(Natural News) Attorney Tom Renz and conservative journalist Emerald Robinson touched on corruption in the mainstream media. The two discussed the subject in the Jan. 25 episode of “Lawfare with Tom Renz” on Brighteon.TV.
Formerly a member of the White House Press Corps, Robinson has now branched out into independent journalism. Before taking the independent route, she had stints with One America News and Newsmax. The latter news outlet did not renew its contract with Robinson for 2022 due to her refusal to “go easy” on the Biden administration and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, RedState reported.
Robinson said that her removal from the press corps was a blessing in disguise, adding that mainstream journalists covering the White House indeed follow a propaganda narrative. “The corporate media has to get anyone who dissents from this propaganda narrative out of the room, because it exposes them when you ask a question that lots of Americans want to know,” she told Renz.
“Even these members of the press corps want to get people out. They want to all stay on board with the narrative, because they’re exposed if someone doesn’t. Anyone who dissented against that narrative stopped getting jobs. Those opportunities got fewer and fewer because if you were not on board with their narrative, they saw how dangerous it was.”
According to Robinson, the push to silence dissenting opinions became stronger during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Corporate media outlets were encouraging lockdowns and other restrictions and drowning out skeptics of these measures.
“With the pandemic, it got more important [for] them to shut down dissenting opinions. You could ask about these mandates and these clearly ineffective measures; it was clear that [these were] just idiotic or planned for worse reasons. [If] you started asking about it, they had to shut you down so quickly.” (Related: Is the media TRYING to spread the coronavirus?)
Robinson lamented how media outlets have become “the public relations arm of the establishment.” Renz agreed, saying that these outlets are spewing propaganda instead of holding institutions accountable.
Robinson defines the types of “journalists” in the media
The conservative journalist told the Brighteon.TV host: “I often get asked: ‘Are these journalists not that smart? Are they dumb? Are they getting paid?’ I say it’s a little bit of all the above.” She elaborated on the four kinds of journalists she encountered during her time in the press corps.
Robinson said the first kind of journalist was dumb and lazy, who would simply accept data presented to them without scrutinizing. About thirty percent of journalists she encountered fell under this category. “They just don’t question, they take whatever they’re fed and regurgitate it. Dumb and lazy,” she commented.
The second kind of journalist was the activist kind, which Robinson described as “hardcore on this communist, socialist agenda.” According to her, these activist journalists are more ardent in promoting left-wing policies than Democratic politicians, and even get mad at Democratic lawmakers for failing to push these hard enough.
“The baseline they were working what that [the lockdown was] absolutely what needs to be done, and that’s the correct route to go. There was not a question as to if it should be done. The press corps had decided – that’s what needs to be done.”
Robinson said the third kind of journalist – the overly-ambitious – was willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of her career. She shared the story of a colleague who, despite being at risk for side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, still chose to get injected. This ambitious journalist took her chances just to be able to cover President Joe Biden overseas, a “status thing” among press corps members.
“She knew that she was at a risk to have a side effect, [but] she told me that she didn’t care. Her career was more important than her own health. She said: ‘I don’t care if it causes me not to have children. It is more important to me to excel in my career,'” Robinson shared.
The last ten percent of journalists fall under the “plain coward” category, Robinson said. She added, however, that the actual percentage may probably be higher as some overlap with the other categories.
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