Fox Information, One America Information and NewsMax aren’t conventional “information” organizations, however they certainly qualify as “semi-official celebration organs” since they promote narratives that demonize Democrats and nurture Republicans.
Mainstream cable networks CNN and MSNBC make a higher effort to comply with conventional journalistic requirements, however too usually they’ve gave the impression of Democratic critics of the GOP.
Jensen’s description of media bias within the Eighties and early Eighteen Nineties rings notably true:
“The information was nearly as biased because the editorials. The weaknesses of the opposition grew into deadly flaws, their blunders magnified into heinous crimes in opposition to American liberties, and their insurance policies metamorphosed into evil designs of conspiratorial juntas. The editor’s personal celebration hardly ever stumbled, its ideas remained ever pure and self-evident, its rallies had been uniformly crowded to the rafters (whereas the opposition inevitably suffered poor attendance), and the celebration was all the time marching to victory. When victory did come it was attributable to sound ideas, superior group, invincible management, and the essential good sense of the individuals. If perchance an election introduced defeat, the causes had been unnatural: heavy rains downstate, overconfidence or treachery within the ranks, vile frauds on the polling locations, or depraved deception by the enemy.”
The response of Trump loyalists to the 2020 outcomes duplicates what Jensen described was occurring 130 years in the past. To many Republicans, solely “vile frauds on the polling locations” might have resulted in Trump’s defeat.