No, the media don’t treat Biden worse than Trump

A Washington post The opinion-writer believes President Biden is treated less well by the media than Trump. It’s a laughable theory, so naturally the media loves it.

Dana milbank room headline: “Media Treats Biden As Bad As – Or Worse Than – Trump.” Here is the proof. Using a data analysis unit, called, the writer affirms to have been able to confirm his furtive suspicions: journalists are more mean towards the “empathic in chief”, like the hill once nicknamed Biden, than they are for “The Monster That Feeds On Fear”, as the New York Times once nicknamed Trump.

According to Milbank, artificial intelligence “has combed through more than 200,000 articles – tens of millions of words – from sixty-five news websites (newspapers, network and cable news, political publications, threads). press releases and more) to do a blanket “sentiment analysis.” As Nate Silver and others have explained, this flawed analysis is based on the results of a “particularly bad algorithm” and is “complete shit. “

But the results confirmed Milbank’s sentiments, and that’s all that matters. Biden’s fan club of ice cream flavor lovers is much tougher on his hero than he was on his predecessor. Oddly enough, while trying to prove why Biden deserves the world’s smallest violin, the author demonstrates the exact kind of bias that drove Americans crazy during the Trump presidency.

Milbank writes a comprehensive list of Orange Man failures, some of which include that Trump presided over “the world’s worst response to the pandemic that has caused hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths” and that he “tried to discredit the vote by mail “.

It is evident that Milbank believes any negative coverage from Trump was necessary and well deserved. Democracy dies in darkness, you know. But he can’t understand why, oh why, there would be less than positive stories about dear old Joe.

“Of course Biden had his problems, with the Delta variant, Afghanistan and inflation. But the economy is rebounding impressively, he signed major legislation and he restored some decency, calm and leeway. respect for democratic institutions. “

Save it for a second. Biden had his “problems” with the Delta variant, Afghanistan and inflation? Is Milbank unaware that Joe Biden presided over more Covid-19 deaths during his tenure as President than Donald Trump? Or aren’t those 350,000+ deaths under Biden considered important because they can’t be pinned on Trump? I wonder if the families of the thirteen American servicemen who were killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul would downplay the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan as one of Biden’s “problems”. I doubt.

After reading this devious article, it’s painfully obvious why Americans’ confidence in the media is approaching an all-time high. People who pay attention don’t need an AI analytics unit to tell them the media never gave Trump a chance, let alone the kind of fanfare they keep giving to. Joe Biden. It is also intriguing that the Washington post column appeared the same week as a survey showing that Trump’s favorability is currently greater than that of Biden.

Still, it didn’t take long for the talking heads to operate with the Milbank Consensus. Everyone from Joy Behar to Brian Stelter started trying to convince their sad little audiences that the man they spent four years obsessively vilifying was actually doing quite well.

While these Trump-Deranged Baghdad Bobs defended the president against his non-existent battles, Joe was receive a standing ovation at the Kennedy Center Honors in DC. At least the President isn’t letting all of that so-called “relentlessly negative” coverage ruin his fun night out with David Letterman and Bette Midler. This is the idea!

While it is absurd to suggest that Biden enjoys media coverage as harsh as Trump, it is argued that news activists have a harder time wrapping up Biden’s constant disasters. Sometimes even Biden’s staunchest supporters slip off and accidentally acknowledge reality, or as Rush Limbaugh put it, “committing an act of random journalism.”

For example, when Biden fell asleep at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell admitted on MSNBC that these “situations can be embarrassing.” O’Donnell was quickly surprised to be honest – the horror! – and backpedaled. She immediately started offering an apology for Joe’s nap party. “It is also true that the schedules are long, the jetlags are real and the president kept a rigorous schedule over several days, with a lot of meetings, appearances and speeches. And, quite late at night last night. In other words, Sleepy Joe was tired. It adds up.

While Kelly’s attempt to correct the course is admirable, this type of reporting is unacceptable to the Biden-Harris administration. That’s why the networks were called to the director’s office, I mean the White House, to discuss their poor performance. CNN’s Oliver Darcy tweeted: “Senior White House and administration officials held briefings with major newsrooms over the past week as they attempted to reshape economic coverage. ” Apparently not all journalists are as well trained as a parrot Katy tur. Some need a refresher on how to do their job properly.

Can you fault the Biden administration for having high expectations of these journalists? At one point, these dedicated reporters weren’t just asking Joe softball questions, but they were actively burying any stories that could hurt his campaign. In October 2020, NPR news editor Terence Samuel explained why the news agency would not cover the Hunter Biden laptop bomb: “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that aren’t really stories, and we don’t want to waste listeners ‘and readers’ time on stories that are pure distractions. It took a tremendous amount of media effort to push Joe Biden across the finish line. But lately, the cheerleaders seem to be losing their minds gritting their teeth for the Big Guy.

On the bright side, it looks like White House meetings with the media are working. On Tuesday evening, Don Lemon was the pride of the administration when he got angry about gas prices. ” Look at this ! Ahh! Lemon exclaimed. “$ 3.35 lowest… since October. I hope Jen Psaki will give Lemon a Gold Star for this A + performance. He deserves it.

Between the White House meeting with news networks and Milbank’s lamentations, I have a feeling Joe is about to have a nice string of positive Christmas stories. Maybe a sentimental piece on Joe and Jilly Bean’s holiday traditions? Or maybe a column about why POTUS refuses to answer questions from the press is actually a good thing. The possibilities are endless guys! Get to work.

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