The country’s hedonistic corporate media is fundamentally broken, and nothing demonstrated that fact better than the unhinged reaction to President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
No excited crowds, no smiling supporters and all those masks helped to project some very despotic imagery, which matched the authoritarian rhetoric that those who counted the votes in November told us ascended Biden to the presidency.
That presidency will presumably deliver many threats to the rights of people who want to live their lives in freedom by making their own decisions.
Millions of Americans simply want to speak without being muzzled by leftist tech geeks, attend their respective religious services and preserve their rights to protect themselves and their families.
Democrats want to take away individual gun rights, expand abortion access, offer amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and cancel church services for ornery Americans while they can worship at the altar of social justice.
Sadly, the reporters who are tasked with telling us the truth about matters of extreme importance celebrated Biden as if he were a deity on Wednesday.
As Bill D’Agostino of the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters blog wrote, “It’s not as though anyone actually expected TV newsrooms across America to cover today’s inauguration objectively. But boy, did they lay it on thick.”
The MRC put together a reel of some of the lowlights from Wednesday:
We’re on Day 1 of the Biden administration, and the media are already tripping over themselves to praise and gush over Joe Biden.
Here’s just some of the worst of the media’s overt adulation. pic.twitter.com/RCFa2HmHfe
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) January 20, 2021
But the establishment media’s so-called journalists were also flocking to social media to share their collective jubilation:
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 20, 2021
Took a nap and woke up to a White House briefing where questions were being addressed honestly and the media wasn’t being attacked. I must be dreaming. pic.twitter.com/hEzTIZmsYE
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) January 21, 2021
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) January 20, 2021
“It’s a majestic day… there’s a cleansing, there’s an air of cleansing today.”
John King on CNN, on why today is “a testament to voting, a testament to the system.” pic.twitter.com/e6M0bwlgBX
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 20, 2021
Will Biden and Harris ruin their first week with crowd size dramas and voter fraud lies? No, almost certainly not. Will anti-Democratic media outlets stir up faux-scandals that muddy the first week anyway? Yes, almost certainly. And so it begins… https://t.co/SHyFMGX3XQ
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 20, 2021
I’ve witnessed some historical moments over the last decade, and more frequently, I’ve seen politicians try to force significance.
They speak in *that voice*. They take those pauses. They think people care when they don’t.
Today felt like actual history, actual importance.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 20, 2021
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) January 20, 2021
MSNBC’s Heilemann (@Jheil): What “was so striking to me about today [was] the sight of the Clintons and the Bushes and the Obamas — The Avengers, the Marvel superheroes back up there together all in one place.”
Adds that Biden speech neared Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural. pic.twitter.com/dSQJnmhSIo
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 20, 2021
This is once again a country that self confidently believes in itself.
— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) January 20, 2021
One of the simple enduring images of the day: Kamala Harris’s hair blowing in the wind as she took the oath. No one with longer hair (in other words: a woman) has ever taken the oath of office outside at the Capitol before, because she’s the first woman to ever do it
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) January 21, 2021
Watching CNN and hearing @KateBennett_DC tell me that Joe Biden is wearing Ralph Lauren today is exactly the type of stunningly normal—and boring—details that seems to have my blood pressure dropping by the hour today.
— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) January 20, 2021
The establishment media’s love affair with Biden is only beginning. The same media that never gave President Donald Trump a chance — and ignored his accomplishments while demonizing his supporters — will almost certainly spend Biden’s term protecting and defending all things government.
When your only religion is government, apparently a Democrat’s inauguration is a lot like Easter. In all my time around the establishment media and its reporters, I’ve met very few people who didn’t hold Christians, conservatives or other non-leftists in open contempt.
These are, far and wide, very troubled people who in many cases raise dogs and cats as children and wake up at 2 a.m. to chase stories and later lie about them on television or online.
The rot is top to bottom, as is evident by these sickening reactions to the pageantry in the country’s capital Wednesday. While an inauguration in and of itself is something to celebrate, what the country’s activist media did was uncork the bottle to celebrate its own success after years of combat.
On Wednesday, most reporters began a new chapter in their lives, which is to see them operating as the de facto state media for a Democratic White House and Congress.
The vast media apparatus collectively took a break from its Trump derangement syndrome, and we saw that many of these people are capable of making gracious statements and conveying a sense of humility — just as long as it’s toward someone with whom they agree.
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.