3. Free market isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do. Why aren’t people refusing to use these news services? Why aren’t they being out-competed by more competent news organizations? I don’t get it. It used to be that journalist made sure to have their facts right before publishing because the costs were high if they didn’t. If they made mistakes, it could hurt sales and damage the success of the publication or news organization or whatever. But now it doesn’t seem to matter. They’re all in competition to be the first to report something, and accuracy is a secondary consideration. Why don’t free markets correct this?

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      1. I think it’s because the time has come when men do not put up with sound doctrine but instead gather around them a great number of teacher to tell them what their itching ears want to hear. It is probably the free market that has produced this situation. We have news organizations that are successful precisely because they tell people what they want to hear.

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        1. Don’t be bashing the free market, you communist! If people want to satisfy their itching ears, it’s consumerism that’s to blame. The free market system encourages thrift and hard work – serving your fellow man by trading him things he wants.

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    1. I think that talk radio and Fox News are two examples of free-market correction. Both center-right to far right, and both hugely popular.

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