On Media Complicity (#1 of many)

I had intended to make a spreadsheet naming media outlets (Politico comes to mind) and listing their transgressions against reality.  Alas, despite my meager software expertise, I could not figure out how to post it here.  As a result I have decided to post an ongoing series of articles that will appear whenever transgressions crop up — either alone and severe, or just tiring and widespread.

Call this one “tiring and widespread.”  It’s on the subject of unqualified people hired by CNN, MSNBC, and other legitimate cable and broadcast outlets.  All of them are reicht-wingers.  None of them makes one tiny bit of sense.  It’s just an extension of the old days when various news organizations would run to Jerry Falwell and/or Phyllis Shufly whenever the subject of women’s rights came up.

Fox News employees will be included in the list of employees and frequent guests of media outlets named here; it will not be included in future articles about the creation and/or slanting of actual news — because Fox News is not actual news.  It is merely the propaganda standard to which, for some reason, CNN and others seem to be aspiring.

So anyway, here we go.  Here’s a list of “why are they here” provocateurs and just plain old pains in the ass; it will be added to as we go along because there are so many of these people that I can’t possibly think of all of them at once:

Laura Ingraham
Sean Hannity
Rush Limbaugh
Meghan McCain
Rick Santorum
Jeannie Pirro
Tomi Lehren

And this list will be of actors/singers/Evangelical preachers/whatevers who are generally NOT hired by media outlets for their (lack of) political and current-events expertise, but end up getting lots of publicity for their worthless, inflammatory, and just plain obnoxious opinions nonetheless:

Roseanne Barr
Franklin Graham
Pat Robertson
Ann Coulter
Steve Bannon