Media's frame is helping Trump

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  9 comments

Media's frame is helping Trump
here's what the media is not telling you: The Biden administration has delivered the fastest economic recovery in American history. The unemployment rate is now at 4.2 percent. The number of Americans filing unemployment benefits for the first time fell last week to a 50-year low. A CNBC economic survey found that, despite inflation, Americans plan to spend 13 percent more this holiday season than last.

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Press: Breaking news: Media's frame is helping Trump






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I t's an old joke, but still carries a punch. Back in biblical days, the Pharisees were so sick and tired of hearing about how great Jesus was that they decided to start their own newspaper to tell their side of the story. One day, word spread that Jesus actually walked on water, whereupon the Pharisees rushed out a special edition with the headline: "Jesus Can't Swim."


Remind you of Joe Biden? It should. He's getting the same treatment today. Not just from the right-wing media, from the mainstream media as well -The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC - who can't bring themselves to give Biden credit for anything, no matter how much he accomplishes.

The irony is that the only one whining about the media today is Donald Trump. He was still at it last week, complaining that networks won't give him air time to debate his totally debunked theory that the 2020 election was stolen from him. He complains too much. Even a casual glance shows that today's media coverage is actually helpful to Trump and harmful to Biden.

First, check any major news outlet. The narrative about Biden's presidency could not be more negative. The country's in total chaos. The economy's floundering, inflation's out of control, supply-chain delays are ruining Christmas shopping, COVID-19's worse than ever, Biden's failed to deliver on any major legislation, his poll numbers have tanked, Democrats have already lost both the House and Senate, and it's only a matter of time before Donald Trump's back in the Oval Office. It's all gloom and doom. No wonder people are depressed!





Except that's not what's actually going on. Yes, there are problems. Inflation's at least a temporary problem. The delta variant's spawned a whole new wave of new COVID-19 cases. Infighting among congressional Democrats has hobbled Biden's efforts to pass his legislative agenda.

But here's what the media is not telling you: The Biden administration has delivered the fastest economic recovery in American history. The unemployment rate is now at 4.2 percent. The number of Americans filing unemployment benefits for the first time fell last week to a 50-year low. A CNBC economic survey found that, despite inflation, Americans plan to spend 13 percent more this holiday season than last.

And, despite Democratic in-fighting and all-out Republican opposition, in 11 months Biden has signed a $1.9 COVID-19 relief bill and a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the largest public works investment since President Eisenhower created the Interstate Highway System in 1956. And, whether it happens in December or January, he's on the verge of delivering on the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill, the nation's biggest social programs investment since Medicare. All good news you'd never know from reading or watching the morning news.

Meanwhile, the media's not only ignoring Biden's accomplishments, it continues to paint Donald Trump as a pitiful poor loser, complaining about the last election. Which he's not. Trump's far worse and more dangerous than that. He's today's Robert E. Lee. He's an active seditionist out to destroy our democracy by undermining faith in the electoral process, endorsing candidates and empowering state officials who vow to overthrow the will of the people. It's the media's duty to tell the truth and expose and condemn Trump as such, instead of portraying him as just another failed, disgruntled politician.

Don't underestimate the power of the media. If America's nightmare happens and Donald Trump is reelected in 2024, blame it on the way the media's treating him and Joe Biden today.

Press is host of "The Bill Press Pod." He is author of "From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire."

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

The mainstream media has been a disgrace. 

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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1.1  Drakkonis  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

You're a little late to the party. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2  Greg Jones    one month ago

Biden has done absolutely nothing to improve the economy or make American's lives better. Things have gotten better in spite of his incompetence and his stupid policies.

Instead of touting Biden's "successes", you bring up the subject of "Trump" multiple times daily

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Greg Jones @2    one month ago

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Greg Jones @2    one month ago

Borrowing and spending two  trillion dollars in March for no real reason certainly spurred the inflation that is punishing the working class.

Real wages are down since December 2019.  It's no mystery why people aren't thrilled with Biden. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3  Tessylo    one month ago

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Ronin2
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3.1  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @3    one month ago

Still listening to the rantings of the Lincoln Project? Those faux former Republicans haven't realized that their 15 minutes of fame is long over. 

Funny how the Democrats tout the man who told McCain to take Sarah Palin as his vice president. Shows how full of shit; and lack of judgement he is. He at least sheds crocodile tears over his roll in it.

The left fed money into the Lincoln Project where it went to enrich the four; so I guess they made the Democrats pay after all.

Schmidt’s drive took The Lincoln Project from an idea to a lucrative super-PAC drowning in donations. In total, the group amassed $90 million from donors. According to Schmidt , $63 million to $66 million went to “voter-contact programs.” But with financial success came scrutiny. The Associated Press reports that over $50 million of the group’s earnings went to firms controlled by the group’s leaders — $27 million to a small firm run by strategist Reed Galen and $21 million to a firm run by former member Ron Steslow, among others. Only $27 million of the group’s funds — less than one-third — went toward advertisements on cable television or the internet, based on an analysis from the ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG .

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1    one month ago

The Lincoln project was a tremendous grift perpetrated by a group of con artists who were covering for a pedo in their group.   No matter how many times they’ve been exposed,  they still have their devotees.

they are the jimmy and Tammy Faye Bakker of the political world.

 
 
 
Veronica
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4  Veronica    one month ago

I miss Walter Cronkite.

 
 

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