You need to admire the chutzpah of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who ludicrously claimed final weekend that Democrats had been at a drawback as a result of conservative media controls the story. Really!
“These guys are ruthless on the opposite facet. Ruthless on the opposite facet,” Newsom stated. “That prime-time lineup by Fox, they’re ruthless. They dominate crucial factor in American politics in the present day, and that’s the narrative. Facts develop into secondary to narrative. They dominate with phantasm. We are getting crushed.”
It’s the final word in projection. On story after story, the media observe Democratic speaking factors to the letter. Asking for young children not to be taught about sex turns into “Don’t say homosexual.” Crime-ridden Democratic cities? They’re not that unhealthy, the press says.
As Post columnist Michael Goodwin pointed out on Sunday, nowhere is that this extra true than with immigration. The media have ignored or minimized the flood of unlawful migrants, and ask no onerous questions on President Biden’s open-border insurance policies.
When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to show some extent, it “backfired,” the media stated. “After migrants arrived in Martha’s Vineyard, a neighborhood gathered to welcome them,” stated NPR.
Welcome them … for one afternoon. Then they had been all shipped off by ferry to a navy base. It was an ideal instance of privileged hypocrisy, however reporters shortly spun it as a victory.
“Dominate with phantasm”? What world are you residing in, Gavin? Oh, that’s proper, California: dwelling of $5.80-a-gallon gas (versus the nationwide common of $3.73); a state with a murder fee that has risen 9.1% this year whilst arrests have fallen 7%; a spot the place they’re delaying the release of student test scores till after the November elections as a result of they’re anticipated to be horrific.
This isn’t a story that wants inventing; you probably did it your self. You’re simply mad that there’s one station on cable tv — only one — that gained’t spin these failures for you. Democrats solely have CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC …
You’re proper about one factor, although, Gavin: You are getting crushed.