Well, this snippet was mentioned early in his piece. Although it’s not necessarily one of my own “missions”, I do like to point out how the MSM is constantly posting dis- and false info. That’s why messages about the MSM from people like Jordan Sather and Styxhexenhammer666 (and Donald Trump) have appeared on this blog.
This is just a snippet from the full article.
On Monday, WSWS… interviewed Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, lecturer and former New York Times correspondent….
DN: Chris, you worked for the New York Times. When was that, exactly?
CH: From 1990 to 2005….
Since the Times, like all elite institutions, is a hermetically sealed echo chamber, they do not realize how irrelevant they are becoming, or how ridiculous they look.
Thomas Friedman and David Brooks might as well write for the Onion.
I worked overseas. I wasn’t in the newsroom very much, but the paper is a very anxiety-ridden place.
The rules aren’t written on the walls, but everyone knows, even if they do not articulate it, the paper’s unofficial motto:
Do not significantly alienate those upon whom we depend for money and access!….
CH: The commercial broadcast networks, and that includes CNN and MSNBC, are not in the business of journalism. They hardly do any.
Their celebrity correspondents are courtiers to the elite. They speculate about and amplify court gossip, which is all the accusations about Russia, and they repeat what they are told to repeat.
They sacrifice journalism and truth for ratings and profit….
They have no credibility left. The scam has been found out. The global oligarchs are hated and reviled. The elite has no counterargument to our critique.
So they can’t afford to have us around.
As the power elite becomes more frightened, they’re going to use harsher forms of control, including the blunt instrument of censorship and violence.