An NBC news Army veteran has resigned and left a scathing memo to his colleagues that detailed what he called the “Trump circus” that has taken place over real, hard working, honest, and fact based journalism. His name is William Arkin and he’s clearly sick of NBC News turning into the anti-Trump propaganda machine instead of doing what real journalism does, which is sticking to the facts and letting the readers decide for themselves how they feel.
Arkin’s resignation memo stated that Friday was his last day. He also stated that he planed to work on books and other projects in his time off. Arkin is not a Trump supporter, and even had some negative words about the president, but there’s one thing that really irked him. According to the Washington Times, he became extremely tired of watching NBC turn everything into an anti-Trump moment.
“Mr. Arkin, who is staunchly anti-war and far from being a supporter of Mr. Trump,” said part of his reason for leaving NBC was the network’s obsession with opposing the president at every turn.
“Of course he is an ignorant and incompetent impostor. And yet I’m alarmed at how quick NBC is to mechanically argue the contrary, to be in favor of policies that just spell more conflict and more war,” he wrote. “Really? We shouldn’t get out Syria? We shouldn’t go for the bold move of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula? Even on Russia, though we should be concerned about the brittleness of our democracy that it is so vulnerable to manipulation, do we really yearn for the Cold War? And don’t even get me started with the FBI: What? We now lionize this historically destructive institution?”
Mr. Arkin argued that NBC, and news outlets like it, often miss crucial news stories because they’re so caught up in the “day-to-day whirlwind and hostage status as prisoners of Donald Trump.”
This is something that Trump supporters and non-supporters can collectively agree on – mainstream media has turned partisan and they are focusing way too much effort on President Trump while there’s other stories that could use more in-depth coverage. The increased partisanship of mainstream media has turned our news outlets into machines pumping out stories in far right and left directions, but people really want the stone cold facts and the ability to discuss on an open platform.
Arkin continued, going into what else NBC has become lost in.
“I’d also argue, ever so gingerly, that NBC has become somewhat lost in its own verve, proxies of boring moderation and conventional wisdom, defender of the government against Trump, cheerleader for open and subtle threat mongering, in love with procedure and protocol over all else (including results),” he wrote. “I accept that there’s a lot to report here, but I’m more worried about how much we are missing.”
Here we are with an anti-Trump media personality telling the mainstream media to stop focusing all their efforts on opposing Trump and maybe pay attention to some of the other news stories out there.
What good is a news program who constantly talks bad about the president of our country?
That’s not good for anyone.
It took an anti-Trump media personalities resignation to hopefully smack some sense into the mainstream media and their bizarre attention span that seems to only see Trump while ignoring so many other stories out there.
The mainstream media needs an overhaul.