FACT CHECK: DC Mayor Lies to Congress, so then Associated Press and WashPost Work Hard to Cover for Her | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

FACT CHECK: DC Mayor Lies to Congress, so then Associated Press and WashPost Work Hard to Cover for Her

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser told a Senate Committee that there had only been one day of rioting in the nation’s capitol in 2020. This lie was easily debunked via news reports, arrest records, and incident reports. [1][2][3]

Even though this was only the second time the issue of DC Statehood has ever been formally discussed in Congress, and even though the questioning between Senator Johnson and the answers from DC Mayor Bowser relate to major ongoing stories such as Democrat policy priorities, crime, violence, January 6th protests, rioting, BLM, race, most of the mainstream media chose to ignore the exchange and the hearing.

One of the most pernicious powers of the media is to decide what’s worthy of preserving and what’s not. And when reporting the same story, the same topic, whom to portray as reasonable and who is not. Who is partisan and who is objective. Who is extreme and who is mainstream. This power of the media is on display every day in every way, and the reporters assigned to stories, their editors who curate their work, the publishers and corporations who oversee the business, and even the advertisers who finance their work, all have a significant bias that is often hard to detect.

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