Joe Biden is not in his basement
I keep reading about how senile, demented, frightened, addled, uninformed, aged, out of touch, can't do the job, crooked, etc etc Joe Biden is. Joe Biden is none of those things! I've been around a long time and watched a lot of presidents misbehave, commit crimes, lie and generally fuck everything up but Joe Biden is not one of them.
Nothing is perfect but this messy, fucked up approach the media has taken is offensive in every sense of the word. What's wrong with them? Can someone explain this to me in language that actually makes sense or does the right have control over every talking head in some really way? Fuck this shit.
Say a lie often enough even the liar starts to believe it. They’re in election bullshit cycle 24.
Capitalism has ruined journalism. It’s all about those clicks, pushing outrage, and don’t even get me started on 24 hour news networks that will happily spend 3 hours speculating while staring at an empty podium
The reason everyone thinks Trump travels a lot is because the media loves to cover his plane on the tarmac or his motorcade. What is that about ! Not news.
I have to admit it: I am SO DEPRESSED about the unending, dangerous, life-threatening BS of the MSM. What is the goal? To obliterate our democracy? They did one hell of a job of it 2016-2000. I felt sick each night when I looked at CNN, and pretty much throughout with the NYT. But NOW??! STILL??!! What is it? Are these guys all traitors? I'm getting more depressed every day. Well, that + enraged.
I miss the news broadcasts of my youth, when Walter Conkrite read the news, then saved the last five minutes for an editorial. No current broadcaster will ever be called The Most Trusted Man in America. We don't have any news programs left. It has been supplanted by punditry.
I sometimes worry that Joe Biden will be the last American President, because there are so many running that want to be dictator.
The corporate media has turned into garbage. Even NPR and PBS play the same game. When the Idiot Sedition Caucus goes to the podium, the media flocks to their shit fest. By contrast, when the Progressive Caucus does an event, they're nowhere to be found. They chase Republicans like greyhounds chasing a rabbit. I can't stand this bullshit about Biden's age. He's sharp and healthy. But go ahead media whores, keep underestimating him. When he kicks ass in 2024, you'll be scrambling to cover your worthless asses.
We are BY FAR the healthiest, wealthiest, most well fed and sheltered people in history. And still we bitch. Americans are spoiled brats is all I can figure.
The third estate, news media, has been woefully terrible for some time. They will do anything within their power to create a close race between Biden and Trump because it is better for them in terms of eyes and ad revenue. Too Hell with news media being about informing and educating the public as was intended to be their role everything is about ad revenue and profitability of the news division. I firmly believe that the demise of our democracy was largely a product of FOX (so-called) news polluting the minds of millions producing a multitude of ignorant and gullible viewers that were the ready marks for Republican con job that Donny used to his advantage. We all need to hold the news media accountable for inferior, inadequate and often duplicitous news coverage of politics.
Right the fuck on!!!
This makes me furious, always has. And where is the DNC? What's the strategy? Why is Kamala Harris not allowed to shine? Instead, we have all this worry about Joe's age, because nobody can picture her as president. What is the plan to get Joe's good news out there. How are they going to reach the Independents, and the Faux news watchers, or anyone else? The GOP has been buying up newspapers and media outlets, taking over talk radio and the tele-evangelists of media , gerrymandering, loading the courts, trading favors to billionaires for donations, FOREVER, and for years no one called them out, at least not loud enough. The Koch bros did their work for eons before anyone ever heard of them. Is Media worried about "both sides"? Or just worried about the side that pay the most?
They get paid by the controversy and when there isn't one they create.
Thanks for this Jeff! I hope they listen!!
Journalists have effectively lost all oversight and have no moral impetus of their own to do the right thing. Ever. Even here in Substack, about half the people I end up in arguments with claim to be journalists and that I should respect them because of that.
Why? Hunter S. Thompson did not march around demanding people respect him. He got the job fucking done and the respect came naturally. This new breed of click-seeking bloodsuckers who think they deserve both your respect and your monthly subscription for repeating other news outlets can fuck right off into the sun.
The media is gonna kill this fucking country and then when everyone's dead or starving or fighting a civil war to get democracy back they're gonna wonder why no one's reading their shitty, half-fucked articles and where all the profits went.
The redumplicans consistent message, regardless of the achieved outcomes, can be disheartening to any rational individual, potentially leading to a sense of resignation. Oh, wait, that is precisely the objective they desire, FFS!
Amen to the media getting off their asses and reporting accurately.
And please, ditch the ‘both sides’ bullshit.
Our choice is between Joe Biden who is competent and believes in morality, decency, democracy
Wanna-Be tyrant, nincompoop
Not a hard choice