The Mainstream Media Lost Control of the Depp-Heard Trial: Reality Conquered Political Correctness. By Ann Althouse.
From the top-rated comment at “The Mainstream Media Lost the Depp-Heard Trial/And the lifestyle influencers turned court correspondents won” by Choire Sicha (Intelligencer).
The ‘mainstream media’ coverage seemed to start with the assumption that Heard was 100% truthful, Depp was as good as a convicted abuser, and that all cases of women accusing men of abuse should be taken at face value without any effort of proof or consistency….
Tiktokkers covering it while potentially coming from their own subjective positions seemed to understand the trial better than the mainstream media which decided from the beginning that Heard was 100% the victim and continues to see anything other than that as somehow setting back the Me Too cause rather than strengthening it by sorting through false or seriously questionable accusations with care and focusing on clearer cut cases of pattern abuse.
“The ‘mainstream media’ coverage seemed to start with the assumption . . .”
They always do. The assumption that the prog narrative is correct and must be confirmed. Regardless of topic. Day after day. …
You cannot have a career in mainstream media if you do not toe the Democrat Party line. Period. It is career suicide if you step outside the established DNC narrative. Everybody who works for mainstream media is painfully aware of this fact. That’s why 100% of the mainstream media “believes all women.” It is a requirement to continue to get paid.
Everybody whose house payment isn’t dependent on these mainstream outlets is free to have an opinion that might diverge from what the DNC imposes on their stenographers and thus gain viewership.
The politically controlled pros were overwhelmed by a crowd of amateur journalists, the truth, and a trial.