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Sun May 17, 2020, 03:54 AM

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.

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.


More? Trump has actively gutted the national intelligence apparatus. He's a chronic, habitual liar who's the single most destructive force in terms of misinforming the American public. He's promoted Twitter accounts that have shown support for the dangerous and demented online conspiracy theory known as QAnon. He regularly inspires white nationalist gunmen to unleash murderous attacks. He's been busy lining his pockets while serving in the Oval Office. He coddles murderous dictators. And today, nearly 85,000 Americans are dead from a pandemic, and almost 40 million Americans have lost their jobs.


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

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Reply Why Won't Media Demand Trump's Resignation? (Original post)
UCmeNdc May 2020 OP
bluecollar2 May 2020 #1
overleft May 2020 #4
procon May 2020 #2
Brainfodder May 2020 #3
Dennis Donovan May 2020 #5

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:16 AM

1. Because it's not their job...

It's up to us to get it done...

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:59 AM

4. It is their job to call it out. Our job is to see it done.

Understand that the main stream news media is owned by large corporations whose interests are the same as tRumps, corporate ratings and profits.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:43 AM

2. Not their job.

We cant have a free press that engineers a coup on a partisan whim. Not one media group, not a media conspiracy to overthrow the government should be tolerated by anyone who stands up for democracy.

If the shoe was on the other foot, would anyone want that? No, let the people speak up, let the respected statesmen, the learned experts and the powerful mavens of the public and private sectors be heard.

No, let the media investigate, compare, explain, show the backstory and the consequences in the course of their reporting. Let the facts lead and call out the charlatans, the liars and cheats for the corrupting influence those of that ilk have on the functions of democracy.

Let the media do old school, in depth, accurate reporting. This is necessary, not continue to churn out the usual, lazy stenographers type of page filler that is so common today.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:40 AM

3. Gettting back to just reporting the news and not being the news, would be nice, HOWEVER!?!

In other words their bias is showing A BIT TOO MUCH!?!

This shouldn't be a tool to sway!?!

FFS too large a chunk are still arrogant ignoramuses?

Or did I miss a memo?


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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:38 AM

5. This is Eric Boehlert's piece - here's a link to the article on his PressRun site

https://pressrun.media/p/west-wing-nervous-breakdown-media

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.

"He should resign because he has resolutely failed and continues to fail the most fundamental test of any president: to put his nation's interests first," USA Today announced unequivocally of Bill Clinton in September 1998. "Bill Clinton should resign, echoed the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He should resign because his repeated, reckless deceits have dishonored his presidency beyond repair." The Denver Post, Washington Times, Orlando Sentinel, San Antonio Express-News, Anchorage Daily News, and Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader were among the dailies that joined the resignation chorus.

Does anyone think the allegations of deceit lodged against Clinton's character and actions back then don't today apply to Trump? Trump has openly colluding with a foreign government to dig up dirt on his political opponent, while offering up the assistance of the Department of Justice. He froze U.S. foreign aid to make sure the overseas dirt was unearthed, hid transcripts of presidential calls on secret servers in hopes of covering up the collusion, and publically threatened to expose the crucial whistleblower, insinuating that he or she should be executed. He's also urged that a Democratic member of Congress be arrested for treason.

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(Here's a link to donate to PressRun - they've been doing great work during the pandemic: https://pressrun.media/subscribe )

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