As President Biden demonstrated in his first press conference, it is once again cool to call your political opponents “non-Americans” and, better yet, the New York Times won’t accuse you of questioning your opponent’s patriotism, but will brag about the smear by endorsing the front page title. And speaking of titles, The temperature will do anything to defend the far left For the People Act while cracking down on Republicans as racists for other ideas.
In friday Times‘main slot, banner headline came out of President Biden’s first-ever press conference after hailing Georgia election law as racist: “Biden slashes GOP on’ non-US ‘offers to limit voting rights . ” It’s clear the Times didn’t care (and still don’t care) about doing their homework (with stories like here and here serving as strong alternatives).
Under this banner, journalist Nick Corasaniti once again portrayed Georgian law in a grim light: “Georgia Republicans pass wide sidewalks on access to ballot boxes. The title of the landing page was no better: “Georgia Republicans Pass Broad Voting Restrictions As Critics Quote ‘Jim Crow’.” Bold on that same page was this quote from a Democratic state senator: “It’s like a Christmas tree of goodies for voter suppression.”
Democratic legislation in Congress received much more favorable coverage from the same journalists. Thursday Times the front page featured two related main articles grouped together under the flattering banner, Democrats start pushing for biggest expansion of voting since the 1960s. “
Journalist Nicholas Fandos defended the For the People Act under the headline Attacking Republican Opposition with “Divisions and False Claims at Hearing,” which included this blurb:
It was the start of a fierce battle by Senate Democrats, who have called what they call the law for the people as the modern day civil rights imperative, to overcome divisions within their own ranks and work around the republican opposition to have it adopted by law. This could force them to change Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster, once used by segregationists to block civil rights measures in the 1960s.
Filtration was also used by well-known racists Barack Obama and Joe Biden himself when they were senators. Now they both claim that the filibuster is (again) a “relic of Jim Crow.”
Corasaniti also reported under an unflattering headline, similar to Stacey Abrams, on Thursday’s front page, that the “GOP aims to seize state voting leversAnd that misleading title from the landing page: “To Keep Power, State Republicans Push for Election Control.” “
Corasaniti configured it to sound sinister (click on “develop”):
In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential turmoil, electoral officials Georgia, from the Secretary of State’s office to county councils, found themselves in a completely unexpected situation: They must have acted as one of the last lines of defense against a wave of efforts by a sitting president and his influential allies to overthrow the will of the voters.
Now the State Republicans are trying to strip these officials of their power.
Buried in an avalanche of voting restrictions currently plaguing the Georgia Statehouse are measures that would give GOP lawmakers considerable influence over voting mechanisms and fundamentally alter state election governance. The bill, which could wipe out the House as early as Thursday and is expected to pass the Senate next week, would allow state lawmakers to take control of county electoral councils and erode the power of the secretary of state’s office .