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Wed May 16, 2018, 07:31 AM

The rise of the pro-Trump media machine

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Source: Axios

Pro-Trump media is spreading across the U.S., disseminating Trumpian rhetoric about fake news and mainstream media bias through every medium.

The big picture, from Rodney Benson, chair of NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication: "Many of the media moving toward subscriptions have disproportionately left-liberal audiences. ... While liberal media draw their circles ever tighter around themselves (via paywalls, high-level content, etc.), conservatives are fighting to extend their mass reach."

The latest: "Bill O’Reilly is in talks to head back to cable news in his old 8 p.m. slot, but this time at Newsmax TV," according to N.Y. Post's "Page Six."

Newsmax owner Chris Ruddy is close friends with President Trump, and O'Reilly's return to the spotlight would give the President another media ally to disseminate his talking points.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/pro-trump-media-conservative-right-wing-radio-tv-sinclair-f55ebef1-2ceb-4369-9f49-624f9ee51adb.html

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brooklynite May 2018 OP
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:02 AM

1. Wealthy Republicans consider it a "donation towards the cause"

by buying up and/or funding media outlets (notably small AM radio stations and more recently, newspapers), even if they operate at a loss. The access is still "free" for their message to be disseminated and they get a better ROI in terms of getting their listeners to vote. They manufacture a line-up of a the usual suspect loons and then run that line-up nationwide on their stations.

Meanwhile Democrats whine to each other about "messaging" completely oblivious to the fact that we don't own a megaphone (radio station or TV network).

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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:20 AM

2. Locking--analysis

Please feel free to repost in GD

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