The Mass Media's Campaign of Moral Panic

In early October, Chuck Todd stared stone-faced into MSNBC's living rooms and intoned gravely, "I don't say this lightly, but let's be frank — a national nightmare is upon us.  The basic rules of our democracy are under attack from the president[.] ... [T]hat all but ensures his impeachment in the House of Representatives. ... This moment should arguably be a national emergency.  The Founding Fathers would have considered it a national emergency — if the president publicly lobbied multiple governments to interfere in the next election.  It's tough to say lightly, but this is the moment we're at." Said lightly or not, coming a week after House speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement of an impeachment inquiry, Charles David "Chuck" Todd — the 12th incarnation of Meet the Press moderators and NBC News's political director, responsible for all aspects of NBC's political coverage — was...(Read Full Article)
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