Media activism Media malfeasance Media Skullduggery Sarah Palin


It’s why we loathe the mainstream (Legacy) media.

brian williams MAKING STUFF UP

If not for those of us in the alternative media, this would never have become an issue, it would never even have been reported in the first place.


Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted Brian Williams’s colleagues in the mainstream media “crime syndicate” for enabling and covering up his Iraq War lies.

“It appears that some at NBC did know that Williams was lying for over a decade but never said a thing about it,” Palin wrote of Williams’ stolen valor in a Friday evening Facebook post. “Keep in mind that Williams repeated his bogus story many times on air, yukked it up with David Letterman over the made up drama, and even accepted praise as a ‘war hero.’”

Williams admitted this week that he was not in a helicopter that was shot down at the beginning of the Iraq War and claimed that he “misremembered” the incident that he and the network repeatedly publicized. Palin had previously asked of the mainstream press after Williams’s admission, “what and who else do they lie about?” The day after that Facebook post, reports surfaced that Williams may have fabricated numerous tales while covering Katrina–like claiming he had seen dead bodies floating in the French Quarter when that area only saw minimal flooding.

Palin compared the corrupt mainstream media to a crime syndicate that empowers and then covers up for each other, and she specifically mentioned the “JournoList” scandal in which mainstream media reporters mocked conservatives and strategized on how to advance the left-wing agenda:

Let’s consider the herd mentality these journalists use to empower and cover for each other. It’s precisely the way a corrupt organization works, like a crime syndicate. Remember the “JournoList” scandal where hundreds of prominent members of the media were finally exposed for operating a secret internet chat group to strategize on how they would cover (read: spin) the news of the day to fit their leftwing agenda, regardless of truth? I haven’t forgotten. They would stop at nothing. I was aware of their collective unethical character not only because my college degree was earned using the complete opposite journalism tactics of JournoList’s, but also because I lived it first hand as they began their relentless BS about my family, my hometown, and my record when I was asked to come on the national scene in 2008.

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