The media has the power to rewrite reality.
It shows you the power of the mainstream media to dictate what world people think they live in that even paying as much attention to this stuff as I do, I missed the second of three election-related stories the mainstream media downplayed, according to Ben Johnson:
The legacy media celebrated India Walton, a self-described socialist who defeated the incumbent mayor of Buffalo, New York, in the Democratic primaries. Her ascension seemed to follow the same arc as that of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other far-Left Democrats, who successfully muscled other candidates out of the way and pulled their party to the far-Left. Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Walton. It appeared that a political star had been born.
But a strange thing happened on the way to Walton’s coronation: The incumbent mayor, traditional Democrat Byron Brown, opted to run as a write-in candidate. On Wednesday, he declared victory.
The bias doesn’t even have to be deliberate (though it may be). It’s natural to look for stories that confirm your sense of the world. When your job is informing others, however, that’s a natural instinct that you ought to overcome.