U.S. Media outlets wonder why the average American is indifferent to their pearl-clutching anxiety over lost credibility. With that in mind, perhaps this example is apropos on many levels. There’s a few layers to this story.
The “reporter/journalist” is Julia Ioffe. A now fired writer for Politico, a frequent CNN guest and contributor, and a journalist recently hired by the Atlantic.
Yeah, suffice to say this representative exhibition of modern journalism does little to advance the cause of professional credibility. However, the layers of irony only begin with the vulgarity.
Politico, via Ioffe, was commenting on a fake news story from The Hill, which was based on a fake news story from Sara Murrayat CNN.
Yeah, what was that about credibility again? And yet the White House Correspondents Association is fraught with angst about possible Trump Administration changes to the current status of media operations in/around the White House? Meanwhile, journalists tweeting “President Trump is fucking his daughter“, notwithstanding…. or something. I digress.
(link) – Oh, Ms. Ioffe “made a mistake” when she promoted a fake news story and said: “Trump is fucking his daughter“. A mistake, like putting on two of the wrong colored socks, or something. She made a “mistake“, and she “apologized“. Well, alrighty then.
I guess we, the media consuming public, are to believe the mistake didn’t actually outline the ideology, tone, perspective or internal sensibility of Ms. Ioffe, toward the President.
A person has to wonder what would happen to a reporter who publicly said President Obama was having sex with his daughters. Just wondering…