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Unprecedented “media coup d’etat” against Trump

Monday, October 17, 2016 0:13
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As my readers know, I was not a fan of Donald Trump in the primaries.   I was hoping for a governor, from Gov Bush of Florida to Gov Walker of Wisconsin to Gov Kasich of Ohio to our own Gov Perry of Texas.  Later, I voted for Senator Rubio in Texas because I saw him as the one most electable candidate after so many had dropped out.    

My point is that I am not a Trump fan.    Nevertheless, Mr Trump is correct about the way that the media is treating his campaign.   

Some of you may have heard about Barry Casselman’s post: A Media Coup D’Etat?   

It was mentioned by Newt Gingrich at Fox News and ABC News.   

It is something that we should all read and here it is:

What we are now witnessing in the 2016 U.S. presidentialelection is an unprecedented media coup d’etat as many ofthe combined media forces (but not all of its members) are attempting to determine the next president before the voting takes place.
I want to make clear that I have not endorsed either HillaryClinton or Donald Trump, and that I have criticized each ofthem on occasions when I thought it was fair and appropriate.I found Mr. Trump’s  recently released video tape comments to be crude and unacceptable, and I found some of Mrs. Clinton’s comments in the release of texts from her speeches to be inappropriate and seriously wrong-headed.
Those are only my opinions, and I know they are not shared in many cases by partisans of each candidate. Nonetheless, I don’t feel it is my job or prerogative to tell my readers how to vote in this election.
Unfortunately, many newspapers, magazines, major and cableTV and radio networks are  choosing to take part in an attemptto influence the outcome of the election way beyond what Ithink are the acceptable standards of the media’s role in apresidential election. To be fair, it is not only the liberal media,but some in the conservative media as well who have joinedinto this endeavor.
This has taken the forms of days and weeks of one-sidedpress coverage (I distinguish that from editorial opinion), hoursof relentless and repetitious broadcasts of the most salacious material about Mr. Trump while downplaying equally serious material from Mrs, Clinton’s hitherto unpublished speeches and e-mails, obviously biased moderators of the TV debates so far, and generally one-sided coverage of the campaign itselfonce the primary/caucus season was concluded, Before that,the media clearly overplayed its coverage of Mr. Trump, and did so mostly uncritically, giving him an unfair advantage against his Republican nomination opponents.
I make a distinction between opinion writing and reportingjournalism. It is understood that some are writing with a partisan point of view. My attention here is directed to thosewho presume to be addressing their readers and audienceswithout unfair bias.
Media bias is nothing new. Polling of reporters show that anoverwhelming majority of them are liberals and Democrats. (Decades ago, it should be noted, most in the media were conservatives and Republicans.) Balanced coverage is perhaps an unrealistic expectation, but the behavior of so many mediainstitutions in 2016 goes beyond mere bias. The front page is not the editorial page. No wonder all polls of public attitudes show trust in the media to be so low.
It is understandable that much of Donald Trump’s manner, andmany of his words, turn off media and establishment elites inboth parties. It is fair to criticize him for his lapses. But HillaryClinton also speaks controversially and has made egregiousmistakes. To try to pretend that she does not have equally lowcredibility is unjustifiable.
Fortunately, the final say in an election rests with the voters.Donald Trump might well lose on November 8 because he wasnot able to persuade enough voters that he should be president.Perhaps he will make a comeback. It is not up to the media, however, to try to predetermine that result by bullying the public into their own way of thinking.
For whatever reason history has presented the Americanelectorate with two such flawed nominees, it is up to the votersto sort this dilemma out on their own.

In the interest of full disclosure, Barry has been on my show often.   He joined me last week to discuss the presidential race and this post.    Listen here!

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

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  • Your view is weak. More and more people are awakening to the secret evil government, their unethical tactics and propaganda. Their corruption is beyond words and Hillary plays a huge part of that corruption. People are flocking to Trump in the 10s of thousands because of his honesty in exposing the corruption which has existed far too long. No different than the days of Charles Lindberg and evil FDR. Lindberg was just as brutal in words…!!! Clinton is illegal to run or hold any office according to the law whether the DC crooks admit it or not. Trey Gowdy knows she is guilty and anyone paying close attention sees she belongs in jail along with her accomplices which includes the potus. Treason will always be treason. I am a Cruz fan, the one statesman that qualified above all the rest for president. But the media did the same thing to him they are now doing to Trump. The lies are deplorable!!! Very hurtful!!! For those despicable so-called human beings and the media to down and out right lie after receiving dirty money…pay-offs…is sub human. As for your selection of someone like Rubio leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. There are too many RINOs in office, too many have been president, too many need to be ousted. Replacing them with more men with the integrity of people like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Trey Gowdy.

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