The mainstream media is crumbling and burning. A recent Reuters poll indicated that the United States has the lowest level of public trust in the media among 46 countries. This begs the question … is the American liberal press beyond repair?
Based on recent ratings for Left Cable News, the public seems to think so. But if the beautiful Trump-Deranged people aren’t ready to throw in the towel on their sinking industry just yet, I have a few ideas.
Tip # 1: No need to sing in a group anymore.
If you thought things in the White House press room couldn’t be worse than press secretary Jen Psaki handing out her stepmother’s cookies to stunned reporters, think again.
Of course, no one expected CNN’s Kaitlan Collins or PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor to treat Psaki with the same contempt as Kayleigh McEnany or Sarah Huckabee Sanders. That being said, is a slobbery rendition of “Happy Birthday” by the entire White House press really necessary?
If you missed it, Psaki on Thursday asked his fan club if they would help him sing “Happy Birthday” to Reuters reporter Steve Holland. It was a painfully squeaky moment. The American people are well aware that DC’s elites hated former President Donald Trump for threatening their pompous clique. But hearing the trained seals sing in unison is both a frightening and embarrassing level for state media.
Tip # 2: Stop asking questions about Joe’s ice cream.
For a group of reporters horrified that President Trump enjoyed two scoops of ice cream for dessert, those same people don’t raise an eyebrow at President Biden’s constant consumption of ice cream.
But what makes matters worse is how much they all seem to enjoy Joe’s ice cream getaways. When the Hunter Biden laptop scandal first broke, a “reporter” actually decided to ask Joe what kind of milkshake he was drinking. If only it was a one-time event.
Since Biden has been in the White House, he’s been answering questions about his choices for chocolate chip, strawberry, cookie, and cream flavors – not to mention the different types of cones he chooses! If the media is to regain any credibility, they should stop acting like teenage girls at a One Direction concert and ask questions that could lead to real scoop.
Tip # 3: Don’t do Kamala Harris a favor anymore.
The press should stop trying to help the vice president’s image by inviting her to sit down for softball interviews. I have no doubt that NBC and CNN mean, after all, they love Momala. But these one-on-one meetings backfired against Harris and the media. The Vice President cannot deal with the most basic and predictable matters.
On the “State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris” special on BET, Harris struggled with his problem with voter identification. Speaking to Soledad O’Brien, the vice president said: “… you are going to have to carry a Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove that you are who you are. Well, there are a lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t – there is no Kinko, there is no OfficeMax near them.
When it comes to rural communities, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris both employ the soft bigotry of low expectations.
But Kinko’s comment was nothing compared to what Harris told NBC’s Lester Holt in early June. When Holt asked the vice president why she hadn’t visited the southern border (she has since), Harris replied, “and I haven’t been to Europe.” While Joe’s second-in-command is still shown to be incompetent and unprepared, these lame interviews also underscore how reluctant the press is to push back the failing Biden administration.
Progressive media activists will never regain the respect they lost during the Trump years. But they don’t have to embarrass themselves all the time either.
It is too late to save the media wreck. However, if a handful of reporters get out of their ice cream crazes and Psaki singing sessions, they could, at the very least, jump on a lifeboat.