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Media Parrotting Leftist Message on Voting Rights

And on other issues as well.

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The major media is taking its message from a left wing playbook. Not exactly an epiphany. The Media Research Center calls them on it and does so by displaying examples of their coordination with Democrats and the Left.

FNC: “The conservative Media Research Center (MRC) released a video Wednesday blasting mainstream media for adopting Democratic talking points when reporting on various Republican-backed state voting laws.

The MRC video also slammed positive coverage of the Democrat-backed For the People Act, arguing partisan journalists had “abandoned reporting the news” and were selling the bill by claiming Democrats wanted to protect voting rights.”

“The news media are supposed to be about the news, not political spin. But too much of what you see on so-called news channels these days are just cheap partisan talking points designed to push a narrative rather than to objectively inform,” the MRC narrator said.

“So now states are moving to update their rules to make sure that only eligible voters are voting. And, of course, Democrats are claiming that these new rule changes are restrictions and suppression motivated by racist Republicans,” the video said.

“Instead of calling out the Democrats for their shameless hyperbole, the news media are helping them discredit any rules aimed at making elections more secure,” it added, before playing a video montage of various reporters and anchors from different networks referring to the Republican-backed bills as “voter suppression laws” and “restrictive.”

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“So obviously there’s a pattern here and, of course, it’s pretty negative in tone,” the video said following the montage.

“Here we have a host of election laws passed in state houses around the country by lawmakers elected by the people. For a small cadre of liberals in Washington, D.C. to override all of that on a purely party-line vote would seem extremely undemocratic, but that’s not how the media are selling it. They want viewers to think that Democrats are just trying to protect voter rights,” the narrator said before playing another montage of mainstream anchors and reporters claiming the bill would protect “voting access” and “voting rights.”

“All of this heavy-handed coverage boils down to just another example of the whole problem with the media. That is partisan journalists have abandoned reporting the news in favor of propaganda and political advocacy. That’s why viewers need to make sure that they’re getting all sides of the story, not just one-sided rhetoric,” he said.

This is not exactly a surprise to intelligent observers. The major media has been in lock step with the Democrats and the Left for generations. The pop culture, academia, entertainment, and publishing have followed that lead. It will not change in the immediate future. This leaves conservatives with only one major recourse: to appeal to the American people.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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