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Video Montage Contrasts Media’s Coverage of Trump, Biden Acceptance Speeches

Craig Bannister | September 1, 2020 | 3:53pm EDT
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A new video montage by MRC's NewsBusters shows how differently television journalists treated President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in coverage of the two presidential candidates’ speeches accepting their respective party’s nomination.

“The same journalists who offered glowing reviews of the Joe Biden and the Democrats invariably trashed President Trump and the Republicans seven days later,” NewsBusters reports, introducing the “apples-to-apples comparison” of the disparate coverage:

“The coverage of these two events, held only a week apart and reported on by the very same (supposedly “objective”) journalists, makes for a perfect apples-to-apples comparison to demonstrate just how pro-Democrat American journalists are.”

Some of the comments shown in the video highlighting the sharp contrast between how television journalists characterized the two acceptance speeches include:

Trump’s Acceptance Speech:

  • “Possibly illegal,”
  • “One of the longest and lowest-energy speeches”
  • “This stage, this large a gathering, during a pandemic – without masks, without social distancing – in a sacred place, really, nothing like this has ever been done, it’s of questionable legality,”
  • “It’s kind of preposterous, although I should note that the economy has collapsed”
  • “As I’m watching that, I’m thinking Fidel Castro, Julius Caesar,”
  • “That was not an American president giving an acceptance speech - that was a monarch.”

Biden’s Acceptance Speech:

  • “The speech of his life,”
  • “His finest hour,”
  • “One of the strongest speeches of Joe Biden’s career,”
  • “I’ve never seen him deliver a better speech,”
  • “One of the best, if not the best, performance that I’ve ever seen,”
  • “His superpower is who he is,”
  • “He is the thing that Donald Trump pretended to be in 2016.”
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