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36. Is the press trying to elect Trump?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 10:40 AM
Feb 23

You don’t have to pretend that the press actually believes that Biden’s age, memory or trustworthiness with classified documents are actual issues — especially compared to Trump, who is basically the same age, whose speech is so littered with lies and errors you can’t even parse which is which, and who stole a trove national secrets, some of which he probably still hasn’t returned.

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You cannot engage the frames the press traffics in because it knows the best way to reach the maximum audience is to give Republicans what they want and drive liberals to hate reading, hate sharing, and even hate subscribing. Because even by rebutting them, you spread and strengthen them. That’s just how brains work.

Instead, Democrats need to push their own frames. The story here could easily be “Trump loses again, as Biden is cleared.” Democrats could then jump on TV and insist that this is an excellent time for Trump to return any classified documents that he still has at his fraudulent businesses and end this betrayal of America of national security.

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We have 30 years of experiences we can no longer ignore. We know Republicans use their allies inside the Department of Justice to concern troll the press about Democratic candidates. We know they play pious and law-abiding as their presidents have committed some of the worst crimes in the history of the Republic. We know that Republican leadership continually makes America weaker, poorer, and more aligned with the worst authoritarians on earth.

So that was even faster than I anticipated [View all] senseandsensibility Feb 22 OP
The Informant Turned Defendant Who Took Aim at the Bidens (NYT) elleng Feb 22 #1
Thanks for this post. MontanaMama Feb 22 #2
Thanks for the link senseandsensibility Feb 22 #3
Dunno, on front page sidebar, of NYT (via chrome.) elleng Feb 22 #9
In the NYT phone app, it took me quite a while to find this story just now. Pinback Feb 22 #24
In other words, Smirnoff is like Roger Stone... et al flying_wahini Feb 22 #20
He was a double agent, I am pretty sure. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 22 #28
Yes, but is Biden going to California to set up Newsom as his back-up in case Joe has to drop out?? NBachers Feb 22 #4
Lawrence O'Donnell had a really good take down of that senseandsensibility Feb 22 #6
Definitely listen to Laurence last night Hope22 Feb 22 #13
Yeah, I took note of that too. n/t Hugin Feb 22 #5
Trump raped someone and no one talks about it Johonny Feb 22 #7
Yeah, good point. senseandsensibility Feb 22 #8
Complicit media. Stay alert. Vote Joinfortmill Feb 22 #10
How long until we can no longer say bad things about Russian leadership. Stay tuned. twodogsbarking Feb 22 #11
They're not lazy. They're complicit! IrishAfricanAmerican Feb 22 #12
THIS! Think. Again. Feb 22 #16
Well it seems that there are bigger stories now... crud Feb 22 #14
And people on the east coast can't use their cell phones!!!! senseandsensibility Feb 22 #15
Can we say Cherokee100 Feb 22 #17
Once again... BaronChocula Feb 22 #18
They are talking about it right now...on MSNBC Deadline White House. Demsrule86 Feb 22 #19
Well that's good senseandsensibility Feb 22 #31
It is good. And when he was rearrested all the networks that I saw carried it...I never Demsrule86 Feb 23 #35
it's astonishing that Fox News has become the defacto VOA SleeplessinSoCal Feb 22 #21
You just have to remember that over 90% nakocal Feb 22 #22
Biden should go on Hannity's show. JohnnyRingo Feb 22 #23
My opinion is senseandsensibility Feb 23 #40
Wasn't NYT one of the media outlets that rolled real News into their Entertainment section? 4lbs Feb 22 #25
I know it's tough times for print journalism especially senseandsensibility Feb 22 #27
Yeah, they seem to be cutting everything except for their RW crap. 4lbs Feb 22 #30
Page A16. Same page THEY admitted, after daily punches for MONTHS... Grins Feb 22 #26
Yup, and all their Judith Miller crap senseandsensibility Feb 22 #29
It is not "lazy media coverage" drmeow Feb 22 #32
K&R spanone Feb 22 #33
Republican owned corporate media protects its benefactors. live love laugh Feb 23 #34
Is the press trying to elect Trump? CousinIT Feb 23 #36
K&R, this should be its own OP. "By rebutting them, you spread and strengthen them." c-rational Feb 23 #37
The facts don't fit their narrative dlk Feb 23 #38
People who watch MSM get what they deserve Kaleva Feb 23 #39
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