When a reporter gets outraged at another reporter in the White House Press Room, we get to see how much the mainstream media hates the conservative blogosphere.
Want to get an idea of how much the mainstream media hates us? Here’s a story for you from Politico. It begins:
A Fox News Radio correspondent confronted in the White House briefing room the White House reporter for a website that traffics in conspiracy theories, witnesses said on Friday.
As reporters were getting settled ahead of Friday’s briefing, the Fox correspondent Jon Decker pointed out that a reporter from Gateway Pundit, Lucian Wintrich, was in the room and that they “hate blacks, Jews, Hispanics,” according to BuzzFeed White House correspondent Adrian Carrasquillo, who tweeted about the incident.
Decker also sent an email to the entire White House reporter email listserv, noting that the White House “has admitted Gateway Pundit into today’s White House Press Briefing.”
While some in the White House briefing room say the White House should be open to any and all outlets, others have expressed concern with certain outlets being legitimized via their White House credentials.
Fox News confirmed Decker was reacting to previous tweets Wintrich had posted. According to a White House Correspondent in the room, several reporters shook Decker’s hands as he walked back to the Fox News radio booth.
The entire power, prestige, and identity of the media depends on being more important than the riff raff who blog on the internet. By inviting the Gateway Pundit to press briefings as an equally valid journalist organization, the White House has created an existential threat to the mainstream media.
Not only does the mainstream media hate this, but their intense elitist self-righteousness leads them to interpret their defensive reaction as a heroic act of virtue. They are prone to believe whatever slanders and libels they hear or read about the other side—thus explaining the regurgitated lie that the upstart bloggers “hate blacks, Jews, Hispanics.” It is not only the Left that describes all their opposition as racists. The “conservative” media outlets like the National Review rely on those tricks as well. It should be no surprise that a Fox News Radio correspondent would recite the mantra.
The bias is plainly evident in the Politico story, which describes Gateway Pundit as a “blog known for at times posting false rumors.” This in an article that cites a Buzzfeed reporter, making no mention that it has not only published fake news, but posted a story that other mainstream outlets wouldn’t touch.
That’s part of the elitist blindness. You remember (or imagine) many sins committed by the upstart bloggers but forgive and forget (when you can’t deny outright) all the sins of you and your peers.
“‘Telling the truth’ is not, by any objective measure, what the Gateway Pundit does. If you have a conspiracy theory or a hoax you want to spread, Hoft is your guy,” Callum Borchers wrote in the Washington Post in January.
That’s quite an accusation from people who insist Donald Trump’s presidency was rigged by a Russian conspiracy!