They Literally Know Nothing

Matt Walsh wrote about his dislike of the media and included this bit from Obama adviser, Ben Rhodes.

Rhodes, 38, said in the article that it was easy to shape a favorable impression of the proposed agreement because of the inexperience of many of those covering the issue.

“All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” he said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”

Rhodes set up a team of staffers who were focused on promoting the deal [the Great Iran Giveaway], which apparently included the feeding of talking points at useful times in the news cycle to foreign policy experts who were favorably disposed toward it. “We created an echo chamber,” he told the magazine. “They [the seemingly independent experts] were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.”

Update (20190217):
Mollie Hemingway tweets:

The elephant in the room for media malfeasance discussions is that many reporters are simply not smart. They fall for hoaxes easily. Over and over and over again They are obviously not well read. That this is combined with a completely unwarranted arrogance compounds the problem.

They uncritically accepted “MAGA thugs roving Chicago, attacking celebrities.” People that politically biased and stupid are simply not going to have the appropriate amount of skepticism for an actual $$multi-million info op such as “Trump-Russia!” run by skilled professionals.

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