"What did you hope to accomplish?"

On the drive home, I was listening to talk radio.  I’m not a big fan of Hannity, but he was playing live a press conference called by Representative Wiener. 

What was interesting is that Andrew Breitbart, the non-authorized journalist who broke the story about Representative Wiener’s wiener, had heard about the press conference, happened to be in New York at the time and decided to drop in and see what the good Representative had to say.

When the authorized journalists realized he was there, they started asking him questions, so he took the stage and began answering them

The video embedded in the linked story cuts off before this occurred, and I doubt you’ll see much about it in the main stream media, but one of the authorized journalists asked Breitbart a question that just blew my doors off.

I may not be remembering it verbatim, but it was something to the effect of:

“What did you hope to accomplish by breaking this story.”

Um.

Excuse me?

What does ANY journalist hope to accomplish by breaking ANY news story?

Isn’t it supposed to be informing the public about the news?

What does it say about the Authorized Journalist in particular, and the Main Stream Media in general, that they would even consider that a legitimate question?  Why would it even occur to them that a fellow journalist (albeit unauthorized) would be intending to “accomplish” anything by breaking a story, other than the very act of breaking the story in itself?

The only reason I can think of is that the Main Stream Media, in deciding which news stories to break and which to ignore, are themselves trying to “accomplish” something other than news gathering and dissemination.  Accusing Breitbart of it is nothing more than projection.

Granted, anyone who’s been paying attention for the past 30 years or so already knows this, but in my humble opinion, the fact that the question even came up is prima facia evidence that the Main Stream Media has an agenda and any news disseminated by them is crafted and engineered to support it.

Which is why the existence of unauthorized journalists like Breitbart vexes them so.  They no longer control the narrative like they did for many, many years, and it really gets under their skin.

BTW:  Breitbart handled the question very well.  His response was something to the effect of “What do you mean what was I trying to accomplish?  It was a news story.”

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