ANALYSIS / OPINION:
It’s easy to think that the illegitimate coverage of the Biden administration by the liberal media will turn out to be a multibillion-dollar in-kind contribution to the president and the Democratic Party. To that, I say not so quickly.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Tories assumed the left-wing media would be openly hostile to President Donald J. Trump and carry their candidate Joe Biden to the finish line. And Mr. Biden certainly needed all the help he could get.
With unprecedented glowing coverage in the general election and no follow-up questions from his basement, Mr Biden could still only manage to win by around 42,000 votes in three states. But now, with Mr Biden in the White House, the media’s performance as the Democratic Super PAC has only picked up speed in the past six months.
With each passing day, scandals associated with Democrats are being ignored while similar – and in many cases far less spectacular – controversies involving Republicans are gleefully reported and reshuffled ad nauseam. Imagine if Hunter Biden’s laptop belonged to a member of the Trump family or a Republican Senator affiliated with the same diversity-deficient clubs as Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. In the case of the laptop, a special advocate would have been appointed a long time ago, and a Conservative senator in Mr. Whitehouse’s place would risk resignation or at the very least utter public humiliation.
The astonishing double standard in coverage by political affiliation is irresponsible, arrogant and short-sighted. The American people relied on real journalists to follow the facts regardless of who holds the levers of power at any given time. Sadly, in the era of Trump’s inconvenience syndrome, that is no longer the case.
While it’s important – and justified – to speak out against prejudice in the media and the dangerous politicization of the once-advertised Fourth Estate, it also raises the question: Will will double down on his shameful behavior now that Mr. Biden is in the White House after all. turn against him on the Liberals and their allies in the media at election time?
As left-wing leaders make sport to attack America on Independence Day, defend the indefensible critical race theory, promote shameful funding of the police movement, and compare popular voter identification laws to the Jim Crow era, biased media allows them. But in the end, this strategy will not be good for Democrats. In fact, it’s more likely to cause a great pro-American awakening.
For example, when a Democratic congressman falsely declares on July 4 that “black people are still not free” and the liberal media does not condemn lying, it does not help the Democratic Party of America.
When the Biden administration tries to accuse Republicans of funding the police – a story of unprecedented proportions – and the mainstream media sit idly by, it doesn’t help our heroes in blue or do something something constructive against the outbreak of crime ravaging our country.
When the National Education Association promises to promote critical race theory at the same time as Virginia Governor Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe dismisses the poisoned agenda as a conspiracy theory and the mainstream media does not oppose it, it will only draw the wrath of Virginia parents and turn the race against Republican outsider Glenn Youngkin into a draw. Because at the end of the day, the lack of critical media doesn’t make someone a sharper candidate or a more competent politician – in fact, quite the opposite.
And when Majority House Whip Jim Clyburn says Democrats are “still for voter identification” despite his party calling it a form of voter suppression in their drive to enact the disastrous “For The People Act “, and the liberal media don’t feel it. necessary to note the hypocrisy, it does not help American unity or the cause of free and fair elections.
The failure of the mainstream media to be an impartial oversight of the radical actions of the socialist left is a complete dereliction of duty. However, the American people are paying close attention to what is going on. The media will figure it out in time with the tidal wave forming for a Republican takeover of Congress next year.
We are in the midst of a wave of violent crime. Parents are angry with critical race theory. The dangerous inflation is here. China is not held responsible. Our southern border is in crisis. And Democrats don’t have an answer – and the truth is, they never have. Americans must force the liberal media to rethink their flawed modus operandi when they go to the polls in 2021, 2022 and beyond.
• David N. Bossie is President of Citizens United and served as Deputy Campaign Director for Donald J. Trump for President.