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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

We are not alone in calling out the anti-Trump press

Justin Raimondo is the editorial director of Antiwar.com and the author of Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement. At 64, he has run for office as a Libertarian, and he ran against Nancy Pelosi as a Republican. How'd he do? Did you see the movie Bambi Meets Godzilla?

His review in the Los Angeles Times of the anti-Trump press was devastating.

As with my book, Trump the Press, Raimondo uses examples, culled merely by breathing as the air is thick with bias, which comes direct from the DNC.

From Justin Raimondo:
The DNC emails, published by Wikileaks, reveal a stunning level of collaboration between important media outlets and the Democrats. Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz sought to silence NBC’s Mika Brzezinski, who had found fault with the DNC’s role in the primaries. The emails have headings like “This must stop.” Incredibly, NBC’s Chuck Todd agreed to act as a go-between, even arranging a call between Wasserman Schultz and Brzezinski. Which raises the question: Why was a major media figure taking his marching orders from the Democratic Party chair — and how did this affect his network’s coverage of the Trump campaign?
The DNC emails also show that Politico reporter Kenneth Vogel sent his copy for a story on Clinton’s fundraising operation to the DNC’s national press secretary, Mark Paustenbach, prior to publication. Politico has since apologized, but Vogel has his defenders. The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple said Vogel’s “prepublication generosity” was meant to give “the people you’re writing about … the opportunity to rebut all relevant claims in a story.” One wonders if the Washington Post does this for the Trump campaign. Somehow I doubt it.
This deference to Democrats may be usual for presidential campaigns. But now we have documentation -- irrefutable proof -- that they are Democrats with bylines.

The partisan partnership has jumped the aisle as The Weekly Standard and National Review also bend over frontward for Her Royal Clintonness.

Also, the press bias has amped up to 11.

But there is hope.

From Raimondo:
Any objective observer of the news media’s treatment of Trump can certainly conclude that reporters are taking a side in this election — and they don’t have to be wearing a button that says “I’m with her” for this to be readily apparent. The irony is that the media’s Trump bashing may wind up having the exact opposite of its intended effect.
Polls shows that journalism is one of the least respected professions in the country, and with Trump calling out media organizations for their bias, widespread slanted reporting is bound to reinforce this point — and to backfire. Trump’s campaign is throwing down the gauntlet to the political class. If journalists are seen as the mouthpiece of that class, they may soon find themselves covering Trump’s inauguration.
Excellent.

We are not alone, Surberbans.

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11 comments:

  1. I am AMAZED the LAT published this. (They hold a video of Obama, I hear, that they won't release.)

    Yes, the media obsequiousness to the Dems is obvious. It does encourage many of us to vote for Trump.

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    1. The LAT also seems to be putting out honest polls.

      If they're right while everybody lied through their teeth, they may survive that much longer.

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  2. Objective reporting and journalism is dead. Polls reflect bias confirmation. I believe Trump has the votes to win, but I worry about the veracity of the vote counting. (See: George Soros' Secretary of State Project and the ease with which electronic voting and vote counting machines can be hacked.) I remain cautiously optimistic. - Elric

    p.s. I used to drive a 1968 Chevrolet Surberban. It was a tank.

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  3. We will continue to see "nontroversies" through out this campaign as the press will try to distort everything or out right lie.

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  4. Don's book is mentioned in this article...
    http://observer.com/2016/08/ultimate-media-privilege-hillarys-crimes-versus-trumps-mouth/

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  5. If Trump can poll above 5% differential he has got it. but, <than 5% very questionable.
    BTW I had a'72 International Travelall. No tank,
    it was a battleship, but the USS Missouri got better
    mileage..
    TG McCoy

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  6. Iowahawk nailed it: "Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving."

    As for the collusion of the Democrat Party and mass media outlets, The People's Cube: http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/pravdamerika-the-new-media-platform-t18262.html

    - Elric

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  7. IIRC, Raimondo was involved in some heavy controversy way back when and his Internet rep was severely damaged.

    Interesting the LAT is printing his stuff.

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  8. Do we know anything about the whereabouts of Hillary Clinton during the last three weeks of December 2012?

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    1. We may never know. We DO know that her schedule has been compromised by omissions - like meeting with Clinton Global Initiative donors without scheduling or reporting said meeting(s). - Elric

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