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The howling, teeth-gnashing horde of media partisans

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 20:40
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Warden writes at Ace of Spades,

The legacy media is still in denial about this election and even more so their newly diminished role in shaping opinion and influencing decision-making. They expect Trump to mend fences and kiss up to them in hopes of securing some semblance of fair coverage. And why wouldn’t they? It’s what Republicans have always done, despite the media’s intensely dishonest partisanship.

No longer. The Trump presidency spells the end of days when legacy media could maliciously trash conservatives and Republicans with impunity. Trump is neither psychologically inclined to play nicely with the media, nor does he have any strategic reason to do so. Bashing them relentlessly while ignoring their petulant demands won him the White House. Why would he do anything differently going forward?

The howling, teeth-gnashing horde of media partisans will attempt to cast Trump’s push-back against their fraudulent coverage as a danger to a free and open democracy (republic). But they won’t get away with it. Because people have figured out that having no professional media, while not optimal, is still better than living under one that consistently bullies and smears one side while burying anything that might undermine the ideology it favors.

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