In Jim Cook's Archive


Most newspaper dailies in the U.S. are hopelessly liberal. The writers and editors have an unabiding hatred for capitalism. They loathe free markets, the profit motive and rich white guys. Global warming gives newspapers a reason to tee off on the oil companies they hate. Their resistance to drilling and new pipelines borders on the irrational. In Minnesota a ragtag band of activists thwart a necessary pipeline and the newspaper features them. Day after day, the paper runs articles on the fires in Australia or on weather extremes. They are clearly attempting to influence their readers to go all in on climate change. Editorials and opinions infect their news articles. They grossly violate the late newsman Jim Lehrer’s rules of sound journalism, “Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories and clearly label everything.”

Our nation’s newspapers have sacrificed their integrity and objectiveness to become propaganda organs for the far left. In doing so, they have violated another of Jim Lehrer’s rules of journalism, “Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.” The reason they are blind to the other side of the story is their hatred for free enterprise, business success and the merit system. Profits are a dirty word to them. Whether it be out of envy or runaway social sympathy these columnists, reporters and editorialists want to upend the system and make commerce conform to their concept of fairness, equality and social justice. They want high taxes, big government, hiring quotas, more business regulation and a free lunch. The future success of America depends on defeating them and their sorry redistributionist agenda.

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