‘I don’t feel the media is interested in the truth anymore’

August 3, 2021

BIASED VIEWS: “There are independent journalists doing work right now. And I think they are doing good work. The problem is if you mention those, your friends in journalism will go ‘They’re right wingers’. No, actually they are doing a pretty fair job. You just don’t know what fair is any more. Fair journalism seems like’s it’s right wing to them because we have gone so far from fair journalism.”

WALK AWAY: “The minute you walk away from all of that, you start living your life a little bit more. Put the phone down, turn the TV off, and go out and live a little bit of life. That’s where you’re going to learn.”

 

 

 

A FORMER anchor news journalist who quit to run as governor of a US state gave her reasons as to why she left the industry.

Kari Lake is running for governor of Arizona and was previously born in Iowa. She served on the same programme as an anchor presenter for Fox 10 News in Phoenix for 22 years and covered stories in Cambodia and even visited the White House twice.

She said: “I had a wonderful career, but things have changed so much in the media that it was just unrecognizable. I really value the truth and honesty and I didn’t feel the media was interested in that any more.”

‘Young hacks go straight into industry without any experience’

When she worked previously in Phoenix with this news organization, the newsroom was a reflection of all age groups and abilities, but in recent times many come into the industry straight from journalism college without much life experience outside those paradigms – not having worked in a lot of different markets to see how the world operates.

Ms Lake thinks the industry has been overwhelmed by freshmen graduates who lack a wide berth of experience and the constant negativity of the Covid coverage she was having to perform made her question everything she was doing and this eventually led her to quit.

She was speaking to PragerU and in the interview, she covers her career and the changes she has seen and the amazing number of e-mails she received following her decision to step down from her job.

‘They pick the stories to fit how they feel’

Ms Lake made these interesting observations: “These kids have gone K through 12 and then their college education in some ways being brainwashed and indoctrinated into liberal ideology. You have might have a 24-year-old, 25-year-old producer, fresh out of journalism school, and that’s how they think. They’re going to pick the stories to fit how they feel.

‘They’re so wrapped in ideology, they can’t see any balance’

“There’s just a million ways that you can manipulate a story besides putting your opinion in it. You put in the person who’s saying what you really want them to say in great lighting, they look fantastic, you interview the person in a middle of a parking lot at high noon, they look like a demon.

“You just try to find someone who you go, ‘Oh this person looks ridiculous, let’s interview them’. I see it as a lot of manipulation, accidental manipulation or just people so entrenched in their ideology, they don’t even realize they are putting one side of the story. Because they think the other side, maybe the conservative side, is so reprehensible that it can’t be even put in the story.

“As an older person who has lived a bit, you start to realize, ‘Wow, these seem all to be geared towards liberal ideology. And maybe you would say something like, ‘on balance may be we should bring this person in and balance that story out’.

‘Anything that doesn’t fit is right-wing’

“There are independent journalists doing work right now. And I think they are doing good work. The problem is if you mention those, your friends in journalism will go ‘They’re right wingers’.

“No, actually they are doing a pretty fair job. You just don’t know what fair is any more. Fair journalism seems like’s it’s right wing to them because we have gone so far from fair journalism.

Ms Lake recalled a 90-year-old friend of hers who was constantly active but in the space of year she had aged into a centenarian and was using a walker – somebody who previously swam and walked regularly and this was a turning point.

‘Doing something immoral didn’t make me feel good’

She said there were thousands of stories of people who got and had mild symptoms and had overcome it but these stories were never told and the narrative was to keep going on about Covid very hard.

“I felt I was putting out nonstop news that was making it worse. When you’re doing something that feels unethical and immoral, for me, I don’t feel good inside. I felt sometimes ill reading the news.

“There’s just too much at stake to scare people like that. Every night, I just wanted to rip off my microphone and run and run. And I just said down with my husband and said, ‘I just can’t do this anymore.”

‘If you turn off the TV, you will live more of your life’

She tells news addicts that if you want to continue to be angry and afraid, just keeping watch Sky News, CNN, the BBC, MSNBC or Fox News, just as they want you to be.

Ms Lake concluded: “The minute you walk away from all of that, you start living your life a little bit more. Put the phone down, turn the TV off, and go out and live a little bit of life. That’s where you’re going to learn.”

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economics September 24, 2021 at 5:12 pm

The financial system limit causes a political
system limit. Politicians need to understand that there are
no simple answers, no policy tools that can solve the dilemma of
‘stimulate and add to stagnation in about
ten years, versus do not stimulate and risk immediate stagnation,’ which is
explained in the book.
What led politicians to make our debt problems worse? Economics
originated as a social and political discipline but has somehow
lost its way lost in the detail of microeconomics.

The old formula of ‘stimulate your way out of recession’ worked when debt levels were much lower,
nowhere near the feasible limits, and therefore money could expand without
anyone considering the consequences. As noted, for a period that ended nearly forty years ago,
that expansion caused negative real interest rates.
Now, after seventy-five years of the post-war consensus, in which every recession has been neutered by economic stimulus, the economic cycle driven by
central banks keeps bumping up against the financial system
limit.
Central banks are now cornered by their past policies.
The Fed, and other central banks, need to keep on stimulating so that more
credit can pay the interest cost of earlier debt creation. The alternative
is to crash the economy, which nobody wants. The financial system
limit and political system limit are intertwined.

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