Liberals never complained when the news was controlled by a handful of outlets all spouting the same left-wing line. To the contrary, just last week, Barack Obama waxed nostalgic over those good old days:
“It used to be in the United States that there were three television stations, basically everybody watched the same thing, everybody got their news from the same sources, so everybody more or less had a similar view of the world.”
But now that the liberal monopoly of the media has been broken, suddenly the left is outraged and appalled. Today’s opening segment of Morning Joe was one, long, melodramatic moan over the fact that Sinclair Broadcast Group had anchors across the country read a statement about false news.
Left-wing news groupthink was fine, back in the JournoList day. But let conservatives push back, and suddenly our democracy is under threat.