Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer about the origins of the death of journalism, the reasons that mainstream media abandoned objectivity in favor of opinion journalism, the dangers of relying on conservative media, and why liberal media coverage of Biden has suddenly gotten critical and why it won’t last. First, Ari discusses what it was really like to deal with hostile White House press briefings under George W. Bush. He also explains the two major factors that caused news outlets to give up on journalism ethics and standards and embrace political media bias instead. Next, Ari explains why most journalists seem unaware of the declining credibility of the media in most viewers' minds. He shares some possible solutions for how university programs like the Columbia school of journalism could increase the diversity of their students. He talks about the rise of conservative journalism outlets like The Federalist and The Daily Wire, and why the fracturing of media along political lines is so dangerous. He also explains why he thinks the New York Times’ handling of the Tom Cotton op-ed on the George Floyd riots was such a turning point for the paper. Finally, Ari discusses why the media has suddenly turned on Biden. He explains why the New York Times’ coverage of Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia was so telling. He also explains that the media has made it clear that due to inflation and collapsing approval ratings that they would prefer to not have a Biden 2024 campaign.
1:01 Who Is Ari Fleischer?
2:49 How Did The News Media Become Biased?
11:07 How To Save The News
22:57 Who Does The Media Serve?
30:45 How Long Will Biden Last?
40:46 Ari Fleischer On 9/11
Remember when the media actually did reporting? Or a world before hot takes on social media drove everyone into a frenzy before the facts came in? You don’t need to have taken a media literacy course in college to know that the coverage of most current ..