The so-called mainstream media is on the offensive.
They’re behaving like a wounded animal backed into a corner, lashing out recklessly and desperately.
And big media is on the brink of disaster after one huge report.
According to a report from left-wing outlet, Vice News, Breitbart is dominating establishment sites in terms of engagement on Facebook.
Vice News reports:
“With just 4 million followers, Breitbart’s page racked up more likes, comments, and shares since Sept. 1 (57.8 million) than The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today combined (42.6 million). It outpaced each of the broadcast news networks, MSNBC, and CNN.”
This is huge.
It shows that big media’s influence is finally being challenged – which was the vision of deceased Breitbart founder, Andrew Breitbart.
The site he created has helped take a wrecking ball to the corporate press, and they’re not happy.
This is one of the reasons why leftists and big media shills are pushing so hard for Facebook and Twitter and other social media platforms to be regulated.
They’re trying their hardest to take back control of the narrative.
In the mid-1980s, a KGB defector named Yuri Bezemnov said during an interview that media propaganda was the most powerful form of combat.
The left has understood this and have enjoyed their monopoly for decades.
But the first crack came in the form of conservative talk radio.
Then Fox News came along and captured a “niche” audience of half the country.
Now the internet and social media have dealt a crippling blow to the left’s news media supremacy.
Long-time Democratic strategist Pat Caddell, who recently passed away, supported Donald Trump in 2016 because he said during the campaign that the corporate press “is the enemy of the American people.”
He viewed Trump as a wrecking ball to the corrupt enterprise.
Trump, with the help of conservative sites, has delivered a gut punch to the so-called mainstream media.
Breitbart’s Facebook engagement shows that the left’s assumed consensus was a mirage.
The left still has significant media power—they control the broadcast networks, most of the newspapers, and Hollywood—but the monopoly could be over for good.
As people are getting their news from other sources, it’s becoming harder for the Democrat Media Complex to dupe the American people with obvious lies.
Despite complaints from pundits in the media class, this is a great development for the country.
More news from different sources is a good thing.
The left’s intentions are clear when their whole mission is to restrict the flow of information, all in the name of harm reduction, which is their go-to move.
They use concern for supposed victims as a justification for curtailing speech and taking away freedom.
But unlike countries in Europe where free speech is not an enshrined right, the American people aren’t buying it.