If you wonder why Trump gets away with his dereliction of duty, look no further than the manner in which he is covered by the mainstream media.
Donald Trump did one responsible thing today. It was mostly cosmetic. But it was enough to earn him praise from one of the mainstream media reporters that covers him.
Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker had an interesting commentary on what the president should have been doing in the first place.
Tweet from Ashley Parker
Trump looks…totally fine (and even — dare I say — presidential!) in a mask. I’m confused why it took so long for him to do the responsible thing, following his own CDC’s guidelines and modeling good behavior.Twitter
Sadly the official report from the Washington Post was just straight reporting as well.
President Trump wore a mask in public for the first time Saturday, more than three months after public health officials from his own administration recommended that all Americans cover their face when social distancing was not possible.
Trump’s decision to don a mask during a trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center followed several months of controversy over his reluctance to abide by public health guidelines even as novel coronavirus cases surged nationwide. Before wearing the navy-colored mask Saturday, Trump had disparaged his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, for wearing a mask and publicly downplayed the importance of face coverings.
While the president said in recent interviews that he had no problem with masks, Saturday’s public appearance was the first tangible example of him following through on that with action.
Nowhere in the report did WP make it clear that the president’s actions likely caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans both by policy and statements. Rewarding the president with “presidential kudos” as tweeted by Ashley Parker and reporting missing critical context by the Washington Post’s article summarizing the Trump-mask-wearing event does little to accurately inform Americans.
Sorry, but you entirely missed the target!
“Fair balance” is bullshit, served on rye, with thousand island sauce, being called a Reuben.
Never reported as bullshit on rye.
Essentially, ever, there’s an acceptance of bullshit, which is literally killing our nation and our adversaries know it and use it.
“Fact reporting”, after reporting bullshit fails, always it always has. Google the “know nothing party” for an example.
Faithfully reporting bullshitting attempts and facts, precisely so helps.
Overweight child asked how she looked in white.
My historic reply was, “Child, I love you dearly, but white is not your friend”.
Only today has that lost in contention.
One failure in the US press is, thinking everyone has a single point of focus and nothing else matters.
Trust me, try that view with a group of kids you babysit! You’ll end up with a bunch of dead kids, due to commonsense negligence!
Trump enjoys the media rejecting commonsense and reality, the bastard even goes Bizarro World insane, the press rejoices, creating a veritable enemy of the people, from a greater enemy of the people.
Reject bullshit, report it as pre-compost bovine defecation and don’t trumpet it as Flower for a fucking change!
I strongly suggest re-adjusting your views, realize that, yes, Yellow Journalism was and is a thing, reporting bullshit that’s eventually proves to be bullshit and knowing that, via your own testimony removes all faith and trust.
And that is one pathway toward the end of an always troubled nation.
May it always troubled and addressing problems!