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John Whitehouse @existentialfish
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All of the evening news broadcasts are leading with what Republicans want as the top story.

Meanwhile, they did not air a single health care segment for all of 2018.
This same thing happened in 2014, when these shows covered Ebola for just before the election ... right before it magically stopped being an issue
It is no secret what's going on here. They're quite open about it on Fox News.
Here's the NBC segment. Watch how little time and emphasis they give to noting that Trump's claim is a total lie. (And then frame the migrants as taking on Trump personally, for some reason)
Here's ABC. They repeat twice that Trump's claim has no evidence, but take at face value apparently Trump's claim that this is a national emergency.
CBS teased a segment about the midterms, before going to a full segment on the caravan. They framed it as one of Trump's talking points for the rally tonight.
CBS in a subsequent segment portrayed Trump's lie as him "ramping up the rhetoric on immigration." They then interviewed two people in MAGA hats before airing one line about Democrats hoping Trump's remarks backfire.
And let's say you disagree with me on the characterization of these segments. Fine. The newscasts are still making a categorical error in giving it this much attention. Just because Trump tweets something does not make it the top story.
They can't even agree where the caravan is headed and yet it's still the top story.
and trump's bragging about his strategy working.
he's bragging that his lie is working…
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