The Biden team is “not happy” about the corporate media’s coverage of the economy and supply chain breakdowns and has been meeting with corporate news executives in a bid to “reshape” the media’s narratives.
“The White House, not happy with the news media’s coverage of the supply chain and economy, has been working behind the scenes trying to reshape coverage in its favor,” CNN’s Oliver Darcy reported Monday in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter.
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
“Senior White House and admin officials — including NEC Deputy Directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, along with Ports Envoy John Porcari — have been briefing major newsrooms over the past week, a source tells me.”
Darcy tried to spin the corrupt government-media collusion as “productive.”
“The officials have been discussing with newsrooms trends pertaining to job creation, economic growth, supply chains, and more. The basic argument that has been made: That the country’s economy is in much better shape than it was last year. I’m told the conversations have been productive, with anchors and reporters and producers getting to talk with the officials…” Darcy claimed.
Given the corporate media – including CNN – have already been favorably covering Biden despite tanking approval ratings, many users on Twitter dragged Biden and the MSM for openly formulating state-run propaganda.
Sounds like state-run media to me.
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) December 7, 2021
keep covering the stories with a pillow until they stop moving
— Tipping Odds Podcast. Mitch (@TippingOddsLV) December 7, 2021
N Korea does the same thing with Thier media
— Josh/Seattle (@Josh_Seattle1) December 7, 2021
So you’re actively trying to manipulate us and the narratives??? Sounds great
— Brandon (@BrandonF42069) December 7, 2021
The corporate media’s collusion with the Biden administration is a clear breach of journalistic ethics.
The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics calls for journalists to “Deny favored treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage.”