I live in Baltimore. During the Freddie Gray events in 2015, we were swamped by media folks ranging from Al Sharpton to Geraldo Rivera. I don’t think these people cared about Baltimore and their presence was not helpful. TV emphases dramatic events which distorts coverage of what’s going on. We saw the looting but did you see residents out the next day cleaning up? I doubt it.
The news media overemphasizes Trump and his cult because they make for better TV. Someone who says Biden won and they took the vaccine is boring. I have said over and over on Twitter that the networks need to have more balanced coverage and show Biden voters, not just QANON types. I have prepared the chart below. I am only partially being satirical.
|Good TV||Bad TV|
|Violence and looting at BLM protests||The 93% of BLM protests that were peaceful The cleanup of damage by local people|
|Big Lie believers||People who know Biden won|
|People who won’t take the vaccine||People who did take the vaccine|
|People who think Antifa was responsible for the insurrection||People who know Trump supporters were responsible for the insurrection|
|People who oppose mask mandates||People (not just doctors/scientists) who support mask mandates|
|1/6 insurrection||No peaceful comparison|