Joe Biden’s presidential reelection campaign is absolutely furious with the media for “falling short” in their coverage of former President Donald Trump, which means he’s ticked off that they aren’t attacking him enough. Let that sink in for a bit. The mainstream media, which is on the Democratic Party payroll and has dedicated the equivalent of entire days of coverage to Trump, isn’t doing a good enough job with the negative propaganda. Can you believe the gall of this man? It’s unreal.
Here’s what Breitbart News’ latest report revealed:
The Biden campaign reportedly holds off-the-record meetings with establishment news reporters and editors to provide them with spreadsheets about where they think their reporting fell short.
The media’s willingness to take direction from Biden suggests why Americans do not trust the establishment media, as Gallup polling shows:
- Only 32 percent trust the establishment media “a great deal” or “a fair amount.”
- 50 percent say the national media intend to mislead, misinform, and persuade the public.
- Just 35 percent say most news organizations can be relied upon.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other outlets participate in the meetings, where Biden campaign aides instruct them how to negatively report on Trump and where their previous “reporting has fallen short,” sources told Semafor on Monday. Apparently the meeting with the Times did not go well.
The aides went on to make the claim that mainstream media outlets and publications are “too focused” on Trump’s legal battles instead of the “incendiary” comments he’s been making. Yes, because a presidential candidate isn’t allowed to speak his mind, right? Making scathing comments is how Trump has basically made a living — aside from his real estate business — and built a loyal following of supporters in the realm of politics.
According to Semafor:
Biden’s re-election campaign has begun organizing a series of off-the-record trips for top political reporters and editors to the team’s headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware and meet senior officials, including the campaign manager, deputies, and other high-ranking advisors for background briefings on campaign strategy.
They’re also using it as an opportunity to tell them what they’re getting wrong. Two people with knowledge of the situation told Semafor that during meetings with reporters from outlets like The New York Times, the Washington Post, and others, campaign officials have invoked a coverage spreadsheet laying out areas where the team believes their reporting has fallen short.
In particular, campaign officials have chafed at some of the coverage of former President Donald Trump, feeling that outlets are too focused on his legal troubles and haven’t paid enough attention to some of his incendiary recent statements on the campaign trail. A source familiar told Semafor that with the exception of its recent meeting with the Times, the campaign meetings had been “substantive” and “productive,” and that Biden staffers were scheduled to meet in the coming days with political reporting teams from ABC, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Fox, NPR, Reuters, Bloomberg, and others in Wilmington.
Just recently, cranky old man Biden hacked away at the media because they reported on how the costs of good has soared during his administration, which is the number one issue among American taxpayers headed into election season. How dare they criticize his atrocious economic policy, right? Didn’t they get the memo that they are to bow before him and praise him continually?
The media is supposed to report the facts, give the truth, and allow their audience to come to their own conclusion. It’s not their job to provide endless positive spin in favor of a particular politician. It’s time we returned to that kind of journalism, the kind that spares no one.
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