Yet they keep letting it happen
Justin Trudeau has faced some of the most fawning and favourable media coverage in history.
If Stephen Harper had done even a fraction of what Trudeau is doing, the media would be running non-stop scandal coverage shredding him every way they could.
Yet, Trudeau gets a free pass.
Now, even a few reporters are questioning why the establishment media is allowing themselves to be manipulated to such a massive extent.
“Running from the truth”
In an article for the Guardian, Ashifa Kassam pointed out the admission by reporter Robyn Urback that the media fell for Trudeau’s “spontaneous” photo-bomb of some teenagers heading to prom.
Said Urback, “It doesn’t bode well for public trust in the media to be so easily fooled by government attempts at manipulation. It is our responsibility to decipher between PR and news, and a picture from the prime minister’s personal photographer is not a coincidence, and not news. We should know better.”
As Kassam said in her article titled “Stop running from the truth: Justin Trudeau is playing us with his PR stunts,” Canadians have growing doubts about how the media is covering Trudeau.
Said Kassam, “But after it was pointed out that the shot of Trudeau breezing past the prom-bound teens was snapped by his official photographer, some Canadians have been asking why the media continues to fall for what seems to be a constant stream of PR stunts.”
After all, Trudeau’s photo-bomb had to be prepared ahead of time – with his photographer running up ahead, planning the route beforehand, and then waiting for the exact moment to snap the “spontaneous” shot.
Keep in mind that Trudeau’s photographer is funded by taxpayers. So we’re actually paying for our government to try and manipulate us.
Quantum computing question
The manipulation goes further than many suspected. Even Trudeau’s “smart” answer at an event on quantum computing was staged. He apparently told reporters he “hoped someone would ask him” about quantum computing. A reporter then fell for the trick, asked the question, and gave Trudeau the perfect chance to pull off his manipulation.
That’s the definition of fake news.
Elites helping the elites
Many reporters are doing Trudeau’s bidding, though there are some good ones out there who actually want to hold the government accountable instead of being used for Trudeau’s propaganda purposes.
The problem is that the media is dominated by an elitist structure that wants to see the power of the establishment protected at all costs. In Trudeau, they’ve found their perfect tool to try and put a “new face” on the corrupt system. As a result, the establishment media is deeply invested in Trudeau staying in power. The last thing they want is real accountability – no matter what some good journalists may want to do.
That’s why independent media has never been more important. We must continue spreading the truth to our networks online and in person, bypassing the corrupt media establishment every chance we get. Especially with the government considering using taxpayer money to prop up the elitist press, we must build a powerful alternative that refuses to be fooled by Trudeau’s propaganda and does the job that much of the media refuses to do.