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Sunday, March 03, 2019

Sunday Morning Post (V.1, #6): Media Similarities

For all of the bloviating back and forth about fake news and real news, we should probably recognize the subtle nuances between the two media sides in America. One gravitates to coverage for the left side of the political sphere of influence, while the other sucks up to the right.  Of course, they will emphasize and cover different stories, or concentrate on different angles of the same story.  Yet underneath we should see that their sub-contexts of their coverage, save for a difference in punctuation, are basically the same.

Let’s compare two major non-print news outlets and their seemingly different attitudes towards one news subject during a normal weekly news cycle: The President of the United States.

MSNBC (Morning Joe, Hardball, etc.)

Monday: OMG! He’s still President?

Tuesday: OMG! He’s still President?

Wednesday: OMG! He’s still President?

And so on, and so on, and so on...

Fox News (Fox and Friends, Hannity, ad nauseum)

Monday: OMG! He’s still President!

Tuesday: OMG! He’s still President!

Wednesday: OMG! He’s still President!


Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…

MSNBC does a good job of highlighting the Democratic majority in Congress to investigate the corruption in the current administration.    

Fox News seems clearly focused on fomenting civil war among the President’s base.

Sad.

In other words, there’s more than one way to see the WTF nuance of the same thing.  Of course, the bad news is that this phenomenon may continue for the foreseeable future.


(Thank you for reading.  We may see 
impeachment yet!)

5 Comments:

Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Clever post, LOL! Canadian news coverage of Trump seeks to be objective but often the underlying subtext is "How fucked up is the USA these days?" and "Glad we live here!"

March 3, 2019 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Raybeard said...

Our main channels providing us with mews, BBC & ITV, tend to go shtum when it comes to criticising the current American administration, and POTUS in particular, for fear of jeopardising that unique 'special relationship' nonsense which we're STILL all expected to fall for. We have to read between the lines to eke out any negativity, if it's there at all.
(Btw: Ask most Americans which country do they feel they have a 'special relationship' with and, according to a recent poll, top answer would be 'Israel' - others, including Canada and even France, would come before the U.K. But we British do like to give ourselves pride of place when it comes to thinking how much the world admires us. Many even think that the British Empire at its peak was and still is, universally respected. Sheesh!

My own preferred news channel, the independently-minded 'Channel 4' is much more upfront with its willingness to take a dig at Tr*mp and his cronies.

I do still watch daily excerpts from your own news channels, as well as satirical shows incl. Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, TYT and several more. They give me an insight which the big two British TV channels would steer clear from, where we'd have to look to our own stand-up comedians to fill in the gaps, but with you it's all there for us to see, right before your face and bang up-to-date.

March 3, 2019 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you, Debra. We must be an international embarrassment by now.

Thank you Raybeard. I concentrated on the two biggest (in my mind) proponents of the liberal and conservative viewpoints. Sometimes it's all too much and overwhelming.

March 6, 2019 at 5:15 AM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

Bloviate! What a great word! and so apt.
Alas, I don't have much faith in impeachment or Mueller the Messiah. The gleeful demise of Trump sounds more and more like Castro's demise.

March 9, 2019 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Death by Big Mac? I suppose it is a possibility, Spo.

March 10, 2019 at 11:51 AM  

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