Friday, September 2, 2016

Mainstream Media: Defeat Trump by Attacking His Supporters

Via David

Mainstream Media: Defeat Trump by Attacking His Supporters


It is no secret that the mainstream media has decided that the threat presented by a possible Donald Trump presidency is so grave that it has suspended even the illusion of objectivity. Writing in The New York Times, media columnist Jim Rutenberg granted permission to his fellow journalists “to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career.”

The Observer and others have detailed the ways in which traditional media companies and even tech companies have colluded to maximize negative coverage of Trump and minimize negative coverage of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. But it doesn’t end there. As Rutenberg described, many journalists feel the need to “move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.”

That opposition has extended into new and uncharted territory. In the coordinated effort to stop a dangerous candidate from obtaining, to use Rutenberg’s breathless description of the stakes, “control of the United States nuclear codes,” the mainstream media has taken not just to bashing Trump but to extracting a price even from those who support him.

There are a hundred examples, but here are just a few headlines that tell the story:
  • Daily Beast: “Trump’s Doctor ‘Overmedicated’ Patients Who Died in His Care”
  • Washington Post: “The contractor that designs Ivanka Trump’s clothes does not offer a single day of paid maternity leave”
  • New York Times: “Peter Thiel’s Embrace of Trump Has Silicon Valley Squirming”
Let’s look at each of these.

More @ Observer


  1. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way but... Even though I fully support Donald Trump and I loath the Clintons with every fiber of my being. I blog on Hillary's failures and weaknesses on a regular basis. I will not put a Trump sign in my yard, I will not put a bumper sticker on my car specifically because so many of Clinton's supporters are irrational loons who have no moral restraints against violence. Why should they Hillary certainly doesn't.

    1. I blog on Hillary's failures and weaknesses on a regular basis.

      Big difference between us and news agencies who should report with no bias.