Media bias is an old story. But if it remains pervasive, and never
recovers from how uncontrolled it got in this election year, we’d best
learn how to read them.
Starting with their intentions, because that’s what determines the reporting.
Why can’t liberal news people report the news without any slant?
The answer is that for people on the left, all — I repeat, (set
ital) all (end ital) — professions are a means to an end, not ends in
themselves. That end is the social transformation of society, meaning
the promoting of “social justice” as the left understands that term.
For most liberal news reporters, therefore, the purpose of news
reporting is not to report news as objectively as possible. The purpose
of the media in general and of reporting specifically is to promote
social justice and the social transformation of society.
Same is true for judges.
Most liberal judges do not see their roles as merely
adjudicating a dispute according to the law. They see their role
primarily as using the law and their power to rule on the law to
promote social justice.
And university professors.
History teachers who merely teach history are of little
use to the left. History — and English and political science, and
sociology and other liberal arts — teachers must use their classroom to
produce young people who will wish to engage in society-transforming
work for social justice.
And artists, and scientists…
But how can a system of social justice include the ‘right’ to end the life of a specific class of human beings?
It cannot, except in the minds of those who strip the language of all moral grammar and replace it with semantic engineering. Whoever controls words, controls ideas. At least as long as the public is willing to believe them.