This was an interesting take on Russiagate:
It's official: Russiagate is this generation's WMD
The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it
No, journalism was destroyed before that. Trump won the 2106 presidential election even though the press all marched lockstep against him.
He had Twitter, and he won.
And then social media and Big Tech became censors of the worst sort, but now that Robert Mueller, after months and months of having free rein to investigate — and he is a very, very good and thorough professional — found nothing.
The press and Big Tech rigged and stacked and manipulated to extremist and disturbing degrees.
This was the industry’s last stand.
And they incited a populace and could not make an outcome happen.
They desperately wanted Trump to be led away in handcuffs as they cheered, and said, See! See! We were right! We are the heroes!
Why was this so important to the press?
Because they cannot come to grips that they collapsed.
It had to be the Evil Russians who rigged and stuffed ballots, not that they could not tell the little people how to vote and they would dutifully listen to them.
Hubris blinds the profession who refuses to admit it’s fubar.
I wrote about journalism’s collapse for Zer0 Books in 2018 in a book called When Journalism was a Thing.
Despite the publicity I should have gotten — and my publisher was supportive of my book and pushed it, knowing that I had ovarian cancer and was seriously out of commission, but did everything a good publisher should do without skipping a beat — managed to get me two interviews, and I managed to procure one on my own.
I was shut out.
I was ignored. Blacklisted.
All for speaking the truth and reality of the situation.
With 61 pages of references.
But all but two journalists were in denial. To those who interviewed me, and gave me a platform to express myself, thank you.
The rest are absolute hypocrites. They wrote about every bout of presidential flatulence, but when it came to examining and exposing their own shortcomings, they conveniently ignored me.
And now they can’t touch Trump.
But I am not going to stop. I have a laser-beam focus and a nuclear-level energy to keep going.
I have spent my entire adult life working on an alternative system, and I had to put up my proposal on Amazon in Kindle format — something no author should ever be forced to do — so if it comes to intellectual theft, I have a lattice of proof, and it was made clear to me that it was going to happen via email.
If journalists were all about truth and informing, they would have not just read the book — they would not run and hide from me like a bunch of conniving cowards — they would take my words to heart.
But they aren’t. They want to strut and vogue in superhero capes and mask pretending to save humanity.
No, you’re not. A big, fat super story you were all banking on to save you just went up in smoke.
You’re all Zero Risk, and your big, fat gamble just wiped you out.
And not only am I still standing, teaching, and writing books, motherfuckers, I am still an ambitious visionary who is merrily living my life to the fullest as I never bank or leech on anyone’s demise to fill my belly or validate my existence…