What effect did President Biden intend his recent speech (Links to an external site.)

1) What effect did President Biden intend his recent speech (Links to an external site.) denouncing MAGA Republicans (along with his charge that they are
“semi-fascists”) to have on Public Opinion (note the upcoming November elections)? What effect do you think it actually had? For the purposes of this question, you clearly need to divide “Public Opinion” into relevant parts: Biden’s “base,” independents, friendly editorial boards like the Washington Post, pro-Trump Republicans, anti-Trump Republicans, etc.).

2) The debate over the last 6 years concerning “fake news” has largely missed the point. The reason for that is: it is rare that blatant falsehoods are pedaled by (most of) the media (unlike politicians who do it all the time). Instead, the media (on all sides) are good at suppressing news (not reporting it) in order not to embarrass “their” side or not to undermine the “narrative” they seek to advance. Pick a political event or topic from the past year that interests you. Then examine the way a major news outlet (TV news channel, major newspaper, major political magazine) covered it (just one or two examples, not months of coverage!). The hard part: what fact(s), embarrassing to their own side because very similar to what they are reporting (truthfully!) on, are being left out? Provide evidence of course of what you think is being omitted.

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