AOC Has Mainstream Media SHOOK

AOC and incumbent progressives are too much for the mainstream media handle, resulting in bad-faith journalism. Jayar Jackson and Adrienne Lawrence break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/

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Read more here: https://www.mediamatters.org/politico/media-coverage-high-profile-progressive-incumbents-primary-races-has-often-favored-drama

"Media coverage of four high-profile progressive incumbents facing primary challenges has often favored drama over accuracy. In particular, outlets manufactured election theatrics, reported blowout elections as if the candidates barely scraped by with a win, and eulogized the losing campaigns. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) have all been subject to this bad-faith treatment in the last several months.

Some outlets tried to manufacture drama leading up to the election

Outlets repeatedly framed reelection races of the members of the so-called “Squad” — a group of congresswomen first elected in 2016 and who are all people of color — as political “fights,” and framed the incumbents as being on “defense.” Outlets engaged in this framing even as Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib all consistently polled as leading their challengers ahead of their primaries:"

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