US Federal Judge heavily critical of mainstream media’s left wing bias
Judge Laurence Silberman launched a scathing attack on the political bias of the mainstream media and silicon valley on Friday during his summation of a court case he was presiding over.
The Judge asserted that the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal were distributing biased news that was picked up and transmitted further by by The Associated Press and most large papers across the country, such as the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and Boston Globe. He also said “Nearly all television, network and cable, is a Democratic Party trumpet. Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along.”
Further, Judge Silberman wrote that Silicon Valley “also has an enormous influence over the distribution of news,” which “similarly filters news delivery in ways favorable to the Democratic Party.”
“It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news. It is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy. It may even give rise to countervailing extremism.”
The judge, especially in the paragraph directly above, has described New Zealand’s news situation perfectly.
Summarised from a report on Breitbart News.