President Biden’s Administration has been working with major media outlets “behind the scenes” to “Help reshape coverage” on the economic crisis, as reported by CNN.
The White House has been “briefing major news networks over the past week” while “discussing trends with media networks that relate to job creation, supply chains, economic growth and more,” CNN stated, citing an anonymous source.
The administration has said that “the nation’s economy is in a lot better shape than it was in 2020.” CNN reported the discussions have “been productive, with news anchors, producers and reporters getting to talk with White House officials.”
Some news in @ReliableSources: Senior White House and admin officials have been holding briefings with major newsrooms over past week as they try to reshape economic coverage. https://t.co/s3tNP28Lae pic.twitter.com/REvVzLKlXv
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 7, 2021
Dana Milbank, a Washington Post columnist stated Friday that the Biden Administration has gotten “unrelenting negative” news coverage when compared to former Pres. Donald Trump.
“The findings … have confirmed my fears: My colleagues in the news are serving as accessories to the murder of our democracy,” Milbank wrote. “After a short time of slightly positive news coverage in the first three months of the 2021, Pres. Joe Biden’s press for the last four months has been about as bad as – and for a while worse than – the news coverage former President Donald Trump had received for the same four months of last year.”
“Sure, President Biden has had his fair share of troubles, with Afghanistan, inflation and the delta variant,” Milbank continued. “But America’s economy is rebounding quiet impressively, he has signed major legislation, and he has restored a certain measure of calm, decency and respect for democratic institutions.”
A new CBS News/YouGov survey found that three out of 10 people think the nation is doing “somewhat okay” under Pres. Biden. The president received a higher disapproval rating when he was polled on the economy, race relations, immigration and inflation.
The news coverage of Joe Biden’s first 100 days as president were “modestly more on the negative side than positive,” according to a Pew Research Center study.
Some people may see this cooperation between the media and the Biden Administration as a democratic strategy to trick the American people into believing Biden’s failures are not as bad as they seem, while others see it as a way to help Americans view the future of the country in a more positive light.
Author: Scott Dowdy