posted by gut
The difference today is the blindly partisan nature of almost all media. Forget cable news - the traditional media outlets are no longer objective, and really not even journalists anymore.
I think the public comments Trump made are impeachable (nevermind the long list of other comments and tweets that, taken together, probably amount to impeachable). But it's disgusting to watch conservative outlets defend Trump, while the liberal outlets ignore/defend Biden.
Trump is exposing hypocrisy and corruption, alright. Just probably not in the way he and his supporters expected.
I'd say part of that is because, with him, it's not that hypocrisy and corruption are a problem, it's that they are a problem when he's not the beneficiary of them. Hell, this morning, I saw a headline concerning Trump ripping on Fox News because they have a poll up saying that 51% support impeachment and removal, basically lamenting how, in the "old days", they were on his side. It's kind of a microcosm of the big issue of the time where the public, being generally stupid, would rather have news saying what they want to hear instead of what actually is factual. Kind of the QQ SYNDROME, where he'll blast the media for being deranged and biased constantly, then put up a link to a story/column on a conservatively-biased site and then, if anyone mocks the source, will deliver a bitchy "gotta attack the messenger if you don't like the message" post, conveniently ignoring how that's what he does constantly.
It's really a quicksand pit that I don't see any way out of, as people by nature seem to just want to hear whatever supports their bias and notions, regardless of how much factual merit it has. It's why the left harps on every single thing Trump does until it's far beyond losing all meaning and it's why the CCs and QQs of the world harp on the Clintons/Obamas/Bidens as if they believe that if they can claim criminal acts by them 1 billion times, something will actually stick.