Corporate media like CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, and ABC, which were once eager to amplify Democrats’ sham impeachments of former President Donald Trump, did the bidding of the Biden administration on Thursday when they refused to air footage of Republicans’ impeachment hearing.
Instead of covering the GOP’s impeachment inquiry and showing the public the latest round of Biden corruption evidence, several notorious Trump impeachment cheerleaders such as CNN and MSNBC chose to flood their front pages and the airwaves with footage of Biden’s “democracy”-themed Arizona speech.
Those media organizations that acknowledged the impeachment inquiry was happening only did so to cartoonishly glad-hand Democrats for using “GOP’s own talking points against them” and pen dishonest “fact-checks” designed to discredit evidence of Biden’s corruption.
The blackout appears to comply with a memo disseminated to the media by White House spokesman Ian Sams, who earlier this month demanded that outlets “ramp up  scrutiny of House Republicans for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies.”
Sams specifically warned press like CNN, The New York Times, the Associated Press, and CBS News that the inquiry should “set off alarm bells for news organizations” because he claimed it lacked evidence.
Since the beginning of the Biden corruption investigation, corporate media claimed over and over and over and over and over that the Republicans’ inquiry was politically motivated. The press’ response to Biden’s influence peddling is starkly different than their behavior when their number one political opponent was the president under congressional scrutiny.
The media’s Trump impeachment celebrations started well before the Republican was elected. By the time he entered the White House on Inauguration Day 2017, The Washington Post had published an article declaring, “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.”
In 2019, when Democrats moved to impeach Trump for the first time, they relied on reports from CNN and other corporate media outlets to spur their scrutiny and pressure Republicans to denounce their party leader.
“Trump’s GOP support hardens despite damning impeachment testimony,” one Washington Post headline read.
Even with the help of publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post, which edited the transcript of Trump’s Ukraine call to accuse him of abusing power, Democrats’ impeachment failed.
“Right up through the end of Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) impeachment hearings, the media were impeachment’s most enthusiastic supporters,” The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway noted in 2019.
Democrats tried again in 2021 by relying on the propaganda press’ inflation of the importance of the January 6 Capitol riot. Their efforts, despite support from corporate media, once again failed.