In addition to the Schitt Storm at the Emmys, the other notable moment was the acceptance speech of Succession’s Jesse Armstrong:
“… being robbed of the opportunity to spend this time with our peers and with the cast and crew, I think I’d maybe like to do some un-thank yous. Un-thank you to the virus for keeping us all apart this year. Un-thank you to Trump for his crummy and uncoordinated response, un-thank you to Boris Johnson and his government for doing the same in my country, un-thank you to all the nationalist and quasi-nationalist governments in the world that are exactly the opposite of what we need right now and un-thank you to the media moguls who do so much to keep them in power. So un-thank you.”
Call me a paranoid, schizophrenic old drag queen (you’ll at least get one out of three right), but the Media Moguls control the tempo of the news and the depth of the coverage. Their bias is towards the party of wealth preservation, the Republicans.
They’ve conceded they’ve been dealt a lemon with Trump and, after a very slow start, are finally doing little to cover up his incompetence. What they don’t want is a complete sweep of the Congress by the Democrats and a repeal of the favorable laws and tax breaks they’ve spent so much bribe money on.
For years they pounded home the nonsense of Obama’s birth certificate. But the hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham? The criminal conduct of Louis DeJoy? The unconstitutional cash-grab of Treasury Secretary Munchkin and Secretary of State Pompeii? These cheats are soft-pedaled and merit only token, passing coverage.
The left is pandered to by Corporate America with things like AOL’s Huffington Post. In the Stacey Abrams Senate race the headlines during the campaign were things like Huge Upset in the Making for Abrams. Then when she comes in a close second (probably because of voter fraud and suppression –the real story that should have been covered), we get headlines like Big Gains for Progressives. Since when is coming in second a gain.
I’m tired of being thrown scraps from Rupert Murdoch’s table. Feed them to Jerry, she’s got a hefty appetite