Why I support media criticism on DU [View all]
Last edited Thu Nov 9, 2023, 05:28 PM - Edit history (1)
There are many threads today on DU about the rightwing coverage of the corporate media, both print and television. Most of us notice it even if we are not glued to it 24/7. It is becoming too difficult to ignore, and seems to get worse daily. Many examples of the bias against President Biden have been given, and I have seen no real contradiction of what we are all seeing before our eyes.
Many say we are complaining, but what is the recourse? We must call them out the best we can. DU is one place for us to do that, social media such as twitter or other sites may reach bigger audiences, and we can always contact the media directly.
The alternative is silence, and I suppose that is good for ones' mental health. But I am not in the mood for that anymore, and neither are many of us.
So all we ask is that we are not nagged and criticized for calling attention to the media's attempt to give the election to cheato. You're not interested in discussing it? Fine. Don't click on the threads. I've never had any trouble avoiding threads I find irritating on DU.
In closing, I will paraphrase a Frederick Douglass quote I heard from Fran Drescher this morning about the SAG union victory: Power never concedes unless demands are made.
Let's make some demands for fair coverage of Joe Biden and his accomplishments!