As Trump continues to thrash around, ordering his lawyers to file absurd lawsuits in an attempt to overturn free and fair election results nationwide, the press once again is giving Republicans a pass. Refusing to hold the GOP accountable for truly outrageous and destructive behavior from the head of its party, the Beltway media continue a distressing Trump era tradition of caving into Republican indifference, and worse, depicting undemocratic actions as merely a unique, harmless political strategy.

Instead of vivid portraits of a party abandoning any principles as GOP lawmakers obediently fall in line behind Trump’s nasty behavior, we get coverage about how savvy Republicans are for holding their tongues about Trump and refusing to hold him accountable. It’s more media normalizing in the age of Trump.

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