By Adam Burnett
The steadfast media support for the Democratic Party infects every element of their alleged “news” coverage. Tuesday’s MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin provided yet another example of this as the anchor brought on MSNBC contributor (and recent AM Joy fill-in host) Tiffany Cross, who wasted no time ripping into the media for not doing enough to support Democrats:
I think just like the media, the presidential nominee is going to have to learn to focus on more than one thing. The challenge is, because the president has a big bull horn, there are times in the media when he gets unfair attention. Joe Biden is doing a digital conversation with the people. The media needs to give them both fair air time. We don’t want to make the same mistake we did in 2016 by constantly chasing the shiny object, constantly chasing sweets and asinine remarks while real people are looking to a failing government to address these issues.
It is certainly true that the media give President Trump a lot of attention, but mostly because they love to bash him and blame him for every bad thing that happens in the country. For example, Cross did that in the very next exchange, when she bashed Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Trump as “liars” and accused the President of trying to kill millions of Americans:
First, I think we have to speak truth to the people who are watching right now and the people suffering from this. Kayleigh McEnany is a liar and lies for a bigger liar. Donald Trump has tried to Jim Jones the entire country by telling them to shoot bleach like they are taking a shot. This is dangerous.
Finally, Cross could not hide her disdain for Trump supporters, slamming them as “alleged pro-life” voters who did not care about people dying from coronavirus:
There are people out here who I imagine say that if the MAGA crowd doesn’t want to wear their mask, who cares? If they want to get sick, it’s fine. We don’t have borders in our political party. They are responsible for everybody. We have to be responsible for our neighbors. As long as they make this a political argument and not one that saves lives from the alleged pro-life community, we’ll see this level of fallout.
The elitist media view of Trump and his supporters is disgusting. The idea that they need to help Biden and ignore Trump is laughable given their daily activism on the part of Democrats and the far-left. It’s no wonder that the public’s trust of the press has plummeted.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.