Astounding MSM Hatred of Trump and His Voters
Once again, the Leftmedia shows its total lack of journalistic integrity.
Even as they were declaring that Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential election, several Leftmedia outlets couldn’t hide their distain for nearly half the country that cast a vote for President Donald Trump. Color us unsurprised.
The editors of The Atlantic, for example, ridiculously concluded that half of Americans must be crazy for voting to “leave a dangerous sociopath in the Oval Office” and suggested they were motivated by a “sullen commitment to authoritarianism.” The editors might want to reeducate themselves on the definition of “authoritarianism,” as the only candidate running on a truly authoritarian platform was the Democrat. National mask mandate, anyone?
Similar sentiments were expressed by The New York Times’s Gail Collins, who wondered, “How the hell could American voters have picked Trump to be President to begin with? And how, after four years of his Fib-a-Minute administration, could they have come even remotely close to re-electing him?” Her answer boils down to an all-too-predictable reason: because of supposed bigotry and racism.
The reason Leftmedia talkingheads have never been able to understand why so many of their fellow Americans found Trump appealing and voted for him is because they refuse to listen and accept what those voters keep telling them. Instead, they’re content to label all those who refuse to buy into the Left’s “woke” social justice dogma as backward and “irredeemable” buffoons. And the truth is, the Leftmedia doesn’t care to even begin to understand why so much of the country sees the world differently.
This is what happens when journalists stop becoming motivated to serve the general public by sharing information and instead become activists motivated primarily to bring about their preferred societal change. It used to be that a journalist would actually listen to people and report on his findings, unconcerned with swaying opinions. Today’s activist “journalist” preaches at people with the focus of attempting to sway opinion.
CNN’s “journalists” couldn’t help but show their full unadulterated leftist contempt. Anderson Cooper excoriated Trump for asserting that he won the election if it were only “legal votes” that were counted. Cooper called Trump an “obese turtle flailing in the hot sun,” adding, “I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this from a president of the United States and I think, as Jake [Tapper] said, ‘It’s sad and it is truly pathetic.’” So, a president expressing legitimate concern over an election process that is plainly full of massive irregularities (to put it mildly) is “pathetic” and “dangerous”? The lack of MSM self-reflection would be astounding if it weren’t so commonplace and expected.
Many of the mainstream media’s leading pollsters demonstrated this reality when their loudly touted prognostications were exposed for being little other than reflections of the MSM’s desired election outcome, not a genuine reflection of the political opinions of the American populace. And when individuals are so caught up in this “change the world” bubble, bias enters their reporting, simply because they believe themselves so correct as to be unquestionable.
Arnon Mishkin of the Fox News Decision Desk perfectly demonstrated this reality when he called Arizona for Biden early on election night. He defended his decision, stating, “What I think we’ve heard from the White House is that … they need just to get 61% of the outstanding vote, and there are 870,000 outstanding votes, and they’ll be getting that. That’s not true. The reality is that they’re likely to only get about 44% of the outstanding votes that are there. We’re right now sitting on a race that is about Biden at 53%, Trump at 46%. I’m sorry, the president is not going to be able to take over and win enough votes to eliminate that seven-point lead that the former vice president has.” The Arizona race now sits at Biden leading Trump with just over 17,000 votes — and the counting hasn’t stopped.
No matter the official outcome, the Leftmedia has earned every bit of the distrust sweeping the nation.