Skip to comments.Camille Paglia: Democrats are colluding with the media to create chaos
Posted on 05/29/2017 10:09:04 AM PDT by Lorianne
Camille Paglia is much more worried about the media than about the steady string of Trump-related scandals they claim to be uncovering.
In a Tuesday interview with the Washington Examiner, Paglia excoriated the press for its coverage of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and his alleged sharing of classified information with Russian officials.
Fresh off a spirited panel with Christina Hoff Sommers hosted by the Independent Women's Forum, the iconic feminist dissident, who serves as a professor of media studies at the University of the Arts, accused journalists of colluding with the Democratic Party in an effort to damage the Trump administration.
"Democrats are doing this in collusion with the media obviously, because they just want to create chaos," she said when asked to comment on the aforementioned stories. "They want to completely obliterate any sense that the Trump administration is making any progress on anything."
Paglia's assessment of media bias in the Trump era leaves little room for optimism. "I am appalled at the behavior of the media," she declared. "It's the collapse of journalism."
"I'm looking forward to voting Democrat again," the acclaimed philosopher explained. "But the point is I feel that the media has so utterly lost its credibility that I think people are going to vote against the media again."
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Which is Disney, Comcast, Time Warner, CBS.
Liberals and the media are trying so hard to create unrest. They did it with BLM, Occupy Wall Street, immigration, Trump’s win, feminism, etc. Their efforts are to destroy this nation.
I don’t agree with her on a whole host of things, but God Bless Hurricaine Camille!!!!
Yes, they are.
Thank you for speaking out about this, Camille.
Further corroboration of Rush's theory that the MSM is actually in power, that the Democrat Party is just an adjunct.
The First Amendment is contains a loophole, through which trans-national organizations can take control of the American government by buying up our media and using it to control the flow of information to the people.
Of course, that's not nearly as big a problem if the central government is not all-powerful.
Camille, and Pat Caddell are two libs with personal integrity. Rare for libs these days
The now have Fox. So the hegemony is almost complete.
“the steady string of Trump-related scandals they claim to be uncovering.”
They are not uncovering anything. They’re making it up. If they had uncovered anything over the last year plus they have been digging, and stalking, they would have been able to supply evidence to it and make an actual charge in the house or senate. They don’t have a single thing to provide. And when Obama left office, and they couldn’t use the CIA, FBI, or NSA to stalk, they had to hire Obama to use his connections to try to do the same. And again, they still don’t have anything for evidence. They lied.
That fact allows DJT to trans-nationalize the next two elections, combine the MSM with the Democrat Party, and harness the power of American's hatred for the MSM to MAGA.
More like Operation Good Grief when it concerns Hillary.
Further corroboration of Rush's theory that the MSM is actually in power, that the Democrat Party is just an adjunct."But the point is I feel that the media has so utterly lost its credibility that I think people are going to vote against the media again.
Journalism is negative, and journalists (If it bleeds, it leads) know it. Yet journalists will claim - or take for granted, and powerfully insinuate - that journalism is objective. Wake up call! I challenge you to come up with a better definition of cynicism than the idea that negativity is objectivity.The First Amendment is contains a loophole, through which trans-national organizations can take control of the American government by buying up our media and using it to control the flow of information to the people.
Journalism is cynical about society, and about the people and institutions which make society work. That is inherently so, simply because journalists know that bad news sells, and because journalists are powerfully motivated . . .The man whom we believe is necessarily, in the things concerning which we believe him, our leader and director, and we look up to him with a certain degree of esteem and respect. But as from admiring other people we come to wish to be admired ourselves; so from being led and directed by other people we learn to wish to become ourselves leaders and directors . . .. . . to claim objectivity.
The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires. - Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759)
Once establish journalisms cynicism about society, you are left to consider the political implication, which is painfully clear: if society is no good, government needs to make society better. Thus, objective journalism is liberalism. Liberal politicians exist in symbiosis with objective journalists, and it is IMHO a moot point which leads which. As Rush points out, Lois Lerner didnt need marching orders from Obama to obstruct the Tea Party - she was put in that position because she would do it when given the chance.
1A intends that we-the-people be able to access to the opinions of anyone who arranges to share them with us. 1A says the freedom . . . of the press - but it does not intend that the press should be under unified control. The Associated Press is a mechanism which achieves precisely that. The AP violates the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, and should be sued into oblivion. The nominal raison dêtre of the AP (and any other wire service) is to conserve scarce, expensive bandwidth while disseminating the news nationwide. But FR alone might be using as much bandwidth as the AP did in 1945, when SCOTUS found against the AP on Sherman grounds.People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
seems there are a few that may have bathed in the crippling Kool-Aide but haven’t drank it yet.....But like you say...it’s rare