Sometimes watching the left-wing establishment media apparatus function is like watching the journalistic version of The Sopranos. This may sound extreme at first, but when you see how the Fourth Estate functions, it becomes difficult not to compare their tactics to that of La Cosa Nostra — AKA the Mafia — when it comes to their treatment of those who refuse to kowtow to the desired narrative.
Reporter Kimberly Klacik seems to have become the latest target of the media establishment for daring to report honestly on the poor conditions experienced by the residents of Baltimore, Maryland. Of course, normally the press doesn’t care about Baltimore, but since President Donald Trump pointed out the conditions in which its residents live, they must distract from the city’s issues by crying racism.
Keeping Baltimore Under Wraps?
Kimberly Klacik, a conservative political commentator, recently revealed that reporters are threatening to write hit pieces on her for covering the devastation being experienced by residents of Baltimore. The commentator committed the sin of filming videos showing dilapidated homes, trash-filled streets, and people discussing problems with rodents and broken infrastructure.
It was after Klacik posted the videos on Twitter that Trump slammed House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) for his failure to address the conditions in his district. The president stated that the lawmaker should focus more on helping people in his city and less on illegal immigrants at the southern border.
Trump’s criticism elicited the usual cries of racism and bigotry, but the left did not direct their wrath only at the president. Klacik, a black woman, is now facing rabid criticism for exposing the situation in Baltimore. She tweeted:
“So I am receiving calls that reporters are working on a hit piece on me. It is truly disappointing. Residents asked if I could help get the trash removed. I filmed it, posted it. You would think people would be upset that their brothers & sisters are living in those conditions.”
Later, she announced that an individual was trying to hack her social media accounts.
Klacik continued to expose trash on the streets on Saturday, tweeting that people were upset that she filmed the trash. “Hopefully this attention forces the city to clean up the mess & treat residents better.” Later, she posted a tweet saying that she “received countless emails, calls & text claiming my ‘hit piece’ is on the way.”
The media has become increasingly aggressive toward individuals who work against the progressive agenda. Over the past few years, members of the press have used their platforms to enforce their views, some even going so far as to threaten to doxx private citizens. Earlier this year, The Daily Beast revealed the identity of the person who shared a video mocking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In 2017, CNN threatened to do the same to a person who created a pro-Trump meme.
Progressive journalists have all but thrown off the pretense of objectivity and have become willing to target conservative Americans to protect their political agenda. Their actions against Klacik aren’t just designed to cause harm; they also serve as a warning to anyone else who might want to engage in activities that hurt the Democratic Party. It’s a clear message that they seem to believe will discourage anyone else from making life difficult for Democrats. Will it work? Probably not.
Individuals who could become potential targets for the left are not likely to be cowed into submission. The Fourth Estate is one of the most powerful forces in American politics, but even they can’t destroy every single person who dares to speak out against their ideology. Furthermore, their behavior seems doomed to backfire, as most Americans do not believe enforcing a political view should be part of the media’s job, and it will only make them trust the press even less than they do now. Perhaps they should take to heart Michael Corleone’s advice, “Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”