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
First, its drawing a false equivalence between Trump and Biden claiming that Bidens political handicap is his age, while Trumps corresponding handicap is his criminal indictments.
Rubbish. Trump is almost as old as Biden, and Trumps public remarks and posts are becoming ever more unhinged suggesting that advancing age may be a bigger problem for Trump than for Biden.
Why isnt the mainstream media reporting on Trumps 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).
How do Americans feel about politics? The New York Times asked recently, answering in the same headline: Disgust isnt 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.