Media’s Shameful Covering Of Trump

Nothing is further from the truth than the media’s shrill cry of defense that of course they cover Trump, he is the front runner.

This tweet by CNN and Greta’s response sums it up.

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The Tyndall Report shows that so far this year Trump has attracted more media attention than all the other candidates combined.

“To take just one example, look at coverage of the Trump Campaign on the old-school nightly newscasts of the three broadcast television networks (ABC, CBS and NBC combined), whose average audiences each evening total some 25 million viewers. So far this year, Trump has attracted more airtime (175 mins) then all other candidates combined (Hillary Rodham Clinton 60; Bernie Sanders 44; Ted Cruz 32; Marco Rubio 14 and so on — data through the end of last week, March 11th, weekdays only).”

Unless I’m sadly mistaken, Hillary is also a front runner, and what’s more, Hillary is currently the favourite to become the President. I don’t see any news stations cutting to show her rallies in full.

Looking further back we see that the media actually covered him more than all the other candidates before he was dominating the polls.
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Honestly. Even if he was dominating the polls, should that account for this discrepancy?

Now, I’ve heard other journalists such as Hugh Hewitt say that he is willing to come on TV any time any place. That’s a fair statement, but the news stations demand that other candidates come on tv in person. With Trump they allow phone calls at any time. What’s with the double standard?

The Huffington Post covers one story, just one, where CBS refuses to let Trump phone in. This shouldn’t even be news worthy.

What makes this even more galling is the lack of questions to Trump about his campaign manager allegedly assaulting reporter Michelle Fields. Not until Trump put his campaign manager on stage during his ‘victory speech’ on March 15th did the media even seem to be annoyed by it. This is journalistic malpractice.

Add to this the fact that they allow themselves to be corralled by Trump into a closed off section of his rallies. He insults them constantly and refuses press passes to those who disagree and openly speak against him. Ask National Review about that.

The sad truth is, they’ve sold themselves out for ratings. At least CBS has the guts to admit that.

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Written by Michael Davies March 17th 2016

Will Florida Determine Rubio’s Future?

It has been apparent to everyone watching polls and results over the last two weeks that Rubio’s Presidential bid has come to a slow and somewhat untimely death. Untimely because the momentum is firmly against him as he stages an underdog fight in Florida. It’s a state that if won will allow him to leave the presidential race with dignity. If lost, or worse for the candidate, if Rubio comes in third place then some are arguing his political career will be over.

From one perspective this is certainly true. Without being on a presidential ticket Rubio will have limited political options in the near future. He can run for governor of Florida but having lost the state in a presidential primary that seems difficult and unlikely.

It might be that Rubio is young enough and politically adept enough to navigate a path away from a future of obscurity. The argument is that if he is disconnected from people and the political winds at this time, then perhaps he is not as politically aware as many first assumed. This seems like a reasonable argument, but there is another possibility.

Potentially Rubio has been very aware of the anger towards the establishment. Certainly he is aware of the need to help the working class. His tax, healthcare and higher education proposals are all geared towards help both the middle and working class. Yet throughout the campaign these have been drowned out by the anger of both Cruz and Trump. Perhaps Marco Rubio has become tone deaf, or perhaps he has decided that he would rather lose a campaign based on unity and hope than lead a campaign based on anger and division.

If that’s the case, then perhaps at some point in our future we will again find it reasonable to hope. Perhaps then Rubio might be more successful regardless of what happens in Florida on the 15th.

That’s certainly one way to read into this interview given on MSNBC. I’ll let you make your own decision.

Reported by Michael Davies