Press Forsakes First Amendment Obligation

Asheville – So is it just me, or does it appear that the media covers Biden differently than they cover Trump? Let me start by saying this isn’t about Democrats or Republicans; get over yourselves. This is about the media – my industry and how they are doing their jobs.

Where should we start with where I think the media is doing their job differently than the previous four years? Should it be how many times do you have to fall up the stairs to Air Force One before the press starts calling for doctors to look into his physical ability to hold office? How many verbal gaffes before the press calls for doctors to look into Biden’s cognitive levels to hold office? I think if Trump had made these same stumbles and gaffes, the press would be screaming for the 25th Amendment to be invoked.

For those who don’t know what the 25th Amendment is, I’ll let Wikipedia explain: “It clarifies that the vice president becomes president if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, and establishes how a vacancy in the office of the vice president can be filled. It also provides for the temporary transfer of the president’s powers and duties to the vice president, either on the initiative of the president alone or on the initiative of the vice president together with a majority of the president’s cabinet. In either case, the vice president becomes acting president until the presidential powers and duties are returned to the president.”

What about Biden’s strange behavior toward girls and women. Before his election, in a “Got You” hit piece just before the election, a recording of Trump saying in a “locker room talk” moment, grabbing women in an inappropriate place, and the press was all over it. Don’t expect me to defend Trump’s action, but as a guy that was in locker rooms, this wouldn’t be the first time I’ve heard this kind of talk. But as they say, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? Go to youtube.com and search “creepy Biden” or “Biden and girls.” Enough said, except by the press about his behavior. Again, this isn’t about Republicans or Democrats, but the press coverage of the two men in the highest office in the land.

What about how long it took Biden to hold his first press conference? The blunders he made during that press conference and in other verbal comments? The scripted way he called on reporters and the scripted answers he gave? How about no State of the Union address? Now, what if Trump did this?

Remember the CNN reporter who stood to ask questions and would not sit down after repeatedly being asked to sit down by Trump? Could you imagine a reporter doing that to Biden?

No, the press has a clear bias and there are no two ways about it. The media’s job is to advocate for the American people to ask the hard questions of both parties. When the press starts advocating for one side or the other and not for the truth, the American people lose, and the press forsakes their First Amendment obligation.

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