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Kid Berwyn

(15,617 posts)
Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:27 AM Apr 2022

Has the mainstream media already made its peace with fascism?



Has the mainstream media already made its peace with fascism? We'll soon find out

Piece by piece, we learn the truth about Trump's coup — but the media gives us celebrities hitting each other


By CHAUNCEY DEVEGA
Salon, APRIL 21, 2022

Joe Biden is still president, for now. But America's democracy crisis is getting worse. The Republican-fascists and their allies are undeterred. If anything, they are energized and have escalated their attempts to end democracy in America.

In the new America the Republican-fascists are trying to force into being, If you are not one of the MAGA elect, your life will be hell. If you think your life is difficult now, it will be orders of magnitude worse if the fascists and their movement achieve their goals.

As the New Republic recently warned, "Our system of government is crumbling. Around the world, autocracy looms. The tasks ahead could not be more urgent." But instead of explaining this reality to the American people in a consistent, clear, repeated, transparent and direct way — while providing the larger context and importance of these facts — the mainstream news media has, for the most part, chosen to focus on the latest distraction.

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The Republican fascists are leading a revolutionary movement. The news media, with its outmoded tools and assumptions, is largely unable to comprehend such a force. For many in the news media, access is more important than truth-telling. The powerful cannot be trusted to police themselves, and also cannot be trusted to admit when a societal institution is in crisis because they are dependent on that institution for meaning, prestige, authority and resources.

There are other reasons as well, which include avarice, greed, denial, fear, willful ignorance, laziness, bad habits, anxiety and immaturity. As the late media critic and author Eric Boehlert highlighted in what would be his last newsletter, there are powerful interests among the mainstream news media who actually want Donald Trump to win in 2024 — or at the very least to stage a competitive rematch with Joe Biden — because that would be "exciting" and "good for business."

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https://www.salon.com/2022/04/21/has-the-mainstream-media-already-made-its-peace-with-fascism-well-soon-find-out/
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Has the mainstream media already made its peace with fascism? (Original Post) Kid Berwyn Apr 2022 OP
Maybe because 95% of it is owned by fascists .... nt Jarqui Apr 2022 #1
Monopolists at peace. With themselves. Kid Berwyn Apr 2022 #2

Kid Berwyn

(15,617 posts)
2. Monopolists at peace. With themselves.
Thu Apr 28, 2022, 09:24 AM
Apr 2022

How else to explain the pass given the traitor Pisswig the demented fascist despot after Jan. 6?

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