One of President Biden’s battles right now is against perceptions: economic danger, a never-ending pandemic, and his own political weakness. In recent speeches, he is making rebuttals and trying to change perception.
For example, on Wednesday, he gently skewered the news media: “If you’ve seen the news recently, you might think the shelves in all of our stores are empty. across the country, that parents won’t be able to get presents for them. kids… But here’s the deal: For much of the country, that’s not what’s happening.”
He took a similar tone on Monday when he told Americans about Omicron and said it was “not a cause for panic” – a subtle response to some panic initial reactions. for variant news.
Fox deformation field
I know I’m a record holder on this, but media coverage of Biden is crucial to understanding Biden’s presidency. For example, Fox streamed Biden’s lunchtime speech on Wednesday, but Newsmax did not. Host John Bachman said (while interviewing Seb Gorka) that “we’re watching” the speech, but “I can’t watch this guy squint into the camera from a distance and say to us, you know, lying too, so I’m going to spare that audience. You know, he’s talking about supply chains here, but I want to come back to this with vaccines.” And then Bachman is passionate about counterpoint talking points.
One of the banners on “Hannity” on Wednesday night – in response to the aforementioned speech – said “DOWNLOAD BIDEN AD SUPPLY CHRISTMAS.” Another said, “WANT TO DEMS RELATED TO DECISION AND DIFFERENTIAL FOR TRYING AND PROFESSIONAL SELLING.” That’s a lot of D!
The strain field is shown very clearly through Omicron. Biden has said several times this week that the country will fight Covid “not with shutdowns or shutdowns” but with widespread vaccinations, testing and more. The words “no shutdown or door lock” were included in his public appearances. He couldn’t have been more clear. However, Tucker Carlson told his fan base on Wednesday that “the Biden administration is once again locking down the country” in response to the new variation. One of Carlson’s banners says “POWER-HUNGRY DEMS WILL ADDITION ONLY LOCKDOWNS.” So the president says A, but Fox says the president is doing Z. Is there any remedy for such misinformation?
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