If there was ever a time for honest journalism, I cannot think of a better time than today.
After all, there is hardly a day that goes by that we do not learn of some agency or institution that been caught in a lie.
That we learn of the lie comes not from mainstream media, but from small, independent organizations or citizen journalists.
Take the World Health Organization, for example.
WHO’s head Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (he’s not a medical doctor, by the way) claimed that China was forthcoming about when it first learned about the virus and it had promptly informed the agency as required by treaty.
Now we learn that, in fact, was an outright lie. WHO did not learn about the Wuhan virus until Chinese doctors had posted to a United States website.
According to the FreeBeacon, the international agency quietly updated its timeline at the beginning of the month.
For months, however, Tedros and other officials within WHO let everyone believe that China had complied with its treaty obligations and was being falsely accused by President Trump of misleading the world.
Tedros went out of his way to praise China for its openness.
Those of us older than the current crop of youngsters who think they are journalists, but are mere stenographers, were highly skeptical.
This, after all, was not the first pandemic born in China and the country’s communist rulers have a long history of not telling the truth.
But journalists today are not interested in questioning authority. The concern of this generation of journalist is to advance the cause of social justice. There is no objective truth, just the “truth” that advances their cause.
I have lost a great number of friends over my assertion that journalism is dead. It’s sad, but it is dead.
There are, of course, a few journalists worthy of the name, but they are few and far between.
And now that Big Tech is bowing down to the Left, Twitter and Facebook – mainstream social media – will soon become the home of curated news – the news that you will be allowed to read.
The alternative news sites will still be available, but their reach will be diminished.
Eventually, the Internet Service Providers will come under pressure to take those sites down.
Or perhaps governments will follow Canada’s lead and require news sites to be licensed and organizations will forfeit that license if they do not toe the line.
These are truly Orwellian days.
What a sad end to civilization.