My conversation with American journalist and author Amanda Ripley
I think mainstream media’s mask really slipped during Covid. They were so clearly acting like shills for the government. I used to regularly listen to the CBC and tolerated their left wing bias. But around 3 years ago I stopped completely. Literally everything that comes out of the CBC supports the progressive narrative. They are simply not trustworthy. Their coverage of the convoy protests show they literally despise ordinary working Canadians.
People aren’t paying attention to traditional media because they know it’s mostly fake news, in the sense that they all walk in lock step with the narrative of the day and don’t present alternative viewpoints that might be a hint controversial.
I love this conversation. Tara, I think you should interview Farhan Mohamed - the founder of Overstory Media. He is focused on creating community publications rather than “news publications”. He spoke to Mr. Geist about the online news act.
Overall, I think this is really important to know that journalists feel this way. I think entrepreneurial solutions are coming - so there is hope.
Here in Canada, our government pays the “Legacy media” two Billion dollars a year! ($1.4B to CBC, $600M to the other 3) It’s useless to watch these four outlets for any counter views, they simply read the government’s message to us. To get the real news, I’ve resorted to the internet, primarily Australian news and the BBC
I was "red-pilled" by the covid overage by our legacy media. A former CBC addict, I no longer watch or listen.
I don't trust modern pharmaceuticals myself. But I prescribe them to my patients and enjoy the all-expenses-paid confreneces in Hawaii twice a year.
"Amanda Ripley is a contributor to the The Washington Post and The Atlantic"
God I love this place.
I stopped watching/reading much of the news a few years ago. Every now and then I’ll scroll through CBC, American outlets. Everything is so negative. It’s damaging to the psyche. Especially if the person is reading it daily and/or all day everyday.
When the CBC labelled Ivermectin as horse dewormer without any investigation they lost me on Covid. Very small part of my life now. Everything became suspect. Crying shame. I had alway believed that I had grown up with the CBC. Off the pedestal.
Plain old goodness TRUTH is the one core component that is missing, that makes the difference. Truthfulness has been broken beyond repair by the world’s once great main stream journalists! Trust, once broken, takes a very long time - if ever - to repair.
The Chinese use the term Baizuo. It seems the Western media is run by them.
Speculation isn't 'news'. Cogent analysis is very different from meaningless jabber to entice for ratings or deliberately leading 'info' from multinational owners. CBC's inability or unwillingness to withstand has been heartbreaking. Just hope we can retain Canada...
I love your podcast
Tamara Lich is our beacon.
Too bad so many so called journalists can’t deliver writing that is timely, relevant, unbiased, accurate, complete and clear. WAPO and NYT are just rags for the NYC and DC elites.
what would you identify the main idea?
How about reporting on the good news happening in the world? It surely does exist - inspiring stories of humans helping each other and the natural world, etc. How inspiring and energizing that would be! Hope, agency, and dignity indeed. Who needs the rest of this nonsense? It matters less and less.