Biden's Trip Shatters The Media Myth Of The Moderate Republican
President Biden's trip to Ukraine has caused the myth that the mainstream media likes to push of the moderate Republican to get shattered.
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The mainstream media strongly pushes the idea of the reasonable Republican who wants to work across the aisle with Democrats.
It is true that President Biden had been able to achieve bipartisan success in his first two years in office because there are some issues where some Democrats and some Republicans can come together to form a consensus.
However, the corporate press perceives the United States as a center-right nation and is constantly on the lookout for members of Congress who fit that role.
For the purpose of this piece, we’ll call it the John McCain role.
John McCain voted with Donald Trump 83% of the time. Yet, McCain had a carefully cultivated image of being an independent maverick. Out of fairness, McCain did stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in late-night dramatic fashion, and that one vote is what his legislative legacy is most known for.
McCain had a carefully cultivated image as a moderate that the media helped him maintain, but it wasn’t real.
This trend has continued even after the passing of Sen. McCain, as the media found a new batch of Republicans to hold up as moderates.
However, as we’ll talk about below, President Biden’s trip to Ukraine has exposed some of these fake moderates and their media personas.
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