Since facts, truth, and honesty all seem to be absent in the news media of today the question becomes who can you trust? The answer was already provided by real Americans in polls undertaken by the news media.
With a variety of polls this past year showing trust in the news media has fallen to 7%, the lowest ratings ever, one must conclude you do not go to the media for truth.
First their is the obvious political bias with The New York Times leading the anti-Trump media establishment along with fellow progressive advocates NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Washington Post, Politico, and on and on.
So why would you want to rely on any of these blatantly biased Trump haters? Take The New York Times for example.
On February 13, 2017 they ran the following story based on a column by 2 psychiatry professionals.
The New York Times
The Opinion Pages | LETTER
Mental Health Professionals Warn About Trump
To the Editor:
Charles M. Blow (column, nytimes.com, Feb. 9) describes Donald Trump’s constant need “to grind the opposition underfoot.” As mental health professionals, we share Mr. Blow’s concern.
Silence from the country’s mental health organizations has been due to a self-imposed dictum about evaluating public figures (the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 Goldwater Rule). But this silence has resulted in a failure to lend our expertise to worried journalists and members of Congress at this critical time. We fear that too much is at stake to be silent any longer.
Mr. Trump’s speech and actions demonstrate an inability to tolerate views different from his own, leading to rage reactions. His words and behavior suggest a profound inability to empathize. Individuals with these traits distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and those who convey them (journalists, scientists).
In a powerful leader, these attacks are likely to increase, as his personal myth of greatness appears to be confirmed. We believe that the grave emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trump’s speech and actions makes him incapable of serving safely as president.
Dr. Dodes is a retired assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at
Dr. Schachter is a former chairman of the Committee on Research Proposals, International Psychoanalytic Association. The
letter was also signed by 33 other psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Harvard
Correction: February 14, 2017
An earlier version of this letter misstated the number of co-signers in addition to the two lead signers. There were 33, not 35.
Hard core progressives seem to forget the credibility issues of our news media when they agree with the story. Even the article shown ends with an acknowledgement the facts are inaccurate, note the correction at the end.
But they fail to tell the truth when they imply the opinion of two people means there is a national consensus among professionals, a conclusion nothing short of journalistic hypocrisy. At last count there were 50,000 psychiatrists, 170,200 psychologists, and 642,000 social workers in America. This story represents the opinions of just two of the 862,200 professionals in the fields.
Follow the folly of fools and become a fool yourself.
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