21st Century Wire
The election campaign might be over, but the mainstream media’s campaign against President Elect Donald Trump is in full swing.
Between all of the fake polling, intentionally pro-Clinton partisan coverage, and mainstream media collusion with the Democratic National Party and the Clinton Campaign exposed through WikiLeaks’ Podesta email dump – nearly the entire US mainstream media is now in full damage-limitation mode desperately trying to preserve any crumb of credibility and perceived authority they might have left.
It’s now become clear that the media are guilty on multiple fronts, as more proof has emerged of how they are helping to stoke violence, while promoting unfounded fears – and all the while pushing fictional ‘hate crime’ hoaxes.
CBS News flagship investigative program 60 Minutes conducted a recorded interview with the Trump on Friday in which he made a direct plea on camera to any possible supporters to “Stop it,” in reference to anyone that may have written racist slogans or abusive language in public, or at schools. In light of the numerous pockets of protests and outbreaks of partisan violence which have racked America since the election results were announced last week, it would have been in the public interest to release this powerful appeal by Trump, but instead mainstream CBS buried it for 3 days until 60 Minutes was schedule to air later on Sunday evening nationwide. If CBS had a credibility remaining, this certainly will have finished it off.
When told about an alleged reports of ‘Trump supporter’ who were said to have been harassing Latinos and Muslim following his presidential win, Trump told interviewer Leslie Stahl, “I am so saddened to hear that.” He then added, “And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If if it helps, I will say this – and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.’”
A woman who claimed she was attacked and robbed by two men near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, including one wearing a Donald Trump hat, made up the story, police said in a statement.
The woman had alleged the men yelled obscenities at her and took away her wallet and hijab, a scarf sometimes worn by Muslim women, The Advertiser reported.
Lafayette Police officials said in a statement the incident is no longer under investigation, the paper reported.
“During the course of the investigation, the female complainant admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males,” the statement reportedly read.
NOTE: This story made national headlines and was not questioned or challenged by the hordes of self-described “journalists” who populate the news and editorial newsrooms of America’s corrupt liberal mainstream media.
That’s right – this was just another hoax:
Violent Democratic-Affiliated Street Gangs
What Leslie Stahl and the rest of the gatekeepers at CBS and 60 Minutes have obscured is the fact since Tuesday’s election, nearly all of the so-called ‘violent hate crimes’ have been carried out against Trump supporters – by street gangs who are most clearly Democrat Party supporters.
Here are just a few examples:
— Mama Angel (@Mommysaurus75) November 11, 2016
These incidents have been mostly blacked out by a national US media who are obviously still working to discredit the Trump Presidency. Amidst all this violence, however, where is the current President Obama, or the Democratic Party’s losing candidate Hillary Clinton – to help calm street thugs and violent ‘progressives’? It’s almost as if Obama and Clinton are enjoying the unrest. Most certainly though, Obama, Clinton and the Democratic Party are hoping to use this week’s media-generated liberal angst as future political leverage.
What used to be regarded as a reputable investigative news program has gradually become a joke, seemingly disinterested in covering anything of genuine interest, opting instead for running bland People Magazine and Time Magazine-style ‘safe’ segments. Judging by its plummeting ratings, and its predictable cast of ‘job for life’ government-approved gatekeeper-cum-commentators like Anderson Cooper and Lesley Stahl
One of the corporate mainstream’s worst offenders during the election was CNN host Brian Stetler, whose own show is ironically titled “Reliable Sources.” Stetler is meant to be CNN’s media watchdog person, laughably given the lofty title as “senior media analyst.” After leading CNN’s own exposed efforts to obscure and derail Trump’s Presidential run and inflate a highly unpopular Hillary Clinton candidacy, Stetler has now taken it upon himself to revamp he and his network’s horrible reputation as an establishment gatekeeper and manipulator of US elections. But it’s too late. The damage has already been done, and CNN will not regain the hanging facade of credibility it once struggled to retain. They are a dirty media outlet, and now everyone knows it.
Now CBS News has been exposed in public view, but their crime is even worse than CNN’s which was just dirty politics in comparison. CBS News took it upon itself to compromise public safety, and put lives at risk – all for it;s own selfish institutional political position. Twenty years ago, this might be considered shameful, but in today’s toxic liberal media establishment ruled by an unhealthy feeling of superiority over the unwashed masses – they are all way past shameless by this stage.
None of them can be trusted anymore – only tolerated, in the hope that they might actually report some useful news in the coming years.
More on the CBS 60 Minutes scandal from The Hill…
ONE FACELIFT TOO MANY: CBS’s Stahl represents the bland irrelevance of the mainstream gatekeeping media.
CBS News is under fire for holding a videotaped clip from a Friday interview with President-elect Donald Trump urging supporters not to attack minorities until a “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday night.
“I am very surprised to hear that. I hate to hear it,” Trump told interviewer Lesley Stahl when told of some attacks on minorities that have reportedly occurred since his election victory Tuesday.
“I am so sorry to hear it, and I say stop it,” Trump said before looking directly into the camera. “And I say right to the camera, stop it.”
“60 Minutes” did release quotes from the Friday interview in advance, but only a statement by Trump on the Affordable Care Act.
“We chose to release a quote on the issue that affects the most Americans & that was his statement on Obamacare,” a spokesperson for CBS told CNN Monday.
Kai Ryssdal, host of “Marketplace,” called that reasoning “completely underwhelming.”
CBS's underwhelming answer: “We chose to release a quote on the issue that affects the most Americans & that was his statement on Obamacare”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 14, 2016
Continue this story at The Hill
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