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Sign here: Demand the media stop giving Trump a free pass

Donald Trump's divisive and dangerous rhetoric continues to escalate—and if we're not careful, it could get him elected president again. Yet, the media consistently neglects its duty to challenge or fully expose the magnitude of this threat.

In a recent speech in Ohio, Trump doubled down on a doomsday vision of the United States, using dehumanizing language to describe immigrants, predicting a "bloodbath" if he loses the upcoming election, and insulting political opponents with vulgarities. His remarks, filled with insults, bigotry, and unfounded claims, aim to stoke fear and division.

Despite the severity of his statements, the media has not sufficiently countered Trump's narrative. His false claims about the 2020 election being stolen, his blatant racism, and his incitement of political violence are often left unchecked or are not given the critical analysis they require.

The media is prioritizing reality show-type sensationalism over debunking Donald Trump's lies, denouncing his vitriol, or even simply acknowledging his authoritarian extremism. Trump's rhetoric is a direct attack on the principles of democracy and inclusivity. Ignoring or underreporting these statements only serves to normalize hate speech and authoritarian tendencies.

It's time for the media to hold him accountable for his words and actions. Trump is a direct danger to American democracy and should be covered as such in the media. Ignoring his hate speech is validating his rhetoric.

Sign the petition to the media: Stop minimizing Trump's hateful rhetoric. It's time to call it out directly and stop giving him a pass.
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