Hardly anyone still believes the fairytale of the ‘independent press’. Everybody knows that ‘quality newspapers’ like NRC [a Dutch paper], The Guardian and The New York Times operate as mouthpieces for the left-liberal elite. The same goes for the lion’s share of Western news programs on radio and TV. The moment a journalist praises other journalists, pundits or media outlets as being ‘an authority’ or having ‘quality’ you can safely assume that these are left-liberal goods being advertised. There is a simple rule in the land of media: left is good, and right is bad. So CNN is involved in serious journalism, and Fox News is not.
The left-liberal press has been in bed with left-liberal political power for decades. The emergence of the vocal citizen and the rise of Donald Trump have crudely interrupted the languid relaxation in the left-liberal love nest. It’s like someone switched on flood lights inside the bed room. Their affair is out in the open. The coccoon of finely tuned lies, spun by the lovers, has proven defenseless against the unpolished truths of a man like Donald Trump.
~ Uri van As (for Opiniez, translated from Dutch)