Media Attacks on Manchin and Sinema Reveal How Elites Fail to Understand Our Country

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It’s not a secret that the liberal media, with very few exceptions, has been all-in pushing for Joe Biden and has been largely supportive of the radical agenda he has embraced.


In doing so, they frequently reveal how little they know of the rest of America — those who are not on board with the leftist agenda, i.e. most of the country, those folks in flyover land that the media often tries to diminish.

Now, a lot of the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC are absolutely furious at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for standing in the way of the socialist spending bonanza that Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have been trying to peddle. “Fiscal insanity” was what Manchin called it.

But when they only live inside their own media bubble with the thoughts of the coastal elites, they obviously miss a lot of America and what the rest of the country thinks in the process. Apparently, for some media elite, that even extends to a failure to understand basic geography.

Here’s Dr. Abdul El-Sayed a commentator on CNN, telling us about how Manchin should understand that “climate change is ravaging coastal states like his.”


Um, no, West Virginia isn’t a coastal state. Nice job there, CNN, with that kind of news. Maybe when you don’t even know that basic fact, it’s just a little hard to believe anything else you have to say. Not to mention that long history of inaccurate and fake news, as well.

Then there’s this dishonest and constitutionally lacking argument from MSNBC’s Ari Melber. But it’s one signed onto by many on the left, claiming that Manchin represents less than one percent of the population and Sinema just about two percent.

But, if you have even the most basic understanding of the Constitution, you understand the Senate is not apportioned based on population — that’s the House. The senators represent the states and each state gets an equal number of two senators apiece. Beyond that simple constitutional factoid, Melber’s take is dishonest because the reason that the two have the power is that there are also 50 Republican senators who are disagreeing with the socialistic spending bill, too. So it isn’t the two senators stopping the runaway spending bill, it’s the 52 senators stopping it.


By Melber’s logic, why should we listen to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who would represent less than 0.2% of the population according to this screwy logic? Yet liberal land is full of yelling about how the two Democratic senators are “stopping the majority.” Because that’s the Constitution. But also because it isn’t the majority.

This is the problem when you lose yourself while pushing a political narrative. Facts tend to get lost in the shuffle.


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