Accuracy in Media

New York Times reporter Matt Flegenheimer wrote a biased analysis of Democratic electoral strategy, calling the progressive base full of “righteous anger.”

“It is one thing for Mr. Avenatti, the party’s telegenic anti-Trump id, to seize this kind of rhetorical real estate,” Flegenheimer wrote. “But increasingly, much of the Democratic establishment seems to be marching that way, too, channeling the righteous anger of the progressive base.”

Flegenheimer also mentioned allegations of sexual assault against President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh without mentioning that none of the allegations have been proven in courts–the standard for the rule of law in America.

“Going high, these Democrats say, got them a Trump administration and minority status in Congress,” Flegenheimer wrote. “Going high got them a Supreme Court justice accused of sexual assault, nominated by a president accused of sexual assault (both deny it).”

The New York Times report implied that racism — rather than precedent of other former presidents like George W. Bush, who largely refrained from criticising the Obama White House — is keeping former President Barack Obama from being a more vocal opponent of Trump.

“Former President Barack Obama could seem removed, ever mindful of the minefields underfoot for a black politician emitting fury,” Flegenheimer wrote.

The Times report also glowingly described the need for a “well-placed whupping” for Trump.

“Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has held himself out as a Democratic rarity: unwilling to give up on the white working-class voters who lifted Mr. Trump, but unafraid to go nose to nose with their president,” Flegenheimer wrote. “The result: down-home paeans to a well-placed whupping.”

Flegenheimer described Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) as someone with a “lead with love” strategy even as Booker was willing to excoriate Kavanaugh without any evidence or due process.

“Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has balanced a ‘lead with love’ playbook for engaging political opponents with a forceful, front-facing role on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Kavanaugh confirmation, when Democrats sought to sink his nomination,”  Flegenheimer wrote.

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