The Media Deserves All Of Your Scorn And More


by Derek Hunter, Townhall:

Sometimes liberals do things so genuinely childish and stupid you almost have to feel sorry for them. Then you remember just how awful they are as people and the empathy passes. One such smug ass is the Washington Post’s Philip Bump.

Bump has all the personality of his last name, and all the curiosity of puss-filled wound. Journalism, we’ve been told, is the questioning of everything, especially the powerful. “We speak truth to power,” reads the tramp stamp of every ideological leftists hiding behind a press pass. But they don’t, not even close.


It’s amazing what you can’t find out when you refuse to ask question; what you won’t find when you refuse to look for it. That’s the story of journalism in the Biden administration.

I don’t know if Joe Biden is corrupt or just stupid and being taken advantage of by every family member in his orbit, but I do know neither answer is good. I also know there are maybe three or four members of the media even willing to entertain the possibility.

If you think back, there wasn’t a single member of the White House press corps during the Reagan, Bush, other Bush or Trump administrations who weren’t adversarial to the people in power. That’s how it should be. These people aren’t your friends, they’re either your objectives or obstacles on the way to reaching yours.

Weirdly, they’re now dance partners; the dating and mating pool. The press and the Democratic Party are more inbred than Ilhan Omar’s marriage history.

They marry, they cocktail party, they fundraise, they are in each other’s beds so often you’d think they were skin mites. What they don’t do is question, at least in any meaningful way.

Sure, every once in a while there are flashes of journalism, but they’re more of a meteorite than a comet – burning out faster than a match in a tornado. In a day or two, it’s like they never even happened.

The disaster of the Afghanistan withdrawal? The story maybe lasted a week, even though it continues to this day. There have been dozens of Hunter Biden revelations, few led to any questions and none to follow-ups or independent investigations. No one even bothered to ask why the President’s family set up more LLCs than most small towns have, and none provide any services or sell any goods, but they have received a lot of money from overseas, quite probably from people they’ve never met in countries they’ve never visited. All very curious, except for the incurious.

And, it would seem, the field of journalism is loaded with the incurious. Chief among them, Philly Bump of the Washington Post.

Appearing on a podcast he clearly agreed to be a part of, Bumpy showed his cards to the world. In the face of basic questioning about things Hunter Biden himself, in his own words, confessed – that he gave half the fortune he was unqualified to be paid to his father. Did he? I don’t know. But it is odd that he wrote it to his own daughter. Considering the sources of his income – foreign governments and companies over which his father had serious governmental influence – you’d think that was send up a couple of flares and warrant a question or two. Nope.

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