Election Meddling
Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA

Johnson, Adam

Publisher:  FAIR
Date Written:  15/08/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20190

Describing the contradictions in media coverage of, and attitudes toward, outside meddling in US elections versus US interference in foreign elections.




If the Washington Post had to argue that US meddling was the good kind of meddling, because it's a necessary balance to Putin’s autocratic rule, this nuance would get in the way of the Post’s simplistic "paranoid strongman vs. good, clean US democracy" dichotomy, so the reader is left with the ahistoric and childish impression that the US doesn’t interfere in the domestic affairs of other countries.
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