Vainness Truthful pulled again the curtain a bit on how the media will cowl Republicans within the 2024 presidential election cycle, attacking Ron DeSantis’ alternative of saying his marketing campaign by means of Twitter chief Elon Musk, whom they evaluate to former KKK grand wizard David Duke.
Let the unhinged stupidity video games start!
Bess Levin, a politics correspondent for Vanity Fair whose bio self-describes her as “a necessary voice of our present tragicomedy,” grew to become the tragicomedy with a five-paragraph diatribe criticizing the DeSantis-Musk announcement.
The headline alone indicators a degree of petty ignorance one would count on from an ill-informed baby:
Report: Ron DeSantis Will Formally Announce His 2024 Bid With Elon Musk, As a result of Apparently David Duke Wasn’t Out there
“He’s stated to be planning to formally soar into the 2024 race throughout a dialog on Twitter with Elon Musk, as a result of apparently different neo-Nazi sympathizers weren’t accessible,” ol’ Bess writes, as a result of apparently precise journalists weren’t accessible.
That is within the “information” part of Vainness Truthful—a paper I had as soon as dreamt of writing for. And I’m appalled.
Notice phrases like: “David Duke Wasn’t Out there” & “Different Neo-Nazi sympathizers weren’t accessible.” These are phrases being thrown round wildly and irresponsibly—like little… pic.twitter.com/FhIj9Dt6v3
— 🚨 Katherine Brodsky (@mysteriouskat) May 24, 2023
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Vainness Truthful Smears Elon Musk and Ron DeSantis with David Duke Blast
The Vainness Truthful smear of Musk as David Duke is a thinly veiled swipe on the Republican candidate himself and his associations. They’ve performed this repeatedly over time with Trump.
They compelled the previous President to repeatedly denounce Duke but nonetheless continued to faux he hadn’t. They’ll little question do the identical to DeSantis and Trump this election cycle.
It’s a sneak peek into the truth that these pondering DeSantis will probably be handled any extra kindly by the media than Donald Trump – as a result of he’s supposedly the extra level-headed candidate – are merely fooling themselves.
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“Anyway, simply as a reminder, a DeSantis presidency is as horrible a prospect as a Trump one,” Levin provides to her column. Astonishing – there at the moment are two Hitlers operating for President?!
She was summarily ripped to shreds on social media.
Enterprise capital founder David Sacks wrote, “The media has misplaced its thoughts.”
The media has misplaced its thoughts. pic.twitter.com/j9awsApaY2
— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) May 24, 2023
True, however that occurred an extended, very long time in the past. Truly, nevermind. You’ll be able to’t lose what you by no means had.
Musk himself chimed in suggesting the Vainness Truthful article evaluating him to David Duke was so ridiculous that it needed to be satire.
Seems like Babylon Bee has some competitors for satire
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 24, 2023
Christina Pushaw of DeSantis’ speedy response group additionally fired again.
“They’re shedding their place as gatekeepers … they usually can’t deal with it,” she tweeted.
They’re shedding their place as gatekeepers … they usually can’t deal with it. https://t.co/abDoPpgIIm
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) May 24, 2023
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Whined Over DeSantis Not Giving Them Entry
Pushaw’s evaluation may very well be spot on. Vainness Truthful’s David Duke smear could also be little greater than bitterness.
Left-wing media retailers like this have been brazenly fretting that Republicans are going to close them out throughout the 2024 election cycle.
“GOP politicians are more and more shirking sit-down interviews, barring journalists from 2022 occasions, and skipping debates — an aversion to media scrutiny that would upend how the subsequent presidential election cycle is roofed,” Vainness Truthful wrote.
Republicans “are more and more shirking sit-down interviews, barring journalists from 2022 occasions, and skipping debates—an aversion to media scrutiny that would upend how the subsequent presidential election cycle is roofed,” writes @charlottetklein https://t.co/sCndzbyQQQ
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) July 26, 2022
Odd. There wasn’t a lot outrage over an ‘aversion to media scrutiny’ when the present face of the Democrat Celebration, President Biden, consistently avoided sit-down interviews, perpetually denigrated networks that may provide scrutiny, and spent a lot of his 2020 marketing campaign locked in a basement.
For years, GOP lawmakers and politicians have made themselves accessible to far-left media retailers reminiscent of MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Publish, and the New York Occasions to call just a few.
Why would any certainly one of them of their proper thoughts give credence to an outlet like Vainness Truthful which is prepared to check Musk and/or DeSantis to David Duke?
President Biden introduced his 2024 re-election marketing campaign in a three-minute YouTube video. There was no snarky commentary from Bess Levin evaluating him to his “pal” and “mentor,” the late Senator Robert Byrd, a one-time high officer within the Ku Klux Klan.
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