MSM, I Don’t Believe You
This is an open letter to the mainstream media.
If you publish a story about a coffin was left on a congressman’s lawn, you need to have a picture of the coffin on the lawn. If you report that protesters chanted racial slurs at a profusely filmed event, you must show the video. This is really basic stuff. If you don’t have a picture, you don’t have a story. You need to show some proof, because if you don’t NO ONE WILL BELIEVE YOU. No. Wait. That’s not right. Some people will believe you, but NO ONE SHOULD BELIEVE YOU.
And, frankly, I do not believe you. It’s time for you to put up or shut up. That should be the motto of every editor in every news room in the country.
Statue of Liberty is on Fire? Really? Put up or shut up.
Bear Eats Clown? Really? Put up or shut up.
Barack Obama Drunk? Really? Put up or shut up.
Until you start being real journalists again, can you really blame us for believing that you are just propagandists and rumor-mongers?