Five months ago, I wrote about “The End Of Europe”
We’e not quite there yet, but the U.K. voting itself out of the E.U. ( Brexit) took us closer. We could talk about what comes next. We can talk about the financial implications, the social implications. We can talk about what it foreshadows for the American presidential elections. Those are all interesting subjects and they are all being talked about by lots of other people.
However let’s talk about what Brexit showed us about the American news media.
NBC, ABC, CBS and MSNBC were all surprised and shocked.
The New York Times had the “Remain” camp with an 80 percent chance of winning on the day of the vote. They didn’t see it coming.
How is that possible?
Bookies in the U.K. had the information. That means the facts were there, but they were overlooked. We could try to guess the reasons for this bad investigative reporting. Instead, I think we should just add a large grain of salt to the so-called information that comes from these sources. Continue reading