We have the mainstream media!
Reid declares that “people have this mismemory of the Trump era” but claims that no wall (even part of one) was ever contracted. pic.twitter.com/RfxqEoAmw0
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) February 5, 2024
Herein lies the danger of “media pigeonholing” oneself. He who confines his news-consumption to particular streams that accord with left-wing preferences and prejudices might never hear anything to call Joy Reid’s claims into question. He might embrace those claims despite the objective evidence.
The shattering of the media monoculture by broadband Internet access and broadening in cablecasting and satellite-casting is one of the few genuine advances of recent years. Take advantage of it. Don’t limit yourself to channels or publications that comport with what you already believe. And above all, Don’t trust any of them. Insist on multiple confirmations of every assertion of fact, from a spread of primary sources. Unless you’ve seen it personally, with your own Mark One Eyeballs, you must never rely on a single primary source about any event. There is no other way to avoid being deceived.