And in all that time that I've been politically conscious, as a Democrat and now disgruntled Republican-- in all that time that I've watched the mainstream media, I can't remember Republicans ever winning a Presidential debate, or a pre-election poll.
In 30+ years of watching the MSM I've apparently never seen our military perform honorably in a theatre of war.
The Media, since I've been paying attention, have yet to understand the definition of hypocrisy, thinking that any Republican with the temerity to uphold the Good, and who falls or falters in their quest of same, is a hypocrite. And yet Democrats who knowingly vote against their conscience, mock what is pure, and obfuscate any attempt to contrast their actions with their words are called clever, glib, articulate.
For the better part of a generation, I've never seen a Republican statesman praised or credited for any policy, plan, or legislative action. Any success is grudgingly reported with a thousand caveats and calls for caution.
I've never seen, in 30 years of watching closely, a disgraced Democrat resign as a matter of honor, to preserve the dignity of his Party. And I've never seen the MSM villify a Democrat for such self-serving behavior.
If I only watched the MSM, I would have to believe that Democrat politicians never lie and Republicans always do.
And that the MSM has never seen a Democratic judge rig an election, throw out votes, deny military votes, extend voting hours, or disallow dead voters. And if they have seen such a thing, well, it was just an attempt to provide equal access to the disenfranchised.
In 30 years of watching the MSM, I've rarely seen Capitalism lift entire groups of people out of poverty.
And I would have to believe that there was never a negative consequence of our selling technology to China, relinquising the Panama Canal (now overrun by the Chinese), or pandering to the Iranians after they held Americans as hostages for years.
I suppose I have to believe, also, that Nancy Pelosi's House is qualified to manage $700 billion dollars without any oversight or accountability.
I get it, now.
And yet, incredibly, we've had 20 years of Republican Presidents voted into office in these last 30 years or so. No wonder the MSM believes The United States is evil: it we just don't listen to them.
But when we listen for ourselves, this is what we hear:
(*Yes, I understand the meaning of hyperbole. I've watched hurricane reporting.)