There is reality, and then there is the created perception. There is what we can see and hear, and there is the fog and the gaslighting that most people see through the lens of the mainstream media. The Right sees Kamala Harris as a major disappointment as Vice President and has failed at every task she has been assigned. As we close out year two of the Biden-Harris White House, the media is portraying the first Black, Southeast Asian, and Female Vice President as misunderstood, misrepresented, and performing ably in her role as second in command for the United States of America. Are we witnessing the start of the media’s effort to elevate Kamala Harris to the top spot in 2024? God help us if that is true.
It is typical for the media to produce softball-filled interviews of the President and Vice President as we close out the year. That is if the team in the White House is Democrat. The msm feels it is their role to make the American people feel good about who is in charge as we turn the page on a new year. This task is challenging as they put a wrap on 2022 because the country is not in a good place because of the failures of the current team in the White House. And so the spin begins.
Kamala Harris sat down with three Left-leaning media outlets this month; the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and NPR. They all did their best to make the Vice President a victim of misinformation from the Right and someone who has cracked many glass ceilings and is a more than capable second in command to President Joe Biden. Their efforts show an incredible use of smoke and mirrors.
Washington Post opinion piece, editorial board member and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart said that Harris has “ably fulfilled” her role alongside President Biden, with a record that shows she is better than her portrayal in the media. Capehart went on to list the successes of the VP’s many overseas trips and how she showed strength as a woman in light of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. He also cited the misconception that the many departures of Harris’ staff were a reflection of her competence.
Vanity Fair, a long-time mouthpiece for the Democrats, published a piece by far-Left writer Molly Jong-Fast titled “Kamala Harris, A Very Turbulent Year in America, and the Challenge of Being First.” Jong-Fast portrayed Harris as a victim, saying, “perhaps it’s a function of the world we all inhabit, but the female vice president is way friendlier and more accommodating than a man in her position would ever be.” I am unsure what accommodating has to do with conveying someone’s level of competence or lack thereof.
Much of the piece discussed abortion rights and women in leadership. But the article also touched on immigration, which Jong-Fast described as a “favorite cudgel” by Republicans against the Biden administration. The author apparently shares the Administration’s view that the Right exaggerates the disastrous crisis at our Southern Border.
And finally, there is the NPR White House correspondent Asma Khalid’s piece. The publicly funded network should be neutral but fails miserably and is always Left-leaning. This piece lacked any semblance of hard-hitting journalism, as evidenced by this softball effort: “By definition, this feels like a tough job. I mean, you are someone’s No. 2 by definition. Do you feel like you found your own lane? And I’m curious what the toughest aspect for you has been these last couple of years?” Khalid asked Harris during the interview.
This White House is in a precarious position as the country looks toward 2024. Biden’s numbers continue to show disfavor by the American voters, and his continued slide mentally makes a second run for office improbable. The Biden team and msm continue to say he is mentally and physically fit for the job, but his actions and missteps paint quite a different picture. The Democrats have to devise a Plan B, and abandoning Harris would prove how disastrous this duo has been for the country. Convincing America that Kamala Harris is able and ready to step up and become the first Black, Southeast Asian, and female President is their only plan.
And so, the gaslighting begins. Trying to take a woman who is unlikeable and incompetent and convince America that she is the person to lead us in the future should be an impossible task. These three pieces may be the preface of more to come, and if so, we are witnessing the start of our first media-choreographed Presidential election. That is if you do not count Barack Obama.