The Desolation Of Smug

will-rahnWhile wading through the cesspool which surrounds the mainstream media, occasionally one uncovers an honest to goodness journalist. Sharyl Attkisson is the most prominent example, but CBS political editor Will Rahn may be a diamond in the rough.

Rahn offered an opinion piece this week entitled, “The Unbearable Smugness of the Press.” It is an honest account of the MSM’s liberal bias, and how it helped Donald Trump win the White House.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly #WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory. More than that and more importantly, we also missed the story, after having spent months mocking the people who had a better sense of what was going on.

This is all symptomatic of modern journalism’s great moral and intellectual failing: its unbearable smugness. Had Hillary Clinton won, there’s be a winking “we did it” feeling in the press, a sense that we were brave and called Trump a liar and saved the republic.

They hate us, and have for some time.

And can you blame them? Journalists love mocking Trump supporters. We insult their appearances. We dismiss them as racists and sexists. We emote on Twitter about how this or that comment or policy makes us feel one way or the other, and yet we reject their feelings as invalid. (H/TAOSHQ)

Rahn implicates himself in the Hillary bias, so this more of an honest assessment than a finger-wagging. I’d like to think Rahn’s cohorts in the MSM would learn something from this piece – and the election as a whole – but since many media types are still attacking Trump and his supporters, I will not be holding my breath.

Read the entire article. It is definitely worth your time.

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6 thoughts on “The Desolation Of Smug

  1. So, there may be hope when it comes to one or two people in the main stream media. I have a feeling there are many lessons to be learned from this latest election cycle on both sides and everywhere in between.

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