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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:50 PM

The media seems intent on "normalizing" this corrupt and narcissistic dictator wannabe.

Not all of them, but many appear to have convinced themselves that this is just "politics". They are willing to overlook all warning signs and evidence of criminality. Perhaps they are just exhausted?

Well, we are all exhausted. America is exhausted.

The latest example that I have noticed is how many are reporting that this is not an issue that the American people are interested in. They cite polls as proof that they are reporting the "right news".

Also, they say that voters are only interested in healthcare, jobs, trade, etc. And those are all very important issues, but they cannot be swapