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A “prominent White House reporter” anonymously revealed last week that Democrats tend to be far more thin-skinned than their Republican counterparts.
In response to this revelation going viral Saturday, members of the Democrat base proved the point true to a T by throwing fits on social media.
The bombshell reveal was made to Julia Ioffe, a “journalist” who writes for liberal media outlets and sometimes appears on liberal media networks like MSNBC and CNN.
In the latest edition of her “Tomorrow Will Be Worse” newsletter, Ioffe highlighted the frustration that several anonymous White House reporters feel with the Biden administration and its “controlling” and oversensitive ways.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) July 9, 2021
“Democrats in general have a much thinner skin. This is not unique to Trump but Republicans never expect a fair shake, so if you cover them fairly, you can have a good working relationship with them,” the “prominent” reporter told her.
“Democrats de facto expect you to be on their side and are horrified when you hold them to account as you would any other administration.”
This is easy observable. Democrats are so used to being treated like royal dignitaries by the mainstream press that whenever a real journalist hits them with a genuinely tough question, they frequently lose their temper.
Take House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When veteran journalist James Rosen of Sinclair posed some tough questions to her in 2019 about then-President Donald Trump’s first impeachment, she lost her cool and called him “Mr. Republican Talking Points”:
Pelosi gets curt with ‘Mr. Republican talking points’ James Rosen for basic question https://t.co/eZKMbtcGpv
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 14, 2019
To Democrats, it appears EVERY opposing thought, idea or question is a Republican talking point.
According to the “prominent White House reporter” who spoke with Ioffe, this sense of entitlement started with the Obama administration.
“It goes back to the Obama years. [Obama staffers would be] like, ‘Don’t you realize that being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition?!’ And I would be like, ‘Yes, but I’m writing about why your website keeps crashing,'” the reporter said.
This sense of entitlement also seems to extend to Democrat voters, who’re convinced that journalists are obliged to grant Democrats special treatment.
And so the idea of a “prominent” White House reporter complaining about Democrat behavior enraged them.
Case in point:
Lol late to this tire fire, but that whole paragraph is bum trash and so is anyone who subscribes to that absurd view.
— citizenxoxo (@citizen_xoxo) July 9, 2021
Please tell me who said this so I can ignore them and their deeply stupid ideas from now on
— Ant Murdering She Devil (@ShelleyElwood) July 9, 2021
Be interested to know what you think this proves. To me it says a) “prominent” person given anonymity for no good reason; b) said person can’t distinguish those who deal in good faith, but dispute reporter’s priorities, from those who deal in bad. A reductive intellect at work.
— ThePookaMacPhellimey (@JimNaught) July 9, 2021
How have they held Republicans to account? Democrats get raked over the coals for a website that crashed & was fixed & for bad email procedure. Republicans *lie to their faces* about everything, try to steal elections, & minimize insurrections. Reporters let them get away with it
— Melanated and Vaccinated (@TaritaC) July 9, 2021
Phew thanks for alerting me to more dumb takes. I thought I had unfollowed all these clueless “reporters” but missed this one. Didn’t Julia’s family escape Putin’s Russia? I can see why she would feel a sense of deference to the Republicans.
— Jen Psaki’s Head Tilt (@bidonkules) July 9, 2021
PLEASE. Trump was covered very fairly, if anything reporters didn’t report 1/2 the negative stuff he did, like intentionally filling key posts w people whose goal was opposite, not paying states for rallies, endorsing pay for play, etc & they still treated reporters like 🗑
— Life Is Good Now!😎 (@TheBeach2018) July 9, 2021
Half their tweets are in defense of each other. The other half are them playing personal stenographers for conservatism.
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) July 9, 2021
Yes, US corporate media loves Republicans. Has been obvious forever.
— paperclip.exe 📎 (@xiruxi) July 9, 2021
Notice how they accused the demonstrably left-wing establishment media of somehow, someway being allied with the right, despite so much evidence to the contrary. There’s a reason that so many so-called “journalists” became stars among the left.
“A whole generation of young reporters had cut their teeth and established their reputations chronicling Trump. Many of the women translating Trump to the bewildered country became mini celebrities of the resistance,” Ioffe admits in her newsletter.
“Some of the men became martyrs—and then leaned all the way in. The older folks made millions writing books that brimmed with sensational and unexpected revelations, like how Trump was an ignorant racist who presided over a violently dysfunctional White House.”
Going back to the angry tweets, also notice how they claimed that former President Trump was treated fairly, despite there being countless times that the media told outright lies about him.
This is how conditioned they are to believe that any attempt, no matter how minor, to hold Democrats accountable is proof that journalists — real journalists, that is — are beholden to the right. It’s a complete distortion of reality.
Another distortion is the belief that Republicans are the mean, controlling ogres. To hear Ioffe tell it, Democrats are the ones who are “extremely controlling.”
“Biden people will nitpick over a clause or an adjective or a highly parsed nuance, which on the whole Trump people didn’t do, one of her own sources told her.
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