Mainstream media fails miserably in covering Impeachment

Most likely a reflection of our society as a whole:

ABC, CBS and NBC all stuck with regularly scheduled programs like “Chicago Med,” “Criminal Minds” and “Modern Family” Wednesday evening instead of showing the House managers' evening session at the impeachment trial. That lasted about two hours, 15 minutes. CNN and MSNBC carried the trial in full. Fox News Channel, after showing Rep. Adam Schiff speak for about a half hour, interrupted for a story about a child support case involving former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter, and never returned.

Even two PBS stations in the New York area showed science programming and “Antiques Roadshow” instead of the trial Wednesday evening. PBS said it gave its local stations the option to show the trial or not.

I fully realize most reading this do not tune in to the old broadcast networks to get their news anymore, cable has flipped the formula on that irrevocably. But this isn't just news, it's history in the making. It's a crisis of our democracy, literally a Civil War in Congress, and the majors are throwing fictional shows at people instead of covering this. And of course Fox News was the worst:

After pulling away from House managers Wednesday evening, Fox News personalities spent much of their time ridiculing the proceedings. Fox mostly kept a postage stamp-size picture of the speaker soundlessly mouthing words in a corner of the screen, with an invitation for viewers to go online if they wanted to hear the arguments.

Fox's Tucker Carlson ran clips of TV commentators on other network personalities who praised Schiff's afternoon speech, calling the comments “pornographic.” He said Trump wasn't the only victim of the impeachment trial — suggesting viewers were, too. He brought on a former Republican congressman to talk about alleged crimes in the Obama administration and Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe to assess the trial.

“Today was really boring and the president's defense team is very happy,” Ratcliffe said.

This is why it's pointless to try to sway Trump supporters. They have been fed propaganda from day one of his Presidency, and their grasp of reality is long gone.

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