“It was no surprise to see President Biden’s ratings fall far short of Trump’s in the viewership department after he finally gave an address to a joint session of Congress. The differential was staggering: For Trump’s 2017 address to a Joint session, 48 million people tuned in. For Biden’s address, just 27 million tuned in. For a guy who received more votes than any other presidential candidate in U.S. history, it would seem on the surface that this would be seen internally as bad news for Team Biden. But this seems to be exactly what they want: a stealth presidency. One that is tightly scripted in taking the protagonist off the stage while maintaining all of the power he has as a ‘Leader of the Free World’ whose party also happens to have control of the House and Senate.”
“Biden’s TV ratings are low. And it’s just the way his handlers want it. He and his vice president rarely talk to reporters, rarely hold press conferences, rarely tweet anything controversial. From a visibility perspective, it is the polar opposite of the bombastic, unfiltered Trump years. While words matter, deeds matter much, much more. And if this stealth presidency gets its way, Biden will do more to transform this country into a far-left utopia than any other Democratic president in history.”
So goes Joe Concha’s latest column in The Hill, published Sunday. He’s supposed to be a “media critic” as in he breaks down news coverage of national affairs and its implications on politics (Personally I’ve always thought journalism about journalism is a little circlejerky, but then again here I am doing it myself, lol). The column is ostensibly about TV ratings, and I guess in theory it still is, but his “tail wagging the dog” bullshit is so hackneyed, his victimhood so fucking insufferable, his whining about the unfairness of everything to conservatives so grating, that it’s hard to say that the piece is really necessarily “about” anything. He should try Xanax.