“Snigger of the weekend,” mentioned our Brent Baker concerning the clip on CNN’s Dependable Sources the place CNN.com columnist and former Cosmopolitan bomb-thrower Jill Filipovic argued this with a straight face:
Republican presidents have an “total right-wing media equipment that helps them,” however the so-called “mainstream media” simply “interrogate whoever is in energy.”
The topic was Washington Publish reporter Seung Min Kim being abused by the left on Twitter for asking questions of a Republican senator that they perceived as damaging Biden’s budget-director nominee Neera Tanden:
STELTER: Jill, this concept that liberals are getting offended on the press for the essential job of reporting, this isn’t brand-new, however that is going to be a difficulty going ahead, I feel.
FILIPOVIC: It’s. And, in fact, it has been extremely irritating and disheartening to see self-identified liberals attacking the press usually after which attacking a feminine reporter in such racist and sexist phrases. I feel what it displays is that this actual frustration with the asymmetries that any Democratic president goes to must cope with in the case of press protection.
Republican presidents have a complete proper wing media equipment that helps them. When a Democrat is in cost, that equipment is on the assault. After which the mainstream media, locations like CNN, locations like The Washington Publish and The New York Occasions, they interrogate whoever is in energy. In order that they’re additionally going to be holding a Democratic president to a better degree of accountability and transparency.
And so, I feel for lots of parents on the left, that seems like it’s unfair.
She added “You possibly can’t then ask the mainstream press to go simpler on the Biden administration even when the Biden administration is extra clear, extra trustworthy and extra competent than the administration earlier than it.”
Trump was handled each day as a harmful racist menace to democracy, whereas Biden is being coated as….the trustworthy and competent man fixing every thing Trump tousled. He cannot be “interrogated,” since he hasn’t submitted himself to a press convention, opting as a substitute for soft-focus puffballs from Individuals journal.
Stelter was so impressed with Filipovic that he greeted an earlier level by saying “Good!” He started the present by raging that Fox Information and Fox Enterprise had talked concerning the gender controversy over Mr. Potato Head 35 occasions, and fussed concerning the Disney-Plus streaming service placing a content material warning on outdated episodes of The Muppet Present.
FILIPOVIC: while you hear Republicans discuss Mr. Potato Head and the Muppets and cancel tradition as this sort of pretext, we’re speaking about left wing assaults on the normal household, I feel what we actually is that Democrats and progressives are those on the market proposing precise legislative options that will assist to resolve the issues that households, conventional or not, within the U.S. are going through.
STELTER: Good. Very effectively mentioned, and I want I had mentioned it that means within the very starting of the present.
Media evaluation on CNN. @JillFilipovic: Repubs “discuss abt Mr. Potato head and Muppets” as pretext for left wing assaults on conventional household, we miss how “Dems and progressives are…on the market proposing precise legislative options.” @BrianStelter: “Good. Very effectively mentioned.” pic.twitter.com/rm8tQokkBS
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) February 28, 2021