Trey Gowdy dropped the hammer on the media on his new show on Fox News saying the media no longer acts as a neutral referee. Instead, the media cheerleads for one side or the other he said.
“We expect the strike zone to be the same for everyone. That’s what fairness is, the same rules apply equally to everyone,” he said. “A South Carolina batter was called out on a checked swing and it was not a good call, so I began to feel this sense of being treated unfairly, building within me.”
“Then a South Carolina pitcher has a pitch called a ball that looked like a strike to me and everyone else on the planet, and the sense of being treated unfairly began to build even more,” he said.
“A grown man should not be yelling at a TV set over a college baseball game, probably, but the perception of unfairness impacts us. It changes us. It makes us do things we would not ordinarily do,” Gowdy said.
He continued: “Being falsely accused or convicted is terrible. So is believing all the calls go against you, and the deck is stacked.
“I’m sure the umpire was doing the best he could. I’m sure there were some close calls that went our way over the weekend, but in that moment, when I perceived unfairness, the impact was real and it was negative.
“That’s what the perception of unfairness can do to us.
“But what happens when the perception actually becomes reality? What if the societal referee really is biased?
“What if the national umpire really is calling it differently for this team than for the other team? If you were to ask half our country what’s the biggest issue we’re facing, as a country, they might say unfairness in economic opportunity, or unfairness in our justice system, and we hear it a lot. We hear about rigged systems and everybody doesn’t play by the same rules.
“Meanwhile, the other half of the country also believes the system is rigged.
“It’s just a different system, rigged by different people. The other half believes it’s the media. It’s higher education.
“It’s politics that is stacked or rigged or biased against one orthodoxy or ideology. The symptoms are different, but the underlying pathology is the same, and the underlying pathology is a belief that unfairness is pervasive.
“We can handle mistakes. We should not accept a lack of fairness from any institution. The institution which is supposed to be that neutral detached referee is the media. Supposed to be but at least half the country believes the referee is really pulling for the other side.
“The outcome is fixed, and it’s all just for entertainment. I’ll settle for baseball, with a fair umpire who treats both sides the same. What I will not accept,” he said before adding, “and what I fear, is a political system degrading itself into professional wrestling.”
Trey Gowdy slams the media for abandoning its role as a neutral referee https://t.co/3x2QveV2PQ— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 14, 2021