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NBC's Katy Tur: Nobody Trusts Me Anymore!
America's corporate media hacks have started a fake apology tour
NBC’s junior varsity propagandist Katy Tur pretended to experience a brief moment of self-awareness during an interview for her new book (I Spout Pure Crap! will be ignored at bookstores everywhere), and it was remarkable because it’s the closest thing to honesty to ever come out of the mouth of Katy Tur.
What makes this interview so interesting is that Katy Tur seems to be dimly aware that America’s corporate media is suffering a crisis in credibility — and Katy Tur seems to understand that Katy Tur is partly responsible.
Did Katy Tur remember interviewing Donald Trump in July 2015 — and trying to argue that illegal immigrants don’t really commit crimes in America?
Yes, she really tried to do that.
(Warning: this clip has been edited to be funny, and the odds that you’ll shoot coffee out of your nose once Marvin Gaye starts singing is high.)
Did Katy Tur remember that she was the person who told the world (via Twitter!) that North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was brain dead? Because Katy Tur has such an extensive collection of contacts inside the North Korea regime and — well, no, just a couple of anonymous U.S. officials told her — whoops.
Actually, Kim Jong Un was just fine.
The problem has always been that Katy Tur is brain dead.
To atone for her massive error, she simply deleted the tweet. No apology, no explanation, nada.
How’s that for journalism?
Here she is — two years later — worried that there’s “globe-altering consequences for just letting people run wild” on Twitter. She’s referring to Elon Musk, but the self-awareness meter should have been flashing red. Notice the panic too — in both the interviewer and the interviewee — regarding the prospect of Elon Musk buying Twitter to restore something like free speech to the platform.
Why is Katy Tur afraid of Elon Musk? Why is Katy Tur pretending to understand the health of Kim Jong Un? Why would Katy Tur act like she reads Pew Research reports?
Who hired a useful idiot like Katy Tur in the first place?
America’s corporate media unmasked itself as one vast left-wing conspiracy during the Trump years — and it’s no secret that it has essentially merged with Clinton-camp and Obama-camp government officials to create a Soviet-style propaganda machine that has destroyed journalism in recent years.
The problem now is that everybody knows the corporate media is hopelessly corrupt. They know that nobody trusts them. They know why nobody trusts them. Their job depends upon you trusting them — and so they need you back. Otherwise, their bosses will find new people to lie to you.
They know the music has stopped. They can read the ratings like everyone else. It’s the ultimate dysfunctional relationship: they need you back so that they can keep lying to you in the future.
Even the New York Times wants its credibility back — and it recently forced its prominent (and widely discredited) opinion writers to issue mea culpas on a wide range of subjects.
This kind of coordinated apology tour should tell you just how serious the threat from independent outlets and Substack-based reporters has become for the corporate media industry.
The job of America’s corporate media is to deceive the public — but very few people are deceived anymore.
That’s a big problem for people like Katy Tur.
So, no, I don’t think that Katy Tur is actually experiencing a brief moment of self-awareness. You would have to be a fool to think that she’s struggling with a guilty conscience. That’s not what’s happening here. She doesn’t suddenly want to practice journalism either.
She’s got a book that she wants to sell you.
Only an idiot would buy a book about Katy Tur’s father being a tranny (true!) and how she’s climbed the ranks at NBC by writing fake tweets about Kim Jong Un (true!) and doing car-crash interviews with Donald Trump (true!) that make her look terrible. Does that sound like a best-seller to you? It’s hard to move the merchandise when your primary role is lying to the American public, and only 11% of the American public still cares to listen.
Katy Tur is hoping that you’re still an idiot.
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