Establishment Media Find New Ways to Embarrass Themselves
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
US media coverage of Trump v. Hillary in 2016 was the most one-sided, distorted and shameful in memory — to that time.
Trump v. Biden coverage exceeded its shame, including on what’s going on post-election.
By any standard of how democratic elections should be conducted and media coverage of the process, US Election 2020 and its aftermath struck out on both counts.
If what’s gone on through election day and its aftermath — perhaps continuing weeks longer, given multiple lawsuits needing resolution — a Hollywood script writer’s version to a producer would likely be rejected as over-the-top, not suited for the silver screen.
What’s happening as Trump v. Biden plays out is one of countless examples of US systemic debauchery, its fantasy democracy, its contempt for the rule of law — its never to be trusted pollsters and dominant media.
The latter long ago abandoned journalism the way it’s supposed to be — featuring fake news and advocacy instead.
The self-styled newspaper of record NYT is one of the most abysmal and discredited fourth estate members.
Throughout Election 2016, it provided press agent services for Hillary, the same thing repeated for Biden — figures to be scorned, not supported.
Both were always unfit for any public office.
She as first lady, US senator, and presidential aspirant was more ruthlessly dangerous than others seeking high office in the country earlier.
She remains unaccountable for high crimes of war and against humanity, racketeering and perjury.
Throughout his near-half century of public life, Biden proved he’s pro-war, pro-business, anti-progressive, anti-labor, anti-governance serving everyone equitably— anti-what matters most to ordinary Americans.
At nearly age-78, he also shows clear signs of physical and cognitive decline, including early-stage Parkinson’s disease.
Defying reality, the Times tried reinventing him, falsely claiming he’ll “be a president for all Americans (sic).”
He’ll “restore the soul of America (sic).”
“(H)e recognizes the magnitude of what the next president is being called upon to do (sic).”
He’s “well suited to the challenge — perhaps particularly so (sic).”
Reinventing Biden by the Times didn’t pass the smell test. Attempting it betrayed readers — a a longstanding Times specialty.
On major domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most, it serves up a daily stew of rubbish in lieu of all the news that’s fit to print.
Its deference to privileged interests belies it’s long ago abandoned motto.
In the aftermath of an election pockmarked by attempted grand theft of the process by undemocratic Dems, the Times continues to ignore what’s going on — along with one-sidedly advocating for Biden over Trump, including editorial cheers for his following Big Lie:
“(F)or more than 240 years (US) governance (has) been the envy of the world (sic).”
Left unsaid is that deep-seated US political corruption is too debauched to fix.
Election 2020 is the latest example of a process making the US a laughing stock on the world stage.
The Times mocked Trump’s legitimate claim about electoral theft attempts by Dem.
Instead of explaining what’s going on to readers, the Times is guilty on two counts — suppressing vital information and supporting the ongoing electoral coup by Dems.
The same goes for other establishment media, including CIA-connected WaPo, National Pentagon Radio (NPR), US (Anti) Public Broadcasting, along with state owned and controlled BBC and Al Jazeera propaganda operations.
Reports by the above media in support of America’s money-controlled debauched process and Election 2020 exposes their own corrupted operations — consistently delivering misinformation and disinformation over journalism the way it’s supposed to be.
If Election 2020 repeated 2016 results for Trump, their howls of fraud would continue for days or weeks, DJT bashing to go on as long as he remains in office.
No one should support the debauched US political process that lacks legitimacy.
It assures dirty business as usual continuity whenever so-called elections are held.
Names and faces come and go. Governance of, by, and for the nation’s privileged class at the expense of world peace, stability, equity, justice. and the rule of law is the longstanding American way.
It’s responsible for inflicting more harm on more people over a longer duration at home and abroad than any previous empire in world history.
Until its eventual arrival in history’s dustbin where it belongs, no one anywhere is free and safe from its predations.
No one should support anyone in US high office.
They perpetuate war on humanity to benefit themselves and the nation’s privileged few at the expense of an exploited majority.
That’s what tyranny is all about, polar opposite democratic governance for everyone equitably — a notion the US ruling class rejected from inception.
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My two Wall Street books are timely reading:
“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”