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Liberal ‘mainstream’ media declawed as CBS legend Bob Schieffer admits defeat

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Veteran CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer blew the mask off the liberal media’s “unbiased journalism” charade by saying it’s “harder and harder” to tell people “what they need to know.”

After a 46-year career with CBS, Schieffer is hosting his last “Face the Nation” Sunday.

Schieffer told “CBS This Morning” on Friday that since he began his career, a “revolution in communications” has turned Washington D.C. “upside-down.”

“We now don’t know where people get their news,” Schieffer said. “But what we do know is they’re bombarded with information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

In a last-ditch defense of his liberal colleagues, he said that mainstream journalism’s job is to “tell people what we think is relevant in what they need to know. That is the job of the journalist and I have to say it’s harder and harder.”

Americans are increasingly turning to alternative media for their news, sparking speculation that the mainstream media is dying.

A 2014 Pew Research study found that cable news audiences declined 11 percent in 2013, with the most liberal of the three cable news channels, MSNBC, leading the dip.

The left-leaning Public Policy Polling found in another poll that “35 percent said they trusted Fox news more than any other outlet, followed by PBS at 14 percent, ABC at 11 percent, CNN at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, 6 percent for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just 3 percent for NBC.”

Blogger Michael Snyder concluded that the mainstream media doesn’t know the true cause of its own decline.

“It isn’t the fact that they haven’t adapted to the Internet very well that is the primary reason for their decline,” Snyder wrote on the conservative Infowars website last year.  “Rather, it is the fact that the American people are losing faith in the New York Times and other similar establishment mouthpieces.”

Snyder cemented his point by quoting former CBS reporter Sheryl Attkisson, who told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, “There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well-orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play.“

Schieffer only confirmed Attkisson’s assessment.

“Most of the information is wrong and some of it is wrong on purpose,” he said.

Steve Berman

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