The real trouble with the media is not exactly that it’s liberal, but journalists are so goddamn lazy and easily manipulated. I was reading the editorial page of a paper some years ago. There was a column by Howard Hoagland and below it one by Robert Novak. Both were obviously based on lightly-rewritten leaks from people with axes to grind. All “journalists” do is take information fed to them and rearrange it a little. Most passably bright high school seniors could do the job.
In the Martin case, his parents’ attorney Benjamin Crump called up his buddies Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and then some politically correct, politically connected “journalists”. Reporters are supposed to have a saying- “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” But that was a long time ago. It would involve work, if only picking up a phone and calling the Sanford PD and Seminole County DA. The whole thing has quickly fallen apart under the most cursory amateur scrutiny.
You didn’t believe the press before, but here you have an obvious example of its gross incompetence.