…are like condescending professorial demigods
Bloomberg, the Washington Post, New York Times, and a number of other mostly liberal establishment news sites do not provide an opportunity for reader comments. I find this both frustrating and elitist – it is very paternal of them.
This one-way communication may be an old news reporting tradition, but it is outmoded and in many ways disingenuous. It presumes the reporter, the editor or the owner of the publication is totally unbiased which they most definitely are NOT.
A case in point, Bloomberg explaining the rise of “populism” in their leftist, biased way…
But it’s [populism] also played a starring role in the rise of demagogues and therefore some of the ugliest episodes in human history.
Republican Donald Trump’s electoral-college victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last week was an unprecedented triumph of populism in the U.S.—one that leveraged feelings of victimization by a shrinking white majority who blame lost opportunity on U.S. President Barack Obama, the political establishment, wealthier urbanites, and immigration.
Notice the juxtaposition between “…ugliest episodes in human history…” and the following paragraph about Trump’s election. Notice use of the words “victimization by a shrinking white majority” and the innuendo of “racism.”
This all deserves comment and rebuttal because those statement are loaded with bull crap. But no. Bloomberg doesn’t allow reader comment because they want to be a little demigod, the “all knowing wise college professor.” How dare we comment on their “final word.”
I find myself increasingly ignoring even reading news articles, which are mostly biased propaganda pieces anyway, from news sites that do not provide for reader comments.
Isn’t it a coincidence that the great majority of these news sites are “mainstream media” sites, also known as liberal, elitist, establishment and old school.
My greatest wish for these sites is that they wither and die. I’ll help where I can.
All knowing mainstream media