After mindlessly parroting the now-thoroughly discredited “Russian collusion” narrative, making Michael Avenatti the king of cable information appearances, the salacious nothinburgers of Stormy Daniels, tax returns and Michael Cohen, the Washington Post is now turning to gaslighting: attempting to persuade the American public that it is, the truth is, President Joe Biden who has been maltreated by the press.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, masking nationwide politics, cites “sentiment analysis” of stories protection from Forge.ai, a knowledge analytics unit of the info firm FiscalNote, in an opinion piece Friday titled, “The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump. Here’s proof.”
He writes that “using algorithms that give weight to certain adjectives based on their placement in the story, it rated the coverage Biden received in the first 11 months of 2021 and the coverage President Donald Trump got in the first 11 months of 2020.” If these look like arbitrary and odd time frames, it is as a result of they’re, deliberately or unintentionally reminiscence holing the tens of hundreds of articles which in contrast Trump to dictatorship and heralded his presidency as the return of fascism, if not outright declaring it an indication of the apocalypse.
Milbank continues: “[The findings] confirmed my fear: my colleagues in the media are serving as accessories to the murder of democracy.”
“After a honey moon of slightly positive coverage in the first three months of the the year, Biden’s press for the past four months has been as bad—and for a time worse than—the coverage Trump received,” Milbank writes.
Now what may have probably triggered a tilt into unfavourable protection? Could it have something to do with Biden’s disastrous and lethal withdrawal from Afghanistan? Or escalating crime charges in American cities? Higher prices of residing? Unpopular and unconstitutional vaccine mandates? No.
If the Washington Post is to be believed, the purpose Biden seems so maltreated is that “journalists, pressured by President Joe Trump’s ‘complaints’ about the press, pulled punches. Perhaps media outlets, after losing the readership and viewership Trump brought, think tough coverage will generate interest.”
Americans with ears and eyes know what the actuality is: Trump spent day-after-day answering questions from a hostile press with no script, whereas Biden takes pre-screened, pre-vetted questions from “trusted” retailers studying off a teleprompter.
Biden’s prime aide, Ron Klain, took to Twitter to decry press protection of his boss. The chief of employees shared the Washington Post opinion essay, agreeing. “Submitted for your consideration,” Klain mentioned, linking to the piece.