Former President Donald Trump’s recent indictment has sparked concerns among conservatives regarding biased media coverage. Many are worried that the media will attempt to blame the former president in the court of public thought rather than in the courtroom. These concerns are supported by at least one major case, as ABC News recently blurred out text on a podium during Trump’s address, which has been seen as an example of biased coverage.
The Manhattan arraignment received extensive coverage from major news networks, with many Republicans noting the clear bias against the former president. ABC News’ decision to blur out the text “TEXT TRUMP TO 88022” on the podium during Trump’s address was seen as particularly concerning. Other networks carrying the same address as Mar-a-Lago did not do the same.
ABC News Accused of 'Election Interference' After What It Did During Trump Speech https://t.co/yLqgCYJsiu
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Republicans who were involved in the effort against the former president are part of a larger pattern of bias in the national media. They argue that during Trump’s campaigns in 2016 and 2020, as well as his four years in the White House, much of the media was aligned against him. The recent indictment is viewed as an extension of this bias.
According to Trump, the indictment he is facing is a clear example of election interference. He has also raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest involving Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and presiding judge Juan Merchan. Trump has pointed out that Bragg’s campaign received donations from left-wing activist George Soros, while Merchan made a donation to the Biden 2020 campaign. Furthermore, Merchan’s daughter volunteered for Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential bid, and Harris later became the vice president under President Joe Biden in 2021.
The ex-president was incredulous that such a situation could occur in the United States of America. He drew parallels between the recent indictments and other allegations made against him by the left since he declared his candidacy for president in 2015. These allegations include claims that his 2016 campaign collaborated with the Russian government, as well as the 2 impeachment hearings that were conducted against him. The former president believes that the FBI and Department of Justice have been vigorously pursuing Republicans.
According to Trump, he has only committed the crime of protecting the United States of America from those who aim to harm it.
Conservatives are concerned that biased media coverage could impact the outcome of the case against the former president. As the trial moves forward, it remains to be seen how the media will cover the proceedings and whether they will maintain impartiality.