The Media Lets the GOP Dictate the News
This is not about Fox News or OAN, this is about the “mainstream” news. In 2014 it was Ebola, then it was the Caravan in 2018, and now the GOP decide the issue of the day is crime. So what does your local news channel do? They get to work doing the work for the Republican party. Of course left out of the coverage is how the GOP run cities and states have higher crime rates, want more guns on the street, and oppose everything that could lower the crime rate.
That's a huge cop-out. The fact is, shootings in NYC have been basically flat for 2 years, but mentions of shootings in local news spiked from 100/mo in Jan 2021 to over 800/mo now.— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) October 25, 2022
You cannot look at this chart and tell me that didn't influence public perception of safety. https://t.co/wArbrslhw4 pic.twitter.com/JuK7oQ1ulF