Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, the two Members of Congress who have become traitors to the Republican cause, have out of the blue become darlings of the leftist mainstream media.
Cheney and Kinzinger’s newly found favoritism with the “liberal media” establishment appears to be a seeming reward for their persistent hostility towards President Donald Trump, and, most recently, for defying, or, rather, betraying their own party by joining the so-called 1/6 select committee in the House, an ultra-partisan tool for leftist Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The Pelosi-Republican road
Both Cheney and Kinzinger voted to impeach President Donald Trump in January on the trumped-up charges of “insurrection” over the January 6 breach of the US Capitol – as though it was president and not Pelosi who was responsible for managing the security of the US Congress grounds.
As House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) nominated the five GOP members to join the committee, Pelosi, the self-perceived royalty of the liberal left, vetoed two of them – Rep. Jim Banks and Rep. Jim Jordan – for no reason other than their being openly staunch allies of President Donald Trump.
Pelosi’s obnoxious veto logically caused McCarthy to pull Republican nominees to the select committee.
Subsequently, however, Kinzinger, who wasn’t one of the five GOP nominees, joined the committee at Pelosi’s invitation, and then even threw a sob fest at its first hearing, during the testimonies of two DC and two Capitol cops, one of whom is a leftist activist.
The fully partisan Democrat 1/6 committee with Cheney and Kinzinger’s despicable participation prompted McCarthy to style the two GOP traitors “Pelosi Republicans”, a label that has really stuck.
The MSM: Enforcers for the Democrats
The Pelosi Republicans are now unlikely favorites for the liberal media, Fox News details in a report, in which conservative commentator Dan Gainor points out that the mainstream media in the United States, for a long time now, have unfortunately been serving as “enforcers for the Democrats”.
Gainor noted what is well known – if any Democrat steps out of the official liberal leftist party line, the mainstream media rush to attack them in order to keep them in line.
At the same time, as far as the Republicans are concerned, it’s the opposite, the mainstream media favor or praise any of them only if they happen to go against the GOP, or maybe oppose someone hated by the MSM.
With the two Pelosi Republicans now the former is clearly the case: Cheney and Kinzinger have won lots of mainstream media points now that they have betrayed the Republican Party, on top of having previously voted to impeach Trump.
That’s is just a recipe to win lots of favoritism from the Democrat-allied MSM, there is simply no way around it, and, having ended up in this position, even if they somehow happen not to want it, the Pelosi Democrats are on the receiving end of mainstream media favoritism.
From ‘dark forces’ to patriotic MSM darlings
The Fox News report pulls a number of examples in which Cheney as a Republican and the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney regularly received lots of MSM bad press, up until 2021.
She was routinely criticized as “nonsensical” and being of “the darkest forces” politically, up until she started to argue against President Donald Trump over his statements that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
The leftist liberal MSM especially started to love Cheney after the House Republicans voted to remove her as House Conference chair.
In May, The Washington Post even let her publish an op-ed in her own defense.
Once she agreed to join the 1/6 committee and to do so as one of Pelosi’s original picks, however, Cheney rose to hero status in the MSM.
While being of a lesser profile, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s treatment by the MSM has seen a similar pattern.
He used to be especially hated by the liberal media establishment for supporting President Donald Trump’s border wall all the way through to the November 2020 election.
CNN and WaPo in particular attacked him for supposedly comparing illegal immigrants to “critters.”
Kinzinger was forgiven for all his republicanism after Jan. 6. when he became the first out of a very few Republicans to call for President Trump’s resignation and to echo the Democrats’ calls for invoking the 25th Amendment.
Both Pelosi Republicans have been praised explicitly by CNN analyst John Avlon for “stepping up” because “this is about patriotism”, “not about party.”
Conservative commentator Dan Gainor explains further how Cheney and Kinzinger have become darlings of the liberal leftist MSM: namely, by saying what the MSM want, which is the only way to gain their favoritism.
The Pelosi Republicans seem to have done it right by the liberal leftists and their media empire by betraying the GOP and President Donald Trump.