Chicago Thinker managing editor: ‘Fragile’ media challenged by college kids asking questions

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The purveyors of fake news in the establishment media are still licking their wounds after two college students humiliated called out top media figures at a conference last week where the haughty guardians of the establishment gathered to discuss “disinformation” which can largely be described as anything that veers from the official narrative.

A vast disturbance in the force occurred at the “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” confab that was sponsored by The Atlantic which is akin to holy gospel to the haughty cultural elitist snobs who view themselves as being a morally superior class when Christopher Phillips, a University of Chicago freshman who writes for campus newspaper the Chicago Thinker confronted CNN’s Brian Stelter in an epic exchange where he questioned the portly propagandist on his network’s role as a disinformation factory.

Also bringing great embarrassment to one of the swollen-headed propagandists who had gathered at the self-serving orgy of Washington’s media lickspittles was another young student named Daniel Schmidt who lowered the boom on esteemed leftist intellectual Anne Applebaum, one of the top promoters of the Russia-gate conspiracy that President Donald J. Trump was a pawn of the Kremlin.

The puncturing of the balloons of the two and the ensuing mockery on social media led to Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor of The Atlantic to smear the college students of spreading disinformation, yet another example of the pot calling the kettle black.

On Sunday morning, Fox & Friends featured an interview with Evita Duffy, a University of Chicago student and the managing editor of The Chicago Thinker, the school’s independent student-run conservative and libertarian newspaper where she gave her take on the denunciations of Goldberg.

Host Will Cain asked posed the question, “How exactly was the disinformation conference the subject of disinformation?”

Duffy replied, “Well, unlike my leftist peers at the University of Buffalo this week, who shouted down a conservative speaker for you know, just being conservative and then he had to be escorted out by police,” referring to the harassment of retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West, “the Chicago Thinker came to the disinformation to be respectful and to ask honest questions, and because of our simple questions about media bias, the establishment of media who was at that event had a complete and utter meltdown.”

“So Anne Applebaum who we asked about the Hunter Biden story has blocked us on Twitter,” she said, “and then Jeffrey Goldberg who is the editor in chief of The Atlantic said that we’re part of, we’re waging a disinformation campaign on social media and then Jonah Goldberg has been having a fight with our staff on Twitter and saying our reporting is trollish,” referring to the former National Review editor and Fox News commentator who was recently hired by CNN.

Duffy continued, “So really what I think this has shown is that the establishment media is fragile, they’ve been challenged by a couple of college kids asking them questions and they can’t handle it and so they’re smearing us as disinformationists, when in reality we know that what they constitute as disinformation isn’t disinformation it’s just information that they find inconvenient and in this case, it’s information that has been deeply embarrassing for them on social media.”

Christopher Phillips, the student who handed Stelter his oversized derriere on a platter talked with Fox News’ ratings king Tucker Carlson this week on the complete lack of remorse from CNN’s chief media correspondent.

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“We see right when we come in, a ton of people, a ton of legacy media employees whose entire careers have been spreading disinformation. Those are the people who are telling us about how to avoid disinformation.” Phillips told Carlson.


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