1/x Conservatives constantly rage about "liberal media bias" but when you see the material they call journalism, it's much, much more biased. Here's a great example from a RedState article covering the doomed CA gubernatorial recall campaign of a state rep with no chance
Recalling Gavin Newsome has never polled more than 40%. The guy who just launched his campaign has no chance of becoming governor. But according to RedState, "Hope Is Calling in the Air." WTF?

It's absurd in both political and grammatical terms. realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2021/go…!
The article doesn't mention the Newsom polls at all. But the author does make sure to quote from her colleague claiming that "There’s an air of hopefulness I haven’t seen in a while."

Sounds like delusions.

Here's the link if you have time to kill: redstate.com/jenniferoo/202…
The article is just pure propaganda. Including paragraphs like this.

It's, sadly, very typical. The main reason why more liberals are in the media than conservatives is that conservative content producers are not actual journalists. They'd be fired if they were to try. /end
It's frustrating. RW activists operate from a Leninist worldview in which everyone else is evil.

They think that everyone acts in bad faith, when in reality it's just them.

In their minds, a "fair" media is one that's flagrantly biased toward the GOP

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1/x If you really want to see how things are in GOP politics, don't listen to talking head shows, just read the articles at Townhall written by party loyalists who want sore loser Trump to go away & then scroll down to the comments.

Let's take a look: townhall.com/tipsheet/rebec…
The article in question, by @RebeccaRoseGold, is a fairly neutral writeup for the crybaby speech the exprez delivered. It was massively triggering to the supposedly "tough" and "manly" Townhall audience.

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