My last post was about how the media is idiotically trying to convince the American public the economy is in great shape, when in fact Americans know the economy is in shambles.
This post talks about why, exactly, the media is doing this: because the White House is begging them to.
The White House has been secretly begging news organizations to give “favorable” coverage to President Biden rather than focusing on his failings, according to a report.
The administration is “not happy” with the unflattering headlines and coverage of the supply-chain disaster and handling of the economy — and so “has been working behind the scenes trying to reshape coverage in its favor,” CNN’s Reliable Sources said.
If the economy is doing so poorly that even the mainstream media is admitting it’s bad, and the White House is having to beg the media to start pretending otherwise, you know things are in terrible shape.
Senior White House and administration officials “have been briefing major newsrooms over the past week,” a source told the outlet’s media reporter Oliver Darcy.
The meetings have been led by a trio of administration officials: National Economic Council deputy directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, as well as ports envoy John Porcari, Darcy wrote in his newsletter.
“I’m told the conversations have been productive, with anchors and reporters and producers getting to talk with the officials,” Darcy wrote.
Is this how the media is supposed to work in a free society? Is it right for the media to be getting its marching orders directly from the White House?
Does this sit well with you?
Reliable Sources has itself been leading the way, with its latest tweet on Monday about how the White House is “absolutely right” to have grievances about brutal coverage of Biden’s time in office.
Darcy’s report about the secret talks also linked to the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, who recently wrote an op-ed titled, “The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump. Here’s proof.”
In it, he pointed to data analysis reportedly showing that “Biden’s press for the past four months has been as bad as — and for a time worse than — the coverage Trump received for the same four months of 2020.”
More “brutal” than the media’s coverage of Trump?
It just shows you how accustomed Democrats are to getting universally positive press coverage. The media has gone to almost North Korean levels of sycophancy when it comes to covering Democrats, and Democrats are having an absolute meltdown now that the media’s coverage of them is not 100% positive and promotional.
Nobody was complaining about how negative the media was towards Trump. This is because Democrats believe they’re exempt from negative media coverage. With Trump, it’s fine: he deserves it, after all!
The negative media coverage of Trump was fair and justified, and right on the money. But negative media coverage of Biden–well that is simply unacceptable!
He said that the findings during a time when Biden’s approval ratings have plummeted “confirmed my fear: My colleagues in the media are serving as accessories to the murder of democracy.”
“The murder of democracy.”
The audacity of this guy.
Did the media’s nonstop coverage of the fake, Democrat-created “Russian Collusion” story constitute the “murder of democracy”?
What about the media lying about Trump’s “rapists coming over the border” quote?
What about the media dishonestly saying Trump told people to “drink bleach” to prevent Coronavirus?
What about the media deliberately misrepresenting Trump’s comments about “fine people on both sides” in regards to the Charlottesville violence in 2017?
There are many other examples, but you get the picture.
“Okay, yeah, we lied about Trump, but it was all noble lies! It was perfectly fine to lie about Trump, because he was such an evil fascist that it was not only okay but necessary to lie about him to get him out of office!”
Milbank admitted that “Biden has had his troubles,” mentioning the Delta variant, Afghanistan and inflation, but not numerous other scandals that have seen the president’s ratings plummet.
The columnist appeared on CNN Monday to further push his theories — admitting that the negative press was bipartisan, having ramped up from the spectacular failings of the doomed withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“The left-wing media is tough on him … He has no real support,” Milbank said of Biden, showing his own feelings as he hailed the commander-in-chief as a leader “trying to restore the organs of democracy.”
Imagine being in the media and complaining that the media has deviated from its official policy of pumping out pro-Democratic propaganda 24/7.
His views knocking the media were — unsurprisingly — shared by the White House, with chief of staff Ron Klain sharing the Washington paper’s op-ed, writing, “Submitted for your consideration.”
I’m sure this clown Milbank ran his op-ed by Klain before he even published it. I’m sure it was all part of this White House offensive to change the way the media reports on Biden.
Reports of the secret PR mission quickly had the administration roasted online.
“Biden’s policies are so popular that he’s begging the MSM to do a better job at lying about it,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote, “BIDEN’S HANDLERS MEETING WITH THE MSM ASKING FOR A BETTER SPIN ON HIS POLICIES AND A MORE POSITIVE IMAGE OF HIM. ALL THEY DO IS LIE.”
Others suggested that the spin was “the opposite” by being favorable to the president, noting the lack of media coverage of The Post’s numerous scoops on first son Hunter Biden.
“Had they not protected [Biden] and his con artiste son for months we wouldn’t be here now,” one person complained, while another urged the media to “strap their balls back on and show this pathetic president for exactly what he is.”
There’s another one. The Hunter Biden scandal that should’ve sank Biden back in 2020: completely ignored by the media.
But if you ignore all that stuff, then it’s abundantly clear: the media is being unfair to Joe Biden!