WATCH: MRC video criticizes media for copying Democratic talking points on election law coverage
The conservative Media Research Center (MRC) released a video on Wednesday denouncing the mainstream media for adopting Democratic talking points when reporting on various state voting laws backed by Republicans.
The MRC video also criticized the positive coverage of the Democrats-backed For the People Act, saying partisan journalists had “given up on news coverage” and were selling the bill saying Democrats wanted to protect voting rights.
“News media are supposed to be about current affairs, not political orientation. But too much of what you see on so-called news channels these days are just cheap partisan talking points. designed to push a narrative rather than to inform objectively, ”he added. said the narrator of the MRC.
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, states have adopted various new techniques to give people more opportunities to vote while minimizing in-person contact, although some critics have called it potentially insecure. Some examples were unattended drop boxes and increased mail voting.
“So now states are set to update their rules to ensure that only eligible voters vote. And, of course, Democrats claim these new rule changes are Republican-motivated restrictions and deletions. racist, ”the video reads.
“Instead of calling out Democrats for their shameless hyperbole, the news media are helping them discredit any rule aimed at securing the elections,” he added, before showing a video montage of various reporters and presenters. various networks referring to Republicans. bills supported as “voter suppression” and “restrictive” laws.
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“So obviously there is a model here and of course her tone is pretty negative,” the video said after editing.
The video went on to compare the negative coverage of Republican bills to the positive excess of the For the People Act, which she called “the Democrats’ federal takeover.”
“Here we have a plethora of election laws passed in state chambers across the country by popularly elected lawmakers. To a small group of liberals in Washington, DC, overriding all of this on a purely partisan vote would seem extremely undemocratic, but that’s not how the media sell it. They want viewers to think Democrats are just trying to protect voters’ rights, “the narrator said before playing another montage of presenters and Mainstream reporters claiming the bill would protect “access to the vote” and “voting rights.”
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“All this muscular coverage comes down to another example of the whole problem with the media. That is, partisan journalists have given up on news coverage in favor of propaganda and political advocacy. is why viewers need to make sure they’re getting all sides of the story, not just one-sided rhetoric, ”he said.