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In recent days, a growing number of conservative media figures have leapt to the defense of President Donald Trump in the wake of a series of damning reports about his behavior in office.
The reports, which were published by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, have alleged that the president has misled the public about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and sought to undermine trust in the election process.
It has prompted a strong reaction from some conservative media figures, who have accused the mainstream media of bias and defended the president.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson, for example, has accused the mainstream media of attempting to “overthrow” the president and “steal the election”.
Meanwhile, right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh has dismissed the reports as “propaganda” and accused the media of “colluding” with the Democrats.
Other conservative media figures have echoed these sentiments, with some going so far as to suggest that the reports are part of a “deep state” conspiracy to take down the president.
The president himself has also weighed in on the matter, taking to Twitter to denounce the reports as “fake news” and accusing the media of “working overtime” to discredit him.
The strong reaction from the conservative media figures is unsurprising given their long-standing support for the president. But it has also raised questions about the role of the media in reporting on the president and the potential for bias in the coverage.
In any case, it appears that the conservative media figures are not backing down in their defense of the president, and it remains to be seen if their support will have any effect on the election outcome.