The Atlantic Admits the Media Won't Cover Biden As Harshly As Trump As 'a Matter of Professional Solidarity'

Brittany M. Hughes | December 29, 2020
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The media aren’t simply exposing their own left-wing bias any more – they’re outright admitting it, and making no apologies to the public for skewing their reports.

Case in point: CNN’s Jim Acosta, who in a new piece in The Atlantic, admitted he – and others in the elitist liberal media – will be covering Joe Biden’s presidency much differently (and leniently) than they did the Trump administration. 

Straight from The Atlantic:

The drama has made him famous, but Acosta said he doesn’t expect to bring the same crusading style to his coverage of the next administration. “I don’t think the press should be trying to whip up the Biden presidency and turn it into must-see TV in a contrived way,” he said.

If that sounds like a double standard, Acosta told me it’s not partisan—it’s a matter of professional solidarity. In his view, Trump’s campaign to discredit the press has constituted a “nonstop national emergency,” one that required a defiant response. “If being at the White House is not an experience that might merit hazard pay,” he said, “then perhaps it is going to be approached differently.”

Also included was CNN’s Daniel Dale, whose most recent beat was to catalogue the Trump administration’s “lies” for the network, but who now says it “will not be a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week job to fact-check Biden,” adding, according to The Atlantic, that “Biden doesn’t lie nearly as often as Trump does.”

Biden hasn’t even taken office yet, but the double standard between the media’s coverage of Biden and their four-year war against the Trump administration has already been established. While peddling myths taken from out-of-context sound bites from Trump’s speeches (see: “Nazis are very fine people” and “all Mexicans are rapists,” neither of which Trump said, but which the media erroneously reported ad nauseum for years), the media has continually ignored Biden’s countless gaffes and lies, refusing to fact-check the Biden team throughout the campaign. After slamming Vice President Mike Pence in 2017 for being so committed to his own marriage that he won’t be alone with women who aren’t his wife, the Washington Post ran a gushing op-ed just last week praising Kamala Harris for…well, being married at all.

And while focusing years of reporting, including unsubstantiated rumors and ultimately debunked myths, regarding Trump’s relationship with Russia and Ukraine, the media not only ignored, but intentionally buried any mention of Biden’s potentially illegal dealings with overseas companies through his son, Hunter - so much so that a post-election MRC poll showed that had the media done their job and reported the credible story, enough Biden voters would have changed their votes that Trump would have won the 2020 election in a landslide.








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