This thread seems to have been lost in the cutover shuffle, so:
Here Are Some Key Ways the Mainstream Media Distorts the Truth
August 23, 2017
… understanding how The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR covered my story leads to an almost perfect understanding of how the media cover every story where the left has a vested interest.
When it comes to straight news stories—say, an earthquake in Central America—the news media often do their job responsibly. But when a story has a left-wing interest, the media abandon straight news reporting and take on the role of advocates.
Lesson No. 1: When the mainstream media write or say that a conservative “suggested” something that sounds outrageous, it usually means the conservative never actually said it.
After all, why write “suggested” and not “said” or “wrote”? Be suspicious whenever anything attributed to a conservative has no quotation marks and no source.
Lesson No. 2: When used by the mainstream media, the words “divisive” or “contentious” simply mean “leftists disagree with.”
But the only reason my views are “divisive” and “contentious” is The New York Times differs with them.
During the eight-year presidency of Barack Obama, did The New York Times once describe anything he did or said as “divisive” or “contentious” (including his pre-2012 opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage)?
Lesson No. 3: Contrary evidence is omitted.
Despite all the Santa Monica musicians who supported my conducting; despite the musicians from other orchestras—including the Los Angeles Philharmonic—who asked to play when I conducted; and despite the orchestra’s conductor and board members who have followed my work for decades, not one quote in the entire article described me in a positive light.
Lesson No. 4: Subjects are covered in line with left-wing ideology.
As Prager states up front, the event he is analyzing was of minor importance in and of itself. He had been invited by a local orchestra to conduct a Haydn symphony, something with which he has experience. A few orchestra members decided to play SJW and make a fuss. After Prager’s online response went viral, the NYT, LAT (the only local source of these 3) and NPR felt a need to wade in.
Prager used the NYT’s smear to elucidate how the MSM misrepresent and spin political events and topics to fit their partisan-ideological narratives. Well worth reading!