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Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:04 AM

 

Why is the press so obsessed with trying to get President weigh in on the impeachment?

If they had put a tenth as much pressure on Trump about his taxes or his lies or his racism or ... well, anything, as they are trying to get President Biden to say Trump should be convicted, we might not be in this mess.

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Reply Why is the press so obsessed with trying to get President weigh in on the impeachment? (Original post)
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 OP
Xipe Totec Feb 2021 #1
DonaldsRump Feb 2021 #2
Just_Vote_Dem Feb 2021 #3
JI7 Feb 2021 #4
moose65 Feb 2021 #5
badhair77 Feb 2021 #6
SledDriver Feb 2021 #7
North Shore Chicago Feb 2021 #8
bdamomma Feb 2021 #12
Johnny2X2X Feb 2021 #9
FSogol Feb 2021 #10
bdamomma Feb 2021 #11
Maxheader Feb 2021 #13

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:06 AM

1. Conflict drives ratings. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:10 AM

2. First answer is the best answer!

Spot on.

I usually follow CNN, and I am getting a little bit fed-up with stuff like this. Jen Psaki was VERY clear that the President had many other more important things to do, and this was a matter for Congress.

MSM needs ratings and cash. This trial is a great chance for them to milk the heck out of both of them.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:11 AM

3. Yep

And if they can't find it, they'll manufacture it in some way

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:11 AM

4. They are lazy and bored. They preferred it when they could just report what Trump tweeted

and spend most time just discussing that .

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:18 AM

5. They have to stir the pot

For four years, they didn't have to stir - Trump did more outrageous things every day. Biden isn't going to do that - he is busy running the country. But competence is boring, so the press has to try to find a story, and asking Gotcha questions is one way to do it. They didn't have to do much to provoke Trump, but Biden is SO different.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:19 AM

6. I love it that he and his team are holding their ground.

The president has other things to focus on. He doesn’t need that drama taking over his plans.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:23 AM

7. They want to make it political

They want it to be Biden vs Trump, “this time it’s personal” when it’s really nothing at all like that.

But that doesn’t drive ratings. So they try to sensationalize.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:58 AM

8. Ratings

Ratings! Ratings! Ratings!

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Response to North Shore Chicago (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 10:20 AM

12. of course

Media does not like back to business again.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 10:13 AM

9. I love the responses so far

The last administration didn't believe in the separation of powers and took their cue's from Trump to weigh in on everything. This administration highlights how Congress has their own role and the executive branch doesn't really have a role here. They do the same thing with the DOJ, the DOJ is independent again.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 10:18 AM

10. The media is a Trump junkie. They want everything to be about Trumpy. They want

to egg Biden into commenting so they can gleefully report on Trumpy's response and agonize over the norms he breaks and his nonsensical mutterings. The media played a huge role in building the shithead up and doesn't want that to stop.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 10:19 AM

11. trying to

get feathers flying but President Biden has other things to worry about. Stay out of it, smart man.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 10:23 AM

13. Imho Joe is above those proceedings...


Not acknowledging shows the utter distain the President has for the yellow haired idiot...

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