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Monday, October 31, 2016

War on Trump backfires

The media's open War on Trump has consequences. Readers are bailing. Things are so bad, the Daily Commercial newspaper in Leesburg, Florida, published a sorry-about-that editorial to Trump readers for running biased, anti-Trump tripe as news, not opinion.
It's as if a number of national media outlets finally said the heck with it, Trump is a bad guy and we're not going to dance around it any more.
Has the media been biased against Trump? Yes, we believe so, especially lately. Trump's every utterance, no matter how innocuous, is now parsed, analyzed and criticized by a litany of political pundits. The wire services that the Daily Commercial subscribes to churn out stories almost daily that fact check Trump, which is warranted given his penchant for exaggeration and duplicity. Yet those same services turn out so few stories that fact check Clinton, who also has a strained relationship with the truth.
And while hundreds of stories have attempted to shed light on Trump's feelings about women, minorities, his business dealings, his taxes and more, so little has been written about some of Clinton's questionable decisions as secretary of state, her emails and the fact that she and Bill have somehow amassed incredible wealth during their political careers. That certainly deserves scrutiny.
Here's the mea culpa: The Daily Commercial hasn't done enough to mitigate the anti-Trump wave in the pages of this paper. We've tried to be circumspect about the stories we run, the headlines we put on them, the political cartoons we publish (we recently abandoned our usual cartoonists in favor of a service that is not so unrelentingly anti-Trump). Our editors have even re-edited some wire stories that we thought used loaded language to describe Trump. But in retrospect, we haven't gone far enough.
In comments, some readers were not impressed:
It took you this long to realize that you were running pure, unmitigated propaganda, and not actual news? What does that say about your judgment?
once the media has betrayed our trust, they can't get it back with an eleventh hour editorial.
In the name of readership, news outlets should simply report the news. And not Cry like Rachel Maddow did from MSNBC when the FBI news broke Friday. Here's the deal, Trump supporters are smart. Mainstream media has painted us as uneducated white trash. Think about that. And I am mixed race with a Graduate degree. Anyway, consider yourself on notice that WE are watching. And WE will hurt your financial bottom line if this keeps up. Be fair and balanced, let US decide. We can read the stories you reprint from the NYTIME by the way that are total BS. Do your own work and stop sucking on the wire tit.
Mea culpa is Latin for my bad. You issue one once the damage has been done and it is too late to make amends.

The newspaper issued its mea culpa editorial on October 23 -- five days before FBI Friday and the revelation that Hillary Clinton would, if elected, have to pardon herself.

This summer, the Daily Commercial and the rest of the media went all-in for Hillary.

Blowing off half your readership (as they did in Florida) or sixty percent (as they did in West Virginia) does not make sense in a time when subscriptions are down and advertisers are spending their money elsewhere.

Do we really need election advice from people who run their business so poorly?

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19 comments:

  1. About time that the magnates of mass media begin to lead lives of quiet desperation.

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  2. It's about time they flip burgers at McDonald's. They obviously are not honest enough to just report the news.

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    1. Burger joint would go broke. The patties would only be cooked on one side.

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  3. anyone read the Charleston Newspaper lately............it has turned into a pukefest for the democrat party, all in for every liberal cause coming down the pike. Holding nose and fast forwarding to obits and a couple sports scores and 2 comics is getting to be too much to bear.......how I do miss the "real" Daily Mail of years gone by

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  4. Somebody needs to tell these morons Conservatives don't have to buy their rags.

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  5. This is a pretty good example of how the NYT and other wires exert power. Local papers do not have the resources to do national or international news. Also to be frank their editors mostly lack the ability to give an accurate assessment of importance to any given event yet they have the same deadlines every day. The NYT and WAPo and AP are convenient and have the prestige and authority these little guys cannot match. The result is a propaganda tool for these outlets. This power even invades the big cities where herd mentality is very important if you want to be part of the elite crowd, so powerful is reputation over substance to the frivolous.
    But with the internet and the news aggregators like Drudge the excuses of the small and weak are becoming moot and one can do his own research too. Last night we watched an entire Trump rally in small town Colorado, far from the pot crazed liberal dump failed left policies in California made of Denver. Trump was funny, sincere and measured in what he said, a real performance worthy of the office he seeks. The editors of the Commercial could have tuned in to this or others but it was probably just too much work. Perhaps financial pain is the only effective tool today to affect anything in the media, as shaming failed long ago. Yet the NYT and WaPo have the backing of two of the wealthiest men who ever lived, each with his own agenda of self enrichment, and are immune to this force while companies like NBC and CNN are part of multibillion dollar conglomerates with no accountability except to perhaps half a dozen wilful family shareholders. That Trump is still within striking distance is a sign all is not lost, but even if he wins nothing will change in big media, only the techniques used to attack him unsuccessfully will be analyzed and made more vicious for their next opponent. They will never have the integrity of the Daily Commercial to try and be more rational. They will only want to become more effective.

