Our media and culture must stop the brazen attempt of Donald Trump to transform the inauguration into a fixture of Mr. Trump’s media lie.
Like he has done so many times before, Mr. Trump is planning to upstage the inauguration with his own red-carpet departure, complete with brass band and military honors. Mr. Trump has simultaneously incited his adherents into insurrection, resulting in a video spectacle of our nation’s capitol under military occupation.
The result, if we let him get away with it, is that the Trumpist media will do all in its power to use the militaristic images to buttress the lie that Joe Biden is accomplishing a military coup, supported by the “deep state” within the Pentagon. That same Trumpist media will couple those images with triumphant flags, band, and honor guard accompanying the outgoing Donald Trump.
The intent is to cement the meme that Joe Biden is the imposter and that Donald Trump is the legitimate president betrayed by evil forces.
I hope that the heads of mainstream media will refuse to broadcast ANY live coverage of the departure circus. I think that any coverage should be limited to a crawler along the bottom of the screen announcing that Mr. Trump has departed Washington DC.
Our media must stop Mr. Trump and his media masters from exploiting the media to perpetuate their own insurrectionist and White Supremacist lies.