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2016 Postmortem

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Tue Sep 13, 2016, 05:20 AM Sep 2016

Non-Partisan People Are Really Disgusted With The Media [View all]

We're a pretty liberal state here in California, but I happen to live in OC, a traditional bastion of Republicanism.

I've been talking to lots of people who I know are lukewarm when it comes to their politics, the "pox on both their houses" types. What I am hearing from them is absolute disgust with the media. To a person, they think the media is wrongfully bashing Hillary and giving Trump a pass. They think Trump is a racist, and they are worried that the media seems hell bent on getting him elected. And the latest "health scare" crap about Hillary has them rethinking their belief that "where there's smoke, there's fire" when it comes to all of the usual attacks on Hillary's character.

They all say Hillary will make an OK president, even if they have problems with her (of course, the problems they cite are the usual RW media-created memes). I'd say about half don't seem enthusiastic about voting. They'll probably stay home. But that's better than voting for Trump.

I know this is all anecdotal. Be that as it may, it says to me that not only is the pro-Trump media narrative falling on deaf ears, but those ears are wise to the media's bias and are no longer buying it. Significantly, they are writing off the media as a source for accurate and balanced reporting.

When it's all said and done, the biggest loser this November may well be the media.

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Ya I agree! scardycat Sep 2016 #1
The news media that is n/t scardycat Sep 2016 #2
Do you notice any difference between men and women? It seems to me that women are especially pnwmom Sep 2016 #3
It's mostly women, but not by much. I'd say that the feelings of disgust stopbush Sep 2016 #10
Hubs was not a huge Hillary fan in the beginning. Demsrule86 Sep 2016 #16
That's great. It would be tough to find oneself married to a Trump supporter! pnwmom Sep 2016 #17
It might be grounds for divorce... Demsrule86 Sep 2016 #19
Hubs has been a Dem for years now. Demsrule86 Sep 2016 #20
I don't live in DC but I can tell you I am disgusted with the media. The only news I can turn on EV_Ares Sep 2016 #4
I live in L.A. busterbrown Sep 2016 #5
Not voting IS voting for Trump and the rest of the Republicans. Even if they are leaning towards Liberal_Stalwart71 Sep 2016 #6
That's an excellent point! nt arthritisR_US Sep 2016 #9
I was under the impression that the OP is discussing people who would normally vote Republican. crazylikafox Sep 2016 #11
the media has been a problem for decades but it does seem like our news system Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 #7
I think the media is fine. bigwillq Sep 2016 #8
The media is not doing their job and generally suck all the time. Demsrule86 Sep 2016 #15
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Hi, how did you find DU? I'm always curious about that. uppityperson Sep 2016 #13
Welcome to DU! pnwmom Sep 2016 #18
I love political shows. Demsrule86 Sep 2016 #14
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