[The following is political satire and not necessarily the news.]
In looking back over Donald Trump’s tumultuous final 2 & 1/2 months in office, the storm of chaotic tweets, rallies and related events only intensified, as the countdown clock ticked down the final days and hours of his historically scandal-plagued presidency.
But you might not know that, based on how some of the rightwing news media outlets covered these same events.
Here are some of the more notable “breaking news” events of the final weeks of the Trump Administration, as captured by headlines from the mainstream media – and by some on the far right.
November 3, 2020 – Election night in America
The New York Times: Trump Leads in Early Tallies; Biden Closing Gap as Mail-in Ballots are Counted.
The Washington Post: Too Close to Call. Trump’s Election Night Lead Dwindling
Fox News: Trump Wins in Historic Landslide. Biden on Suicide Watch After Humiliating Defeat
Breitbart: If You Don’t Count Blue States, Trump Delivers Biden Crushing Defeat
November 7, 2020 – the day the presidential election is officially called for Biden
Politico: JOE BIDEN DECLARED 46th PRESIDENT OF USA
CNN: BIDEN WINS, 306 to 272 Electoral Votes; Wins 7 Million More Votes Than Trump
Newsmax: Massive Election Fraud Temporarily Delays Nationwide Celebrations for Trump’s Comeback Re-election Landslide Win
Info Wars: Joe Biden Continues to Deny He Held Under-Age Girls as Sex Slaves in his Wilmington Duplex
December 12, 2020 – the day Trump’s STOP THE STEAL rally in DC erupted in chaos and injuries
NPR: 4 Stabbed, 33 Arrested After Trump Supporters, Counter-Protesters Clash In D.C.
ABC News: Violent clashes between pro-Trump protesters and Black Lives Matter supporters as Trump Rally Goes Off the Rails
One America News Network (OANN): Antifa Black Lives Matter Protestors Mar Peaceful Trump Rally by Jumping in Front of Trump Supporters’ Knives, Assault Rifles, and Mace
Rush Limbaugh: God Told Me in a Dream That Anyone Who Opposes Trump Will Burn Forever in Hell
January 2, 2021 – the day Trump called the Georgia Secretary of State to pressure him to find him 11,780 votes
The Wall Street Journal: Trump, in Recorded Call, Pressures Georgia Sec. of State to ‘Find’ Him Votes
The Atlanta Journal Constitution: Trump, in Taped Call, Pressured Georgia Official to Find Votes to Overturn Election
The Drudge Report: Georgia Sec. of State Offers Trump 11,780 Votes. Offended, Trump Politely Declines
Fox News: Tennessee Woman Fosters 100 Cats; Neighbors Consider Her a Saint
January 6, 2021 – the day Congress convened to certify the election results, which was marred when fanatical Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building
CNN: Incited by the President, Pro-Trump Rioters Violently Storm the Capitol
Reuters: Trump Supporters Storm the Capitol to Attack Democracy
Newsmax: Breaking News: Eating Apple Pie Can Help You Lose Weight
Hannity Radio: Alaska Jogger Smashes Ice to Rescue Dog, Then Continues His Run
January 8, 2021 – the day Twitter permanently banned Trump from its social media platform
The New York Times: Twitter Permanently Bans Trump, Capping Online Revolt
USA Today: Twitter Bans Trump’s Account, Citing Risk of Further Violence
OANN: Trump Quits Twitter to Protest Media Bias. “I’ll never be back,” He Defiantly Proclaims!
The Daily Caller: Trump Bails on Twitter to Launch a Competitor. Twitter Loses 90% of Its Users in 4 Hours.
January 13, 2021 – the day the House of Representatives impeached Trump for a second time
The Los Angeles Times: House, With Some G.O.P. Support, Votes to Impeach Trump a Historic Second Time
The Huffington Post: President Trump Becomes First President Ever to be Impeached Twice
Fox News: Breaking News: Hillary Clinton’s Emails Finally Prove She’s the Anti-Christ
Epoch Times: New Poll Shows 79 Million Americans Want to Ban Congress Permanently
January 20, 2021 – the day Joe Biden was inaugurated as our 46th President
US News & World Report: Joe Biden Becomes 46th President Amidst Grave Threats of Further Violence
The Atlantic: IT’S OFFICIAL. BIDEN IS 46th PRESIDENT!
Newsmax: Trump Announces Plans for a Four-Year Hiatus to Rest Up for Historic Second Term
The Glenn Beck Program: Trump Shocks World by Voluntarily Leaving White House, Calling it a Dump; Plans to Move to a Much Classier Residence (just as soon as he can find a country without an extradition treaty with the USA)
It appears I have been missing out on several important news stories that the mainstream media simply refuses to report.
That’s the view from the bleachers. Perhaps I’m off base.
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© Tim Jones, View from the Bleachers 2021.