Trump era woes
None of this is ever going to change until The Fairness Doctrine is reinstated with upgrades for social media and digital news. In fact, I expect it to get worse. The mainstream media seems hellbent on moving America towards autocracy, simply for the political theater.
You left out #13 - The media has printed, over and over, stories about Trump's claims of alleged "cheating" in this election on the part of the Democrats without once mentioning that Trump was himself impeached for attempting to cheat in this very election.
I'd think that would be something to include in any article that involved Trump accusing others of cheating.
Thanks Eric. I'll add the ridiculous September 15 Town Hall with ABC News where George Stephanopoulos allowed the most blatant lies go out largely unchecked to millions of viewers. Like trump taking credit for New York's response. And of course lying about being tested before the Presidential Debate, though Savannah Guthrie cleaned that up a bit.
Cheers, and Happy New Year.
Now watch what happens on January 20th when the DC Press Corpse and the Sunday Gasbag Shows go into full GOP attack mode on Joe. It will be relentless just like it was with Carter, Bill Clinton and Obama.
I refuse to watch Morning Joe because both Mike and Joe fawned over tRump for a long, long time. It is interesting to watch a lot of women reporters interview women in politics - women are our own worst enemies, the inner "Jr High Mean Girl" seems to come out!
A fine job of narrowing multiple daily occurrences of disgraces to journalism to 12.
The Main Street press is one aspect of how our system failed. Even though Joe Biden won, our system of democracy hangs by a thread. In fact, our democracy has always been flawed because so many Americans have been disenfranchised from the very beginning of our nation. In addition to the press, it was an entire political party and 40 percent of Americans who more or less said they would rather have an authoritarian government than a democracy. The press helped to push us to the brink of autocracy. I wish I could be more optimistic but it is only a matter of time before this country sinks into authoritarianism for good. The people will decide they said. Yes, while we did get Trump out of office we didn't take the Senate with that hanging on a long shot of two runoff elections in Georgia. We lost seats in the house and state legislatures too. I'm not sure what it will ever take for people to wake up. Don't look to the mainstream media to help us out either, not while they are owned by the 1 percent. Truth is not in their best interest.
I tend to agree with your assertions about how bad the media is and often make me very angry and sad over it but I wonder if you are having any impact on the media? Or are you just screaming into a void and nothing will ever change? I hope you are making an impact - can you share if you see anything in the horizon - I’m desperate to hear some good news on this front 🙄
The press continues to validate the process of "signature matching," which is rife with possibilities for chicanery.