Media empowers elected Democratic officials to say whatever they want
Elected Democratic officials enjoy privileged political lives when it comes to most media coverage, which has resulted in the empowerment to say whatever they want without receiving pushback or criticism.
The most recent example of Democratic privilege comes out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where Mayor Ed Gainey is forcing city employees to get fully vaccinated by July 29 or face employment termination. The same Mayor Gainey said the following on June 24:
Abortion is healthcare and denying the right to bodily autonomy of women, trans men, non-binary, and disabled people in America is stripping them of their fundamental right to privacy. We must ensure that people can make decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures and all of us must recommit ourselves to the work of making America more just and equal for everyone.
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey
The irony is powerful and is evidence that the mayor of Pittsburgh doesn’t need to be concerned about issuing conflicting statements. Left-leaning media outlets are unable or unwilling to think critically when it comes to reporting on left-leaning elected officials.
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Another recent example is President Biden’s abortion speech which labeled efforts to protect life as “extremist.”
This is a moment, the moment, a moment to restore the rights that have been taken away from us and the moment to protect our nation from an extremist agenda.
President Joe Biden
Where is the media pushback or critical reporting on Biden’s statement? If efforts to protect the lives of the unborn can so easily be labeled as extremist by the government, the government will feel empowered to label just about anything they don’t like as extremist activity.