- FREEDOM FIRST NEWS - Dec 12, 2020 -
There was a time when members of the press were concerned with ensuring that the American public was informed on the issues that matter. They spoke truth to power and exposed corruption occurring in our governmental institution.
People in the profession were not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. Bias still seeped into their reportage. But they had not yet descended into the depths of political hackery that we have seen over the past four years.
Now, establishment media outlets have transformed into something that barely resembles journalism. At this point, it does not make sense to refer to them as news outlets. Instead, these entities are now functioning as full-on leftist activist organizations bent on pushing a political agenda instead of ensuring that American society is informed.
There are plenty of examples demonstrating the media’s pivot towards news activism, but one of the most glaring is their handling of the Hunter Biden story. When The New York Post reported on his shady business dealings with China in October, activist media organizations like CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others vacillated between ignoring the scandal altogether or trying desperately to discredit it.