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Thu May 28, 2020, 08:33 AM

Is The Campaign Press Rooting For Trump?

What could possibly explain that kind of drastic imbalance during a presidential election season? And more importantly, is the campaign press rooting for Trump?


On Sunday, the New York Times produced Day Three coverage of the minor story. By contrast, over that same three-day window Trump denounced his former, hand-picked Attorney General as not being "mentally qualified" for the job, accused a cable news host of murder, retweeted a fat-shaming message aimed at Biden's possible vice presidential running mate, and shared a tweet that derided Hillary Clinton as a "skank." Also, during the previous week, Trump accused former President Barack Obama of being a criminal. Yet the Biden "gaffe" coverage generated more media attention and pundit chatter over the weekend. ("Biden" and "black" were mentioned together nearly 200 times on cable news since Friday.)

What could possibly explain that kind of drastic imbalance during a presidential election season? And more importantly, is the campaign press rooting for Trump?

CNN's Chris Cillizza last week stressed Trump can win in November because he "gets stuff done," which seems like a bizarre argument to make with 40 million Americans suddenly out of work. Cillizza never mentioned that stunning number, only that the pandemic had "significantly weakened" Trump's economic case for re-election.

It's curious that the last time a Democratic incumbent president ran for re-election, the common media narrative was, 'He might lose.' Today, Trump's running for re-election and the common media narrative is, 'He might win.' Both play off Democratic fears.


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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:44 AM

1. Of course... they always tilt right in Election season...

who pays their salaries? Who owns the networks?
I had a dear friend who died in the 90's. He had been a psychologist in Trenton, NJ and was a great Democrat.

He always said that two things would destroy America: #1- Racism and #2- The death of the Free Press.
I have often wondered what he would have made of what is going on today n this country.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:02 AM

3. This is why we need an FCC that works for us, not for conglomeration.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:08 AM

5. Absolutely!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:48 AM

2. Trump has been great for the news business.

They thrive on conflict, entertainment, fear and instability.

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Response to tman (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:09 AM

6. MASSIVE MEDIA PROFITS from TRUMP. He may destroy the US but...

...you KNOW they want to keep him in there to keep those profits flowing - biggest thing wrong with corpRAT media - it's so highly concentrated - owned by a few billionaires - and they care about ONE thing: MONEY. What's good for the US of A is not even on their list of priorities.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:05 AM

4. IF they covered both sides honestly

it wouldn't be a down to the last second horse race. It would be a rout and Republicans would not be on the winning side.

So, they do as they are told and ensure that the money people are happy.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:40 AM

7. Competent political leadership doesn't sell media ads nearly as well as incompetent leadership.

I always seem to be drawn in to the political coverage when Republicans are in control then when Democrats are in control.

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