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Sat May 16, 2020, 09:09 PM

Why Won't Media Demand Trump's Resignation?

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/05/theres-west-wing-nervous-breakdown-media


5/16/20 6:30am
Why Won't Media Demand Trump's Resignation?
The White House isn't the only institution guilty of failing to lead during our current pandemic. So are major news outlets that refuse to use their voice to demand change in the face of historic, deadly failure.
By Eric Boehlert
12 hours ago by Karoli Kuns
Published with permission of PRESS RUN, Eric Boehlert’s new must-read media newsletter. Subscribe here.



Unfurling a West Wing nervous breakdown, Trump spent Mother's Day tweeting like a true mad man, posting and re-posting more than 120 missives. The rants ricocheted from alleged crimes by Democrats, to an array of perceived enemies swirling around his head, including a cable TV host, FBI officials, and the entire state of California.

The President of the United States collapsed into another of his bewildering and manic bouts of anger, while a public health crisis crippled the U.S. economy, and it was met with mostly shoulder shrugs from the Beltway media, which refuses to demand that the mad man resign for the good of the country.

The White House isn't the only institution guilty of failing to lead during our current pandemic. So are major news outlets that refuse to use their voice to demand change in the face of historic, deadly failure, as Trump refused to protect America from the virus invasion. The media failure is especially galling since more than 100 newspapers in the 1990s loudly demanded a Democratic president step down for the good of the country. That president's sin? He lied about an extramarital affair he was having.

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So why the deafening silence regarding Trump today? Isn't it time for newspapers to use their public platforms to call for Trump to resign and to make the case for a return to the rule of law in the executive branch? That loud condescending voice of moral indignation that rained down on Clinton has been replaced by embarrassing timidity for Trump.

The sad truth is, the Beltway press remains afraid of Trump — they're bullied and battered. And that's changed how they deal with the White House. Specifically, they refuse to fight back
. Recently, Trump unfurled nasty public insults directed at ABC News' Jonathan Karl. When asked about the ugly attack, Karl insisted Trump "insults don't matter," which obviously gives Trump a green light to keep attacking reporters and denigrate newsgathering.

This week, CBS News' Weijia Jiang was on the receiving end of Trump taunts at a Rose Garden press conference. The next day, the Washington Post reported that Trump's outburst had shocked the press corps. Noticeably absent from the article was any public condemnation from CBS News regarding Trump's wildly inappropriate attack. Maybe like Karl, CBS News doesn't think Trump insults "matter"?

If news outlets won't get serious about Trump slandering their own employees, they're never going to get serious about demanding the mad man resign.

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babylonsister May 2020 OP
abqtommy May 2020 #1
jrthin May 2020 #5
smirkymonkey May 2020 #2
JI7 May 2020 #3
uponit7771 May 2020 #4
42bambi May 2020 #6
tanyev May 2020 #7

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:12 PM

1. The U.S. MSM is part of tRUMP's team...

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:29 PM

5. +1000

It's as clear as the nose of one's face.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:15 PM

2. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:17 PM

3. The MSM is a HUGE Problem. Their both sides bs hurts more than openly right wing

shit that comes from Fox and similar right wing media.

Chuck Todd and similar types to him are the biggest problem.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:21 PM

4. US media still portrays Red Don as a sane person no matter how many people he ADMITS to killing for

... his economic numbers

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:30 PM

6. Two words - Money. Ratings.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:35 PM

7. It's like there's been an overpass collapse--people dead, people trapped.

The reporter on the scene finds a kid who’s furious because the traffic jam is keeping him from getting to his karate class and puts him in front of the camera. The kid goes on and on about how unfair this is and the reporter just listens and nods his head. After the reporter throws it back to the studio, the talking heads spend several minutes discussing all the alternate routes the kid’s mom could try to get him to karate class.

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