It's curious to watch liberal Mainstream Media (Fake News Outlets) like the local San Antonio Express-News criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being "biased" because they are speaking out against fake news. On April 2, Jeanne Jakle wrote an article in the SA Express-News criticizing Sinclair for mandating that their news anchors speak out against "fake news".
Sinclair is at least trying make a statement in an age when journalists have become partial and partisan. What's wrong with speaking out against fake news and bias reporting?
The backlash by the liberal media against competition and being held accountable is real on the local level as well as on the national.
Trinity University is hosting an event called "Journalism in the 21st Century" to discuss the future of journalism, and they have invited some of "Texas' leading journalists". The fact is that the journalists are all from local liberal publications. They include: Beth Frerking, Editor-in-Chief of the Rivard Report, Ayan Mittra, Editor of the Texas Tribune, Greg Jefferson, Editor-in-Chief of the San Antonio Current, Jasper Scherer, Political Reporter from the San Antonio Express News, David Martin Davies, Host of "Texas Matters" for Texas Public Radio. Can you imagine what they will say about Trump and conservatives?
The fact reminds that the local media is controlled by liberals who promote their point of view. The conservative opinions are either ignored, mocked, or vilified.
Conservative voices are found mostly on social media where you will find opinions and information about events. Were it not for Facebook, e-mail, Twitter, and electronic newsletters, conservatives would be silenced.
Strangely, the City of San Antonio is planning to provide internet services to low income citizens, and they will determine the service to assure "openness". Can government provided and controlled internet be dangerous for freedom of information and expression?
Conservatives voices are marginalized by the local media to the point of discouraging, restricting and even punishing free speech. For example, I was told not to use the term "illegal alien" during a recent TV interview. Another example how former city councilwoman Elisa Chan was attacked by the media over her personal views on homosexuality that were "taped without her knowledge or permission".
Since SA does not have a major newspaper to compete with the liberal SA Express-News, conservatives must depend on local talk radio to voice their opinions. But even talk radio is cautious at times about criticizing the SA liberal Establishment.
The Trinity event seems to be a good example of how the leftist media and college campuses ignore, marginalize, and silence conservative opinions and voices. Perhaps, Trinity and other local colleges should sponsor panels and speakers that represent the conservative point on the journalism and the media.
Freedom depends on informed and educated citizens, and if the Media is biased and self-serving, citizens and freedom will suffer. San Antonio and all communities need information sources and media that expresses constitutional conservative opinions on issues and candidates. The truth shall make us free.