America Has a Republican Problem and the Media is to Blame

America Has a Republican Problem – and the Media Is Partly to Blame – BillMoyers.com

As incendiary and dangerous as he is – and he is very dangerous – and as much of a main event as he has been in this election season, Donald Trump is largely a distraction from what really ails our political discourse.

Donald Trump is a distraction from the fact that the mainstream media has pretended the GOP is a normal party with values just to the right. Now the country is paying the price.

The MSM continue to treat the Republican Party as if it were just another constellation of ideology and policy — another way of governing the country, even though this campaign season, if not the last 30 years, should have disabused journalists of that notion. Today’s GOP is closer to a religious cult than a political institution. It operates on dogma, sees compromise as a moral failing and views enemies as pagans who must be vanquished.

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