[Ed. – The real irony is that before Biden won the Democratic nomination, the gloves were off. The media assailed him on a daily basis as too old old and too out of it. One might ask them what changed between then and now.]
Violent crime in U.S. cities is soaring. Inflation is spiking. The Mexican border crisis is deepening. Cyberattacks against key infrastructure are surging. Gas prices keep increasing.
Yet, a USA Today article recently proclaimed President Joe Biden an “elusive target for Republicans,” arguing that they “have had little success demonizing Biden with independent voters because so many people feel they know him.”
No wonder Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald calls the legacy media “stenographers for the state.” Press coverage of Biden isn’t just soft. It’s the least critical of any president in the past three decades, according to a study by nonpartisan think tank Pew Research Center.
Researchers analyzed reporting from major TV networks and newspapers during the first 60 days of the five most recent presidencies and found that only 19% of Biden stories were negative. By comparison, 62% of stories on former President Donald Trump were negative.