January 30, 2021
With Joe Biden as president now, everything’s going to be perfectly fine in the country, right? That’s what the media seems to think.
With the new administration ushered in, the mainstream news is treating President Biden as nothing short of the Second Coming (and the first to accomplish anything, apparently).
With aid from the most diverse Cabinet of all time (we get it!), he and the rest of the Democrats will suddenly save America from all its woes… COVID-19 will disappear. The economy will right itself. And we’ll all finally unite as citizens.
All of this unabashed Biden-love has come gushing from the media after he’s been in office for less than two weeks. Isn’t it the job of reporters to actually question the government and its leaders? To keep them accountable? And not to act like a bunch of fangirls/fanboys?
Well, you wouldn’t know it if you’ve watched the news recently. And this fawning over the new administration by the mainstream media, with all its transparent bias, represents a systemic problem with one-sided journalism in this country.
How did America’s Fourth Estate get so compromised? My first guest on the podcast this week, Dan Gainor, explains how the news media basically had “an allergic reaction to Trump” and couldn’t contain their contempt. A lot of otherwise respectable anchors were reduced to Leftist trolls, but now they’re being even further reduced to vapid cheerleaders, because there’s nothing more American than an overcorrection.
Reporters gleaned the wrong lesson from Watergate… They taught themselves not that they could take down an American president, but that they could take down a Republican president.
And in the last decade with this influx of social media, the floodgates have burst open with information sources… The institutional news monoliths are losing their grip as the arbiters of truth and reality.
Over a year ago, I mentioned that the coronavirus was shamefully politicized… And now, it continues to be overly politicized in the other direction.
Now that Biden’s in charge, suddenly the media’s reversing course. New York and California can reopen and it’s OK? What has changed since a month ago? Other than who’s in the Oval Office.
As Dan Gainor details, this shamefully partisan approach of reopening Blue states now is an attempt to boost the economy for a glowing Biden’s 100 First Days narrative.
The virus doesn’t care how you vote. There’s no concern for real science here, just the calculus of shady politics. If either side really gave a damn about the science, then the schools would be open.
With my second guest this week, we dive into Impeachment 2.0… What’s motivating this beyond shaming Trump and potentially barring him from holding office in the future? A desire to divide the GOP by splintering the MAGA and Establishment Republicans?
The disconnect here is not between Democrats and Republicans. The real war right now is between the GOP leaders and their own voters…
Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist, explains that in order for the GOP to succeed, they must stop fighting their own constituents and deliver on policies that matter, like trade deals, canceling cancel culture, China-first, etc. The GOP needs to stop treating their voters as a nuisance and instead see them for who they are: their bosses.
Right now, both sides are simply trying to silence the other, when we should really be strengthening.
At this point, either a nation believes in free markets and free speech or it ceases to be a republic.
You can listen to both full interviews on the American Consequences podcast here.
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January 30, 2021