Examples of what I mean:
Here are the lead subjects of their newsletter The Point this week (from the email Chris Cillizza sends out
10/4: What Mitch McConnell is betting on
10/5: Why we shouldn’t give Stephanie Grisham a pass
10/6: Here’s exactly why Republicans are afraid to criticize Donald Trump
10/7: Some very good polling news for Donald Trump
10/8: Donald Trump has a theory to explain the anti-vaxxers
Three stories with Trump in the subject line, one about a former Trump employee and one about Republicans. Don’t they understand Biden is president? This is disgraceful.
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|
They don’t want to look like they’re taking sides. They are cowards. The facts are the Covid situation is generally worse in Republican states because of lower vaccination rates and bad policies by Republican governors.
They don’t have the guts to say it was Republicans. Republicans have intimidated them because the media is afraid they will say the media is biased. Cowards.
The media blames things on politics or both sides when in fact it’s one side – Republicans – that are the problem for issues like this. Republicans get over – they know the media doesn’t want to appear biased.