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A New York Times story about Tucker Carlson appeared in print this Sunday. In it, The New York Times says Carlson has the most successful show in the history of cable television, and he did it with “lies” and “racism.” To “argue” that Carlson’s show is racist and “fuels fear,” The New York Times “analyzed” over a thousand episodes. I imagine they have a lot of time on their hands.
It’s paradoxical, The New York Times thinks it’s a thermometer of what’s going on in America and what Americans think, but at the same time it tells you that the most successful show in the history of cable television is “racist” and “white supremacist.”
We all remember, as well, when The New York Times and other major media outlets like The Washington Post, Vox, CNN, NBC, etcetera, were saying that Donald Trump was a racist president and that only a racist could vote for him. They were talking, then, about the millions of voters who elected him in 2016 and endorsed him in 2020. At least half of the United States.
What happened this last month with Netflix (which collapsed in subscribers because of its activist and liberal content) and the fledgling CNN+ project (which had a tragic failure and had to be canceled less than a month after its release), is a clear example of what is really happening in the homes of Americans.
Likewise, when millions of users are excited about the purchase of Twitter (whose shares rose considerably after the acquisition was announced) by Elon Musk and because there will finally be necessary changes in the platform, media like The Washington Post (owned by another billionaire like Jeff Bezos) come to tell you that it is inappropriate for a platform like Twitter, which is supposed to be the public debate arena, to be in the hands of a billionaire with Musk’s principles.
Today, Musk is the richest man in the world. Some influencers and journalists from major networks also called him a “racist.”
Today Glenn Greenwald rightly writes: “A perfect example of how the partisanship of the corporate media has made them irrelevant. The New York Times writes for progressives/Democrats. Progressives believe (or claim) that anyone who opposes them is a racist. Conservatives know that the progressive media accuses everyone who opposes them of being racist. It’s a game.”
In short, there is a clear disconnect between the mainstream media and what the people really want. That disconnect is going to sink them, as is already happening. Go woke, go broke.
Orlando Avendaño is the co-editor-in-chief of El American. He is a Venezuelan journalist and has studies in the History of Venezuela. He is the author of the book Days of submission // Orlando Avendaño es el co-editor en Jefe de El American. Es periodista venezolano y cuenta con estudios en Historia de Venezuela. Es autor del libro Días de sumisión.