The same media that brought you “WMDs in Iraq” and “Chemical Attacks in Syria” is now demanding praise for “Saving Democracy” by complaining about Trump’s Tweets and trying to make Russiagate happen, while ignoring decades of horrific war crimes…
On today’s edition of ‘Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?’ it has been a long and crazy week since Election Day, and one of the most bizarre thing to come out of it has been a new editorial published by the Washington Post. In it, the author argues that “The media never fully learned how to cover Trump. But they still might have saved democracy.”
While the article went on to criticize the media for tryin to legitimize Trump even though, “He was a deeply abnormal president, but we constantly sought to normalize him, treating his deranged tweets like legitimate news and piously forecasting, every time he sounded the least bit calm, that he was becoming “presidential.'” But it ultimately concluded that when it comes to coverage of Trump, “Without the reality-based press, whatever its flaws and shortcomings, we would be utterly lost.”
But should the media really be taking all of the credit for what looks to be Trump’s projected loss? Sure, Fox News and CNN talked about Trump relentlessly and were always critical of his Tweets and the ridiculous statements—and they spent four years trying to make “Russiagate” happen with no proof—but they never covered the horrific war crimes he committed.
In fact, when is the last time you turned on the Nightly News and saw the aftermath of a drone strike you paid for, which killed innocent civilians in an illegal war that has been going on for far too long?
The same media organizations that were quick to promote “Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq” or “Chemical Attacks from the Syrian Government” is never nearly as eager to show the horrific aftermath of the wars the US continues to fight to this day.
It’s not time to celebrate the media for keeping up with Trump’s Tweets. It’s time to call for accountability and transparency—and that is something everyone should be talking about.