Kraken wrote: ↑
Sat May 25, 2019 12:16 am
I don't link (or even read) CNN very often, but when they're right I don't hold their identity against them.
Yeah, I mostly took exception to their characterization of the battle of wills going on. Both that Pelosi is an artful master of mental warfare and that drumpf is running scared (at least to the extent CNN is suggesting).
It's not the facts that I'm meh'ing, it's the bias in their tone and treatment of one side vs the other. Which is fine, I'm just not as sold as some might be. I tend to heavily discount anything that is opinion based in the media, *especially* opinions put forth along side facts in an attempt to camouflage that opinion as part of the facts being reported. If an article is opinion, great, I know what I'm getting. When the article is about something substantive, I don't want to hear it characterized. I can do that myself, thank you very much. I don't need you (article writer you) to tell me how to feel about them. If they want to speculate, then that should be identified beforehand as well. I'm not opposed to speculation, I just don't want it delivered as fact with colourful adjectives and adverbs giving it a certain tone that is leading me by my nose. CNN is particularly bad for that right now, and of course that's one of Fox's core values, so they are mostly useless on politics anyway.
I like the narrative that drumpf is running scared from a powerful woman, and I'm certain that he is struggling with how to handle her, and I suspect the fact that she's a woman is messing with his head, but we'll have to see how this plays out. She's been messing with him since day one (and occasionally treating him like an adult, which always turns out to be a mistake in that he never responds as one. I wonder if she does that intentionally to put him off guard?).
Tantrums behind closed doors or on twitter are nothing new. We need some full blown irrational rage quiting in front of the camera for me to really give Pelosi some serious kudos.