Should Conservative Journo's Pander then Flip?

I sometimes like to think and say that journalists in general are kind of worthless, in the sense that they don't really know how to do much, other than write, and writing is a subjective skill, and since journalism has become a lot less about facts than feelings, what you have is a bunch of people who are good at expressing their feelings and pretending they are facts.

HOWEVER, as we've seen, journalism and the media DOES have a big impact on culture and politics, and since so much of it is leaning left these days, there is probably great value in turning the tide in mainstream media back toward conservative as much as possible. We all know that conservative journalists are not welcome at most MSM outlets.

Should there be a concerted effort by aspiring journalists who lean conservative to tone down that aspect of their leaning or even pretend to embrace liberal bullshit just to get some marketshare back and then eventually drop the mask and the hammer?

No, compromising and playing by their rules is how it got to this point.

czwthemerph - 

No, compromising and playing by their rules is how it got to this point.


Lying about their intentions until they gain a foothold is how Muslims have gotten the west to accept their terrorist immigrants. Its a strategy that works, if specific and focused.

How about "nobody is interested in taking your guns" as a way to get a foothold for gun control, while the whole time the intention has been 2a elimination?

Either a conservative journalist never makes it into mainstream media to eventually bring balance and/or fuck them up, or they can play the game until they have established credentials and more significant influence.

No. We need journalists who will actually call out bad behavior.

Mr Karate - No. We need journalists who will actually call out bad behavior.

I know we do, but journalism right now is basically a liberal club. Sure, we need conservative news outlets and journalists more than ever, but if you want change within the club, people are going to have to infiltrate it. Im not saying that they should try to out woke the woke; they should be the moderates among the psycho liberals, the ones who only want firs trimester abortions and not pre-birth, that kind of thing. How do you change something if you don't climb its ranks?

Yes.  The left playbook works.  Get in and subvert their institutions from the inside.

Sandy Pantz -

Yes.  The left playbook works.  Get in and subvert their institutions from the inside.

This.

Sure, appeasement works. If we just give Hitler the Czechs, he will promise peace in our time. No doubt that, once the “credibility” of these journalists is established with lies, they will be able to to freely promote conservative values in an era of cancel culture where a Tweet can end a career.

Koga - 

Sure, appeasement works. If we just give Hitler the Czechs, he will promise peace in our time. No doubt that, once the “credibility” of these journalists is established with lies, they will be able to to freely promote conservative values in an era of cancel culture where a Tweet can end a career.


I don't think Im talking about appeasement. Im talking about competing for and winning jobs from psychotics who actually believe leftist ideology as a way of gradually shifting the needle right over time.

In the 1930s, mainstream media and business owners all leaned hard right, so much so that they did to the popular liberal governor of Louisiana Huey Long exactly what mainstream media and big tech is doing now to Trump. They would actually swap pictures of his rallies with pictures of tiny crowd sizes, denigrate him constantly, and eventually he was assassinated. It was fake news reversed.

The shift of the media from right to left didn't happen overnight. People like Dan Rather and Ted Koeppel were not obvious leftists in their professional lives and demeanors, even though they were privately liberal. They broke into media playing the game and acting like the media wanted them to, and gradually pushed things left in an intelligent way, and now look where we are.

Should conservatives do this exact thing in reverse?