It seems to me, any news outlet that doesn’t allow commentary on it’s site, has something to hide. Moreover, their reputation is the capital the media transacts business on, as they corrode their reputational capital, their viewership and therefore their profits, must also corrode, making them ever more angry and disconnected from reality, and thus destructive of their own capital. I have also noticed those outlets that disallow the voices of the people they are preaching to… always have a progressive bent? Why do you suppose that is? I would argue that those selling a lie, cannot allow the truth to be told, because a lie, like an ugly house, is highlighted as ugly by a well maintained house next to it, the lie becomes obvious when the truth is available. As they keep peddling lies their reputations will continue to diminish until they are nothing but a laughing stock.
Of course there are dozens of way to lie. Outright lies, lies by omission, lies mixed with truth and lies disguised as truth. Some of the ways people and entities can lie are by, omission, misdirection, statistics, facades, deflection, calls to authority rather than debate, groupthink, dismissal of facts, fabrication, and out and out lies. One can even lie to oneself by delusion. All lies, to be believed, must not be scrutinized. Some lies can stand up to a fair amount of scrutiny before falling and others collapse the moment the reader burns a calorie thinking about it. The media uses every type of lie to forward their agenda and especially self delusion.
When someone is caught in a lie, their reputation becomes that of a liar. A person or entity that has a position of authority, as does the media, can shrug off the reputational damage being caught in a lie brings, but no one’s reputation can withstand multiple bouts of being caught in obvious, politically based lies. That is why a liar cannot abide a comment section on their news site! Their lies are scrutinized by their readership when there is a comment section and a liar can never allow that! Their reputation would be destroyed, as we see today with the legacy media. They have so despoiled their own names an ever growing segment of the population hold the media in utter disdain. They have destroyed their own reputations.
Today the media has become the propaganda arm of the globalist new class. Every story they “report” is mere propaganda designed to lull the people into a false sense of security, and blind us to their globalist agenda. Remember Walter Cronkite? He was called the most trusted man in America. As it turns out… he was an admitted new class globalist! He was slanting the news for decades to progress the globalist, anti American agenda his whole career, and was enabled by our perception of his “honesty!” That perception, of being the most trusted man in America, would have been wiped out, had people had been able to comment on his reporting. That is one reason why the media reminisces at their heyday when they were trusted and thus able to spread propaganda without commentary.
Every news story is slanted, attacking anything that would stand in the way of their utopia, which in Greek, means nowhere. The stories about the anti sharia protests were nothing but absurd propaganda. Calling those who don’t want female genital mutilation to be performed on little girls, rejecting forcing anyone not Muslim into dhiminitude, standing against wife beating, slavery, killing apostates (standing for freedom of religion), allowing free speech, etc… calling sane people haters, is propaganda that boarders on the insane. Every time a nut case shoots someone, the media go all in, calling for an end to our second amendment rights, as we are told to tolerate daily terrorist attacks and beheading on our streets… as part of the new normal. The utter human catastrophe in Venezuela is ignored because it goes against everything the media believes. They have gone completely insane.
The media has utterly ruined it’s reputation but are too blinded by self delusion to know. Despite every historical proof to the contrary… the new class progressive media has deluded itself into believing in socialism and global government. I have no doubt they actually do believe that if only the US was gone, and the UN took over the world implementing administrative government… wars would cease, hunger would vanish, no one would have to do dirty jobs, racism would go the way of the dodo, poverty would disappear, the seas would drop, the sun would always shine and we would all live as world citizens singing kumbaya all day long. They have convinced themselves of a glittering lie and seek to convince us as well, that is why they cannot allow ugly truths, those ugly truths merely get in the way of their fantastical dreams. The future will look back and tsk tsk at today’s media wondering how they could have been so crazy. Self delusion however is immune to reason and will not abide commentary on it’s foolishness. That is why I don’t believe a word on any new site that does not allow commentary.