I’ve been referencing DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media outrage for a while and I think it’s really past the time that I had all four of DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media Outrage in a single post for reference. With this laws you can, with virtual certainty, predict how the MSM will react to almost any story because these are the laws under which the National Mainstream media function in America.
So here are DaTechGuy’s laws of media outrage for your future reference , so that this post will not be merely a flashback I will note of how they apply to the biggest current story that they apply to, namely Tara Reade accusations against Joe Biden.
DaTechGuy’s 1st law of media outrage:
The level of Outrage or interest of the media and their allies on the left concerning any insult or prevarication concerning a person or thing will routinely be equal to the inverse of the degree of the political distance between said media / leftists and the target of said insult or prevarication at the time it is made
Tara Reade application: You saw no interest in the media on this story. You saw no outraged members of METOO no groups of angry feminists on shows and no columns denouncing Joe Biden as a misogynist because the distance between the media folks and the Joe Biden campaign is non-existent. Contrast this to the outrage over the debunked accusations vs Brett Kananaugh.
DaTechGuy’s 2nd Law of Media Outrage:
The level of acceptance of the positions and/or actions of any group or organization by the left and media is directly proportional to their current or potential value in electing liberal Democrats.
Tara Reade application: The idea that a political campaign would be able to force an edit of a story or the deletion of a tweet by “America’s paper of record” would be considered nonsense, however because such an action was consisdered necessary to help the effort to elect a Democrat, the NYT allowed the Biden campaign to surpress this story even to the point of editing a New York Times piece without complaint.
DaTechGuy’s 3rd Law of media outrage:
The MSM’s elevation and continued classification of any story as Nationally Newsworthy rather than only of local interest is in direct correlation to said story’s current ability to affirm any current Democrat/Liberal/Media meme/talking point, particularly on the subject of race or sexuality.
Tara Reade application: During the Kavanaugh hearings any wiff of a word by any woman anywhere concerning Judge Kavanaugh became national news that was to be rushed to the headlines and endlessly treated as the biggest story of the year. However because this new potential accuser is accusing Joe Biden of assault well it’s just some story on a blog. No substance, nothing to see here.
DaTechGuy’s 4th Law of Media Outrage:
The degree of media exposure of the corruption or illegality committed by any individual or organization under investigation is directly proportional to its distance from the media’s ideology.
Tara Reade Application: If the Larry King clip of Tara Reade’s mother calling in to talk about a sitting senator in 1993 and her daughter had been a 20 or 30 year old clip of Christie Blassey Ford’s mom calling into a Fox talk show about drunken parties a privates schools it would be playing on a loop on every network instead of being pulled from Googleplay to try to keep it under wraps.