The DNC Hasn't Been Too Eventful, But It Has Driven Right-Wing Media Mad - 2020-08-19
The Democratic National Convention has been a mild affair this year. At times, it has felt like a charity telethon, which is perhaps inevitable with an all-remote event. It has been praised for defining Joe Biden's biography and humanizing the Democratic presidential nominee, while also being criticized as too much of a bland, ideological grab bag. The most viral moment so far arguably involved Rhode Island and a plate of calamari.
But for right-wing media, the DNC has been a parade of breathtaking outrages.
The far left is taking over the "Democrat Party." Former first lady Michelle Obama hates America. Democrats are "the party of anti-Semitism" for allowing activist Linda Sarsour to speak at a sub-event for Muslim delegates. And Biden is simply "pretending to be faith & family candidate," as one Fox News chyron read. These are the main storylines to emerge out of the DNC in much of right-wing media.