Leftist Shrieks About Trump’s Authoritarianism Attempt To Hide That They’re The Real Control Freaks

Leftist Shrieks About Trump’s Authoritarianism Attempt To Hide That They’re The Real Control Freaks


Ever since Donald Trump won in 2016, media has relentlessly painted an image of the former entertainer and real-estate mogul as an ascendant authoritarian, a “strongman,” a dangerous populist who poses an existential threat to democracy. Although the press remains free, still this portrayal pervades headlines as major outlets declare former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

Cable news and mainstream publications alike described Trump’s pursuit of recounts and litigation as dubious or out of a despotic “playbook,” while other outlets such as The Atlantic celebrated voters for “[stopping] an authoritarian populist.” In a rather flagrant display of arrogance, one writer at the Washington Post even credited her fellow journalists for having “saved democracy” through their antagonistic coverage of the president.

These constant allegations of autocracy are especially jarring when evaluated alongside the plethora of actual authoritarian regimes plaguing the world today: emerging dictators corrupting elections in Belarus and Hungary; Recep Tayyip Erdogan and

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