During the eight-year reign of former President Barack Obama, the establishment press took an extended sabbatical, either ignoring the myriad of scandals emanating from Washington or defending The Chosen One’s actions. When a real estate mogul stepped onto his Trump Tower escalator and descended into the snake pit, he threatened the Swamp media’s worldview and livelihood. President Donald Trump disrupted the 2,920-day slumber of the phalanx of paranoid and vengeful sleeping giants.
Should Joe Biden be officially certified as the 46th president, the Fourth Estate will finally catch its breath after four years of hyperventilating over tweets and anonymous source-driven fake news coverage. Until 2025, softballs and fluff will rule chyrons and headlines, as was evident during the home stretch of the 2020 election and Thanksgiving weekend.
The American people received a glimpse into what hard-hitting, Pulitzer Prize-worthy journalism would be like during a Joe Biden presidency.
The Daily Beast, a left-leaning news publication, published a piece titled “Joe Biden’s Dogs Have Told This Pet Psychic a Lot About Their Beloved Master, and His Future.” The serious article discussed Beth Lee-Crowther’s “mind-to-mind communication” with the former vice president’s two German shepherds – Major and Champ – giving her insight into how Biden is as a person and how he would govern the country. She revealed that she “had a real connection” when she looked at their photos and “felt that excitement of theirs.” The dogs also conveyed, according to Lee-Crowther, Biden’s “big personality” and “great empathy for people and animals.”
Perhaps it was supposed to be light-hearted reportage in an embittered industry full of fire and fury, but it was published under the politics section, so it was ostensibly meant to be taken seriously.
The most critical issue facing the potential incoming administration did not stop there. CBS Sunday Morning published a scoop of the century, confirming that the Bidens will be adopting a cat. A gaggle of blue checkmark Fourth Estate transcriptionists fawned over the news on Twitter, giggling like a bunch of gossipy teenagers at a Delaware swimming pool.
The servitude of the public relations department of the Democratic Party was not unexpected. It was almost certain that journalists’ handwringing would cease, instead, placing their hands in their pockets once they had accomplished their mission of evicting President Donald Trump from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The only thing missing was the banner on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
Foot soldiers inside the fake news industrial complex stopped short of asking Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), on the campaign trail: “Why are you so great?” In the days leading up to Election Day, stenographers were rarely afforded media availabilities as the Biden camp repeatedly called lids, oftentimes early in the morning. The few times they were gifted face-to-face interactions, the questions were either biased against President Donald Trump or were immense meatballs hurled in the middle of the plate for Biden to feast on.
As Liberty Nation reported, Biden was asked during a September press conference what he thought about President Trump’s soul and why he was not angrier about Trump’s reported and disputed “losers” and “suckers” comments pertaining to fallen soldiers. And, of course, who could forget the reputation-shattering shopping trip that political reporters took with Harris early in the primary season.
In the broader media landscape, many negative Biden-related stories were suppressed by the gatekeepers of acceptable journalism, from Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” to the former vice president’s sexual assault allegation. A Media Research Center post-election survey revealed that many voters would have switched their ballots had they known about these scandals, and in certain states, it would have been enough to give the president a victory.
Anonymous Sources Say Biden is Great
For four years, the press routinely went to the well of anonymous sources to shed a negative spotlight on the Trump administration. Every story emanating from the Old Gray Lady or CNN – “The Most Trusted Name in News” – was a bombshell that would lead to the beginning of the end and force the walls to close in. In many instances, these reports were misleading, exaggerated, or outright false.
Will the profession rely on anonymous sources again, should Biden come out the victor? Perhaps, but conservatives should not anticipate a comparable level of hysteria and outrage. Instead, the next generation of anonymous sources will likely shower Biden and his team with praise. They will undoubtedly reveal to journalists that he is that same likable everyday man the American people love and whose only fault is that he possesses the magic touch of unity, dedication, and love.
At least conservatives can laugh at his gaffes and entertain themselves with a good old-fashioned game of “Imagine if Trump … ”
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