The Democratic National Committee is being sued by a group of Bernie Sanders supporters. Yet the national media is completely ignoring the story. Don’t you think it’s a newsworthy story?
Why would the media refuse to report on it?
Caitlin Johnstone writes at Medium:
The Media Blackout On The DNC Lawsuit Proves That It Is Nuclear
I had the privilege of interviewing my newest personal hero yesterday, attorney Elizabeth Lee Beck, about her legal team’s fraud case against the Democratic National Committee. One of the many useful insights that this straight-shooting mom on fire brought to light during our conversation was her story about a time she reached out to New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro to get some help cracking through the deep, dark media blackout on this extremely important case. Barbaro had previously interviewed Beck and featured her in a front-page story not long ago, so she had every reason to try and contact him. What happened next?
“The little piss head blocks me,” Beck said.
— Woobie🌹Tuesday (@WoobieTuesday) May 2, 2017
Why is a journalist for the New York Times blocking a potential source from contacting him? Why is the mainstream media refusing to go anywhere near a legal case that has heavy implications for the future of American democracy? You already know the answer to this deep down, whether you’re the kind of person who turns and faces reality or the kind of person who dissociates from reality at all costs while watching Samantha Bee and chugging cough syrup on the sofa.
The function of the mass media is not to inform the American public of important things that are happening in their country, it is to turn attention away from the important things that are happening in their country and to keep them sleepy and compliant. The DNC lawsuit is one of the greatest threats to America’s power establishment right now, but only if people know about it.
The media doesn’t want to do anything that might hurt the Democrats’ chances going forward.
Maybe because… They’re almost all Democrats.