A woman at Rep. Justin Amash’s recent town hall was confused because she votes Republican listens to conservative news and she had never heard anything about the Mueller report not exonerating Trump.
NBC News reported:
Cathy Garnaat, a Republican who supported Amash and the president said she was upset about Amash’s position but wanted to hear his reasoning. She said that she will definitely support Trump in 2020 but that Tuesday night was the first time she had heard that the Mueller report didn’t completely exonerate the president.
“I was surprised to hear there was anything negative in the Mueller report at all about President Trump. I hadn’t heard that before,” she said. “I’ve mainly listened to conservative news and I hadn’t heard anything negative about that report and President Trump has been exonerated.”
Democrats will never be able to convince Republicans to support impeachment
The shock of the woman mentioned above is what epistemic closure and news bubbles look like in action. Democrats are going to have to overcome more than Trump on impeachment. They would also need to break through the conservative media bubble with the facts of the Mueller report. It is a fairy tale to think that Republicans will see the light of truth and justice when it comes to Trump.
The reality of the situation is much more difficult. Fox News and all conservative media outlets are going to band together to hold Republicans in line against impeachment. Unless Fox News or conservative websites start discussing the facts of Mueller’s findings, the information is never going to reach Trump’s hardcore base. Trump and Barr’s deceptions are being amplified by conservative media. The only way that Republicans will support impeachment is if conservative media gets on board. Since the odds of that happening are zero, the best path to Trump removal remains at the ballot box in 2020.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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