For a White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham has been remarkably quiet since taking the post over from Sarah Sanders this summer. But man, when this woman decides to speak out, it is with the force of a thousand suns. That’s what happened this week when Grisham, along with deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley, wrote a damning op-ed for the Washington Examiner, putting the Washington Post on blast for their ill-sourced, hopelessly biased chronicle of President Donald Trump’s “lost summer.”
From the piece:
As the summer came to a close, the Post set out to ”report” the president’s summer accomplishments, but reporting is not what the Post does. Two of its writers published an opinion article they claimed was news but that instead pushed their own personal political narrative that President Trump had a “lost summer” of squandered opportunities and few accomplishments.
The truth is, Trump racked up many well-documented victories that directly benefited the American people at home and abroad. When the Post asked, the White House proudly provided it with a detailed list of the administration’s 26 most important successes of the summer. Of those 26 accomplishments, the Post chose to publish just four, which it buried under 11 paragraphs of editorialized critique.
Media bias comes in two forms. It plays a role in deciding what news is, and is not, covered, and also in deciding how that news is covered. In this instance, the Post’s “reporters” are guilty of both. It is obvious they had their own predetermined, prewritten narrative, and they simply discarded information that could have challenged that. This is not only a disservice to readers, but it’s also an offensive, egregious affront to true news journalism.
It’s beyond time for Americans to wake up to the real mission of the Washington Post, the New York times, and most of the major network and cable news channels. It is certainly not to provide an objective overview of the news – especially not in the Trump era. It is to provide an argument for impeachment. An argument for Democrats to win next year. An argument that liberalism is the One True Ideology and that conservatism – in any form – is an evil that must be eradicated.
“Despite record-setting accomplishments in record-setting time, data shows the news coverage of Trump has been 92% negative,” Grisham concluded. “The most egregious and dangerous forms of this bias thrived this summer at media outlets like the Washington Post, which routinely masquerade opinion as news. Heading into the fall, the Post and others should at the very least pledge to sequester such breathless partisanship, rampant editorializing, and obvious bias to their opinion pages.”
That’s a nice thought, but if it hasn’t happened by now, it never will. They’ve declared their allegiances, and it’s time for us to recognize them for what they are: Mouthpieces for the left, nothing more and nothing less.