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TomCADem

(17,391 posts)
Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:22 PM Apr 2021

Mainstream Media Is Once Again Falling Into Habit of Adopting Fox News Talking Points [View all]

Under Trump, the mainstream media started to more critically examine RW media talking points and narratives, which tried to minimize the impact of the pandemic and praise Republican demands to reopen and ignore social distancing requirements.

However, now that we once again have competent government, the mainstream media is once again falling into the lazy habit of letting right wing media set the narrative. For example, we are still in the middle of a pandemic, with issues such as climate change, infrastructure, health care, etc., needing to be resolved.

Yet, what is the mainstream media doing? Focusing on RW headlines such as "border invasion" and "immigrant crisis." Who needs Trump to waste millions sending the military to the Mexican border near the midterm elections as a campaign prop when you have Ted Cruz and Newsmax engaging in the same publicity stunt.

Republicans were happy to ignore immigrants on the border and detainees under Trump, but now they are simultaneously raising alarm about an "invasion" or immigrants on the border while also complaining about the treatment of unaccompanied children, which Republicans paradoxically blame on Biden being too "nice."

It is a bunch of racist posturing, yet the mainstream media is once again following along and ignoring issues such as the pandemic that affect the safety and welfare of millions of Americans.

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