One of the prime techniques of the establishment media is to develop a drumbeat to push the political class in a certain direction. This has happened repeatedly over the years; and in fact, it explains the development of some of the most significant pieces of legislation and policies adopted at all levels of government. It is also part of the reason we have witnessed the development of incremental socialism and secularistic, anti-family social policies.
One of the perquisites of the media drumbeat is to keep the discussion going in some manner. It is important for them to have enough material to be able to publish or to air a story frequently on the topic.
This week in North Carolina, we saw a couple of stories that indicated the Republicans in Raleigh are considering more ways to repeal HB2 and replace it with other legislation.
The News and Observer reported that it might be replaced by RFRA-like legislation. While I once believed this type of legislation was worthy, on further consideration, it places the burden on the marginalized Christian to sue; and places the outcome in the hands of judges upon whom we can never rely. This is a bad deal. HB 2 is better, at least for now.
WRAL reports that Speaker Tim Moore says they are considering some type of "conscious protection provision". I expect they mean "conscience".
In any event, when Republicans keep having these discussions, and keep introducing bills to repeal or modify HB2, they are granting the establishment media the fodder to perpetuate their drumbeat to force repeal.
The Republicans must instinctively know this. They are not stupid.
They really need to let the issue die. They ought to force the media/left complex to develop their OWN stories to keep the drumbeat going.
But unfortunately, they are conflicted.