The Morning Briefing: The Mainstream Media Has Betrayed Its Constitutional Privilege

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Wishing a most happy Monday to you, my dear Kruiser Morning Briefing readers.

I didn’t want to begin the week going off on the mainstream media since that’s where we left off last week, but the MSM hacks couldn’t leave well enough alone over the weekend.

I have had several conversations with people in the past few days who are completely unaware of just how bad things have gotten in Portland. Many of these people do pay a fair amount of attention to the news, but they’ve still missed the Portland stuff.

Because it’s not in the news. It is perhaps the biggest news in the country, but it isn’t being reported.

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Portland doesn’t fit the narrative. In fact, it destroys the narrative.

Were we to believe the media, what’s happening in Portland is merely some mild unrest being acted out by some restless kids. What’s actually happening is such a nightmare that the cops there want to quit their jobs and peace out.

The mainstream media in America is not just irresponsible, it is absolutely delusional at times.

Yesterday we witnessed one of the most remarkably out-of-touch moments in modern mainstream media history when CNN’s Brian Stelter wondered aloud if any anti-Trump media existed on the left.

It was a truly stunning question, one that I believe Stelter genuinely doesn’t know the answer to because he is so ideologically isolated.

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Poppin’ Fresh Stelter may very well be the worst of the leftist media types because his job is to monitor other media for CNN. It has to be a herculean effort for him to be as obtuse as he is.

Sit back and wonder for a moment how any on-air CNN personality could ask with a straight face if any anti-Trump media happened to be out there. It’s so preposterous that you almost want to pity the person asking because he or she is obviously mentally impaired.

Modern American news media is engaged in a daily abuse of its First Amendment privileges. Originally tasked with speaking truth to power, the MSM now is, for the most part, the power. Well, the power for the Left.

What the MSM is doing is a blatant perversion of the rights given to it by the First Amendment. Rather than being freedom’s voice, the American mainstream media is now tyranny’s hammer.

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CNN, MSNBC, and the nightly news networks are doing the socialist devil’s work. What every one of them doesn’t grasp is that they will be the first to be disposed of by the kinds of regimes they are hoping to usher in.

Alternative digital media is becoming an ever-stronger counter to the MSM, but the latter still retains enough power to be a truly freedom-destroying force.

And they’re becoming more destructive each day.

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PJ Media Senior Columnist and Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear twice a week.

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