Corporate Liberal Media Propaganda and Joe Biden

Source: Common Dreams
by Jeff Cohen

“One of the conceits of MSNBC-watching liberals is that (while Fox News serves up a steady stream of propaganda) they are getting the straight news from MSNBC. One of the hallmarks of propaganda is selective outrage. Fox News generally defends the superwealthy (the ‘job-creators’) and their tax cuts, but is outraged by one particular billionaire: Democratic-donor George Soros. At MSNBC, there is outrage over rich rightwing donors and Russian oligarchs, but not so much over powerful U.S. oligarchs, especially if they lean Democratic. Another hallmark of propaganda is selective facts. Fox News cherry-picks video clips and factoids to portray President Biden as a weakling who is captive of his party’s left wing or the Chinese Communist Party, or both. He’s not. On MSNBC, he’s portrayed as a transformative agent of change, sometimes as the second coming of FDR. He’s not that either.” (09/13/23)