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babylonsister

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Tue Nov 28, 2023, 07:12 AM Nov 2023

Four Ways the Mainstream Media Is Quietly Helping Trump and His Republican Allies [View all]

Four Ways the Mainstream Media Is Quietly Helping Trump and His Republican Allies
by Robert Reich | November 27, 2023 - 7:29am
— from Robert Reich's Substack

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First, it’s drawing a false equivalence between Trump and Biden — claiming that Biden’s political handicap is his age, while Trump’s corresponding handicap is his criminal indictments.

Rubbish. Trump is almost as old as Biden, and Trump’s public remarks and posts are becoming ever more unhinged — suggesting that advancing age may be a bigger problem for Trump than for Biden.

Why isn’t the mainstream media reporting on Trump’s increasing senescence?

Secondly, every time the mainstream media reports on another move by Trump and his Republican allies toward neofascism, it tries to balance its coverage by pointing out some fault in the Democratic Party (such as the ongoing federal corruption and bribery case against Senator Bob Menendez).

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“How do Americans feel about politics?” The New York Times asked recently, answering in the same headline: “‘Disgust isn’t a strong enough word.’”

What the Times failed to report is that much of the GOP no longer accepts the rule of law, or the norms of liberal democracy, or the legitimacy of the opposing party, or the premise that governing requires negotiation and compromise.

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http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/robert-reich/108571/four-ways-the-mainstream-media-is-quietly-helping-trump-and-his-republican-allies

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K&R 2naSalit Nov 2023 #1
KnR MiHale Nov 2023 #2
There are some here who trust mainstream media. They aren't always nice either. twodogsbarking Nov 2023 #3
I've noticed that too. nt redqueen Nov 2023 #5
The elimination of the Fairness Doctrine The Wizard Nov 2023 #4
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was a huge part redqueen Nov 2023 #6
NO-IT-DID-NOT brooklynite Nov 2023 #12
K&R PatSeg Nov 2023 #7
It's like the corporate media wants physical violent turmoil............................. Lovie777 Nov 2023 #8
They need it and want it. Scottie Mom Nov 2023 #10
History says BS ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #21
Thanks for the informative reply. Rude title, but informative. EOM Scottie Mom Nov 2023 #22
Ratings. Ratings. Ratings. durablend Nov 2023 #19
Just how stupid is the MSM. If the tfg should ever get power again the press will quickly become a visable enemy..... usaf-vet Nov 2023 #9
*Some* of the press will survive Wednesdays Nov 2023 #15
Distrust in the MSM is a Trump tactic. It shouldn't be ours. ificandream Nov 2023 #11
Oh please, they're lying to people. The first thing they would do is roll over and keep sucking. onecaliberal Nov 2023 #16
That's what Fox tells its audience. It's not true. ificandream Nov 2023 #17
That's what I said. They lie. onecaliberal Nov 2023 #18
knr Baltimike Nov 2023 #13
Kick dalton99a Nov 2023 #14
Robert Reich cuts through senseandsensibility Nov 2023 #20
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