Press: Breaking News: Media Executive Helps Trump
IIt’s an old joke, but one that still packs a punch. In biblical times, the Pharisees were so fed up with hearing how great Jesus was that they decided to start their own newspaper to tell their side of the story. One day a rumor spread that Jesus had actually walked on water, whereupon the Pharisees rushed to publish a special edition with the title: “Jesus Cannot Swim”.
Remind you to Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump tears Biden apart as he heads into 2024 campaign.? It should. He receives the same treatment today. Not just right-wing media, but also mainstream media — The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC — who can’t bring themselves to give Biden credit for anything, no matter what. which he accomplishes. .
The irony is that the only one complaining about the media today is donald trumpDonald TrumpTrump rips Biden as he heads into 2024 campaign Trump’s former national security adviser condemns Putin at CPAC GOP senator dodges question on whether Trump should condemn Putin MORE. He was there again last week, complaining that the networks wouldn’t give him the airtime to debate his totally debunked theory that the 2020 election had been stolen from him. He complains too much. Even a cursory glance shows that today’s media coverage is actually helping Trump and hurting Biden.
First, check any major media. The narrative of Biden’s presidency couldn’t be more negative. The country is in total chaos. The economy is floundering, inflation is out of control, supply chain delays are ruining Christmas shopping, COVID-19 is worse than ever, Biden has failed to implement any major legislation, his polls have plummeted, Democrats have already lost the House and Senate, and it’s only a matter of time before Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office. Everything is dark and catastrophic. No wonder people are depressed!
Except that’s not what actually happens. Yes, there are problems. Inflation is at least a temporary problem. The delta variant spawned a whole new wave of new COVID-19 cases. Infighting among congressional Democrats has hampered Biden’s efforts to push through his legislative agenda.
But here’s what the media won’t tell you: The Biden administration has achieved the fastest economic recovery in American history. The unemployment rate is now at 4.2%. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits for the first time fell last week to its lowest level in 50 years. A CNBC economic survey found that, despite inflation, Americans plan to spend 13% more this holiday season than last.
And, despite Democratic in-fighting and outright Republican opposition, in 11 months Biden signed a $1.9 COVID-19 relief bill and a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the most big investment in public works since President Eisenhower created the interstate highway system in 1956. And whether that happens in December or January, he’s about to deliver the Build Back Better Bill of $1.75 trillion, the largest investment in social programs in the country since Medicare. All the good news you would never know from reading or watching the morning news.
Meanwhile, the media not only ignores Biden’s accomplishments, they continue to portray Donald Trump as a pitiful poor loser, complaining about the last election. What it is not. Trump is much worse and more dangerous than that. He is now Robert E. Lee. He is an active seditionist who seeks to destroy our democracy by undermining faith in the electoral process, supporting candidates and empowering state officials who swear to overthrow the will of the people. It is the duty of the media to tell the truth and expose and condemn Trump as such, instead of portraying him as another failed and disgruntled politician.
Don’t underestimate the power of the media. If America’s nightmare happens and Donald Trump is re-elected in 2024, blame it on how the media treats him and Joe Biden today.
Press is the host of “The Bill Press Pod”. He is the author of “From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire”.