Today brings with it yet another hearing of the House’s January 6th Commission. Last Thursday the Commission held a primetime hearing that received full coverage from many cable nets, which were joined by ABC, NBC and CBS (though their viewership was way down compared to regular programming). The Democrats and national media have placed incredible importance on January 6th, but voters’ concerns are elsewhere. Compare & contrast:
Top Voter Midterm Issues vs Top Legacy Media Midterm Issues
What a disconnect.
Please be kind to legacy media and don't retweet this? pic.twitter.com/4SdPVrTTn3
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) June 12, 2022
A “disconnect” indeed:
The things that are considered pressing issues in the DC bubble vary greatly from the concerns of average folks.
November will be quite interesting https://t.co/XKmOQRoKXI
— Cameron Gray #GoBolts (@Cameron_Gray) June 12, 2022
It’s increasingly likely the Democrats are going to find out what voters are actually concerned about, and they’re not going to enjoy the wake-up call.
This says it all. It also demonstrates a couple realities:
1. Journalists make so much money and live in exclusive places that real people issues don't affect them.
2. Journalists are less likely to have families and children.
3. Journalists don't own businesses.
via @NiceDeb https://t.co/T5YtuLtZQQ
— Melissa Mackenzie (@MelissaTweets) June 13, 2022
The national media tends to live inside the same bubble as DC Dems and others.
Clueless – the “legacy media” are clueless https://t.co/485w8oG3K9
— Valorie (@valorieMatsumo1) June 13, 2022
So many in the media don’t view their jobs as actual “journalism” but rather to spend much of their time carrying water for the Democrats.
This fits my anecdotal experience. The propaganda press is out of touch https://t.co/3pWHb3Fovq
— Timothy Belz (@timothybelz) June 13, 2022
You mean the Capitol riot two years ago isn't a top issue to regular people? I'm shocked. https://t.co/CgzunVtn6c
— Christian 🇺🇲 (@ChristianCamara) June 13, 2022
The Democrats’ (with the help from a couple of Republicans) certainly would like everybody to believe 1/6 is the top concern of Americans, and the media’s trying to help them give that impression.
In other words, drop your subscription to the New York Times and Washington Post.
— Lee Strohbehn (@LeeStrohbehn) June 12, 2022
That’s certainly another way to look at this!
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