While conservatives are grateful for the balance of conservative media, it is sometimes shocking to see liberals pretending Fox News is huge and only partisan.
Former Barack Obama spin artist Dan Pfeiffer wrote this in one of his regular articles for the glossy left-wing rag Vanity Fair: “The conservative media dwarfs the progressive media in size and scope.”
This is absurd unless progressive media are categorized as magazines like Mother Jones or The Nation, and a few websites such as HuffPost, Slate, and Vox.
Pfeiffer cannot be excluding ABC and CBS, NBC or CNN, MSNBC, PBS or NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post etc. The Democrats continue to pretend that these outlets are objective standards, which is the biggest lie they can tell.
And he’s touting a book titled “Battling the Big Lie.” Try not to laugh.
Pfeiffer insisted Fox is uniquely partisan: “The Republicans have a television network whose sole raison d’etre is to attack Democrats and provide pro-GOP talking points.” This man is apparently incapable of imagining that liberal networks exist to attack Republicans and earnestly provide pro-Democrat talking points.
But he’s got chutzpah: “Even then, it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison. The bulk of the media on the right is an adjunct of the party apparatus; during the Trump presidency it was state-adjacent propaganda—Pravda, but with plausible deniability.”
This springs forth from a spokesman for … Obama. The man liberal media regarded as a demigod. His speeches were like a symphony. When he went to the beach, the sun glinted off his “chiseled pectorals.” He was an American prince born “out of history and hope.” His election was like mankind landing on the moon.
Eight years of Obama-adjacent propagandism lasted. Bernard Goldberg wrote a book about it called “A Slobbering Love Affair.” There is no plausible deniability that the prestige media adored, even ogled Obama.
But Pfeiffer wants to pretend that only the conservative media is obsequious, while the progressive media is too pushy in pressuring the Democrats: “Much of the media on the left is focused on holding Democrats accountable and/or moving the party’s agenda in a more progressive direction,” he complains. “This is, of course, an admirable and necessary task, but it doesn’t do much to help Democratic candidates and causes win the messaging battle against Republicans come election time.”
This is a different sound than Pfeiffer in Vanity Fair in 2018: “What I think is important for Democrats to recognize is that we too often believe it is the press’s job to do our job for us, and so that’s why people get mad.” That is perfectly accurate.
President Joe Biden is mad right now because the media hasn’t spared him from unpopularity. All these frustrated Democrats are obsessing about “messaging” as if they can’t be blamed for any of the multiple disasters unfolding in America today.
Pfeiffer believes that conservatives are the enemy of democracy and has the same ideology virus as liberals. On MSNBC, Pfeiffer insisted, “If you go to Facebook on a daily basis … Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire has more followers and engagement, many times more than the New York Times or CNN. That is a problem for democracy.”
Liberals can’t imagine democracy being more than their ideological bubble. Conservatives make democracy vibrant by holding Democrats responsible and fighting the groupthink of woke corporations. Democracies may appear more vibrant than they do now, when November comes around.
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