Scandalous Anti-Trump Media Bias
by Stephen Lendman
This year’s presidential race seems more like Trump v. US media scoundrels than against Hillary. It’s hard recalling bias for one candidate against the other more brazen than now.
On Saturday in Fairfield, CT, Trump said “I’m not running against crooked Hillary Clinton. I’m running against the crooked media.”
Tweeting on Sunday, he said “(i)f the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly…I would be beating Hillary by 20%.”
He blasted a weekend NYT article, claiming campaign dysfunction, tweeting “(t)he failing nytimes talks about anonymous sources and meetings that never happened. Their reporting is fiction. The media protects Hillary.”
“The failing nytimes, which never spoke to me, keeps saying that I am saying to advisers that I will change. False, I am who I am-never said.”
“It is not ‘freedom of the press’ when newspapers and others are allowed to say and what whatever they want even if it is completely false!”
On Friday, Trump called mainstream reporters the “lowest form of humanity” - doing Hillary’s bidding instead of their jobs.
His campaign began emailing stories and web site screen shots - overlaid with the comment “media bias offender” in large red letters.
Trump is no paragon of virtue - far from it. Both he and Hillary are unacceptable candidates, she by far the most ruthlessly dangerous of the two. Yet extreme media bias for her over her GOP opponent solely for political reasons is inexcusable.
Trump is right. America’s print and electronic establishment media are out to get him, Hillary their chosen candidate. Her deplorable baggage should automatically disqualify her from any public office.
The power of media manipulated public sentiment combined with election tweaking as needed in key battleground states likely means she’ll succeed Obama next year. Doomsday may follow.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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