Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Media Malfeasance, Sins of Omission Version

Today has been a busy day for me- I've been packing books, washing laundry, shredding documents, and cleaning furniture in the course of my ongoing move to an apartment six blocks away. As I typically do, I am listening to the radi-adi-o while working. I'm listening to the "liberal" NPR's coverage of the appointment of public education foe Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary and never once was it mentioned that she was related to the theocratic, right-wing founder of major multi-level marketing company which has engaged in shady business practices.

This is all part and parcel of the normalization of extreme right-wing viewpoints and their proponents. DeVos and her family are far out of the mainstream, but this is completely elided by even the "liberal" media.

All things considered, except for the wholesale looting of the country.


mikey said...

The ideology totally gets a pass. Not clear if the corruption will or not. But it is their bumbling incompetence that will ultimately be their undoing...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

but this is completely elided by even the "liberal" media.

Even the "liberal" media is well-paid to make sure The Left (anyone close to where FDR was) never gets any power.