There’s a lot of comparisons out there that try to theorize the bias of the media, but here’s a pretty direct apples and apples comparison.
Someone started a snarky petition to replace Betsy Devos with Lebron James, because OMG that’s hilarious right?
Now, it’s only got 20k signatures, but the media loves it:
Petition calling for LeBron James to replace current Secretary Betsy Devos as head of the Department of Education garners more than 20,000 signatures. https://t.co/ijTYCHDLZf pic.twitter.com/kmaij1LWg0— ABC News (@ABC) August 10, 2018
It’s so great! BWAAHHH!!
Since opening his school fans of Lebron James signed a petition wanting him to replace current U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. LBJ what do you say!? https://t.co/mr3JMluchd pic.twitter.com/sJJ1LoFlHN— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) August 10, 2018
The petition calls for Betsy DeVos to be fired – and for LeBron James to be hired in her place. https://t.co/iiorGam27m— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 9, 2018
The losers at Al Jazeera covered it when it only had 7k signatures. LOL!
Almost 7,000 people have signed a petition for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education 📚 pic.twitter.com/DtpMe8226K— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 9, 2018
Now check out this petition – it has TWICE as many signatures, but it’s about military people wanting Chick-Fil-A on the bases. But who gives a damn about that right?
In a petition, Senior Airman Emily Carby asks @realDonaldTrump to bring @ChickfilA to military bases, calling the chain "one of the most wholesome, happy and beloved fast food chains to exist in America today." https://t.co/Q0bNoAmcUT— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) August 9, 2018
Only right-leaning venues.
Why would the media give a damn about what the military wants? Nah, they’re too busy covering stupid snarky petitions that will never happen.