For some future historian writing the history of American journalism, 2021 will be seen as a pivotal year. It's not only a year in which the liberal media again disgraced itself. That has been going on for decades. It's also the year that conservative journalism started to come into its own.
Actually, I shouldn't even call it "conservative" journalism. What bloomed in 2021 was simply journalism that revealed corruption and did so with accuracy, honor and fairness. Luke Rosiak, a reporter for the Daily Wire, uncovered an explosive scandal. School authorities in Loudoun County, Virginia were covering up the rape of two female students at the hands of a boy who had put on a skirt and was claiming to be transgender. When the victim's dad tried to talk about this at a school board meeting, authorities had him arrested, and the Soros-picked local prosecutor tried to send him to prison.
The Washington Post — which supposedly owns coverage not only of "D.C." but Loudoun County and other suburbs — completely missed the story.
At around the same time, podcast host Joe Rogan was microwaving CNN, a network that had lied about him. In addition, liberal darling Katie Couric admitted that she had deceptively edited an interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The left-wing-but-sane justice had actually criticized athletes who kneel for the national anthem.
On top of that, the mainstream media are still denying their part in the Russia-collusion hoax. In 2016 they were fed a garbage conspiracy theory by the Hillary Clinton campaign. And they ran with it. They have not (and most likely will not) ever admitted to wrongdoing.
The paper trail of media corruption goes back decades, including Slate's "monkeyfishing" debacle and, before that, Stephen Glass and, before that, Walter Duranty. Now it's getting exposed, so 2021 may represent a genuine shift in the media landscape. Conservatives now have the resources to not just complain and issue white papers, but to report and break news. Rosiak's scoop is huge. With equal resources, we can compete with the "big boys," who, in fact, are very, very small. (The staffs of major papers are now mere skeleton crews, by historic standards.)
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