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  6. The newspapers attitude up until last week reminds one of that Grand Moff Tarkin quote.

    Commander #1: We've analyzed their attack, sir, and there is a danger. Should I have your ship standing by?

    Governor Tarkin: Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.

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  7. Stephen Collinson, CNN: "Hillary Clinton, who just three days ago seemed on a glide path to a date with history, is suddenly on the defensive."

    That is to say, her glide to victory has turned into a kamikaze power dive ... into her own side's carrier.

    Oopsie.


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    1. hillary is still "on a glide path to history" just not the one she felt she was owed.

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  8. My local dimocRAT rag, Ashland Daily Independent, endorsed Hillary. I emailed the editors and told them the ONLY reason I take their paper is my wife likes to read the obituaries and court news with her morning coffee. If not for that, they would not get a penny from me for a subscription.

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    1. That's effing awesome! Those are the only two sections my wife is interested in too. Then I take the paper over to my mom in law so she can do the puzzles. The times, they are a changin...

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    2. Cancel the paper and get her a laptop. You can get all that onlline for free. I print free crosswords at USA Today. You are subsidizing the enemy when you buy a paper.

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  9. What I think amusing is that Hillary is supposed to be so smart and kind. She had evidenced herself to be stupid and hateful. I wonder how that feels for virtue-signaling progs who now are finding themselves chained to an immoral moronic albatross?

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  10. In some photo's she has that smug look of superiority. In most however I can't help but thinking of all the photo's of a Hippo yawning. That gaping mouth with it's surprised ....HIyeee so surprised to see you ...look is gag worthy.
    Where are the body language experts when you need them?

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  11. What can I say but this: My Schadenfreude Knows NO Bounds!

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  12. "What can I say but this: My Schadenfreude Knows NO Bounds!"

    I feel a bit more optimistic today. I think I will order several boxes of Schadenfreude from Jeff Bezos' Amazon, even though I'm trying hard to shop elsewhere on-line whenever I can't buy something locally.

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  13. Hillary has gone bonkers. She's claiming that Trump, by himself, could launch a nuclear war. That is an outright f*g lie. A launch of the US armada of nuclear missiles is subject to the well known two-man rule at every level of its execution, from the president's level down to the silo launch level. This protocol has been in place for a very long time. The launch procedures fall under the responsibilities of the National Command Authority.

    "The NCA consists only of the President and the Secretary of Defense or their duly deputized alternates or successors. The chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) and through the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Commanders of the Unified and Specified Commands. The channel of communication for execution of the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) and other time-sensitive operations shall be from the NCA through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, representing the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to the executing commanders.

    — Section 3.1, Department of Defense Directive Number 5100.30 December 2, 1971"

    Furthermore, under the two-man rule, the order can't go down the command chain until [a] Secretary of Defense confirms the president's order (which would be entered using the so-called Nuclear Football):

    "Only the President can direct the use of nuclear weapons, including the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP). While the President does have unilateral authority as commander-in-chief to order that nuclear weapons be used for any reason at any time, the actual procedures and technical systems in place for authorizing the execution of a launch order requires a secondary confirmation under a two-man rule, as the President's order is subject to secondary confirmation by the Secretary of Defense. If the Secretary of Defense does not concur, then the President may in his sole discretion fire the Secretary. The Secretary of Defense has legal authority to approve the order, but cannot veto it."

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  14. "Never have so many in a profession that prides itself on speaking truth to power so sucked up to power."
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/166034/obamas-fifth-column-fourth-estate-daniel-flynn

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  15. "Never have so many in a profession that prides itself on speaking truth to power so sucked up to power."
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/166034/obamas-fifth-column-fourth-estate-daniel-flynn

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