Oh give me a break, Steve Kelley, with your snowflake whining and crying about a “liberal media” being Biden’s lapdog.
The fact that one candidate keeps swinging and missing and getting maimed by self-inflicted wounds and the other keeps hitting them out of the park does NOT mean one is getting soft balls or there is some kind of “liberal media.” It means one has his eye on the ball and is a competent player and the other is clearly out of his league.
NO! There is NO “LIBERAL MEDIA.” The idea of the “liberal” media is a MYTH — a lie — concocted by the Republican Trumpubli-puppets at Faux “News.”
All of the mass media — every TV outlet, cable or internet provider, radio station or newspaper, no exceptions — is owned by very wealthy elitist corporations or individuals, and they get to dictate content. Not “liberal” media, but CORPORATE CONservative “media.”
ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post and, yes, CNN are all owned by very wealthy individuals, corporations and special interests. THEY ARE THERE TO PROTECT THEIR ELITIST PRIVILEGE. THEY ARE CONSERVATIVE.
But at least they do aspire to some basic normative standards for balanced, objective news coverage. But, to the extent that it comes down to protecting the bottom line, THEY ARE WEALTHY BILLIONAIRES and their bias is protecting their elitist privilege. THAT IS NOT LEFTIST.
They may be liberal on some social issues, and support basic competence in government as preferable to incompetent blowhards (and some individual reporters and commentators may be individually liberal — after all, they are working people), but their corporate bosses (who get to set operational policy and editorial viewpoint) are extremely conservative on matters of fiscal and economic policy as they seek to protect their elite status and continue their class warfare against working people. (If you ever doubt this, look at how any newspaper covers a strike by its own workers.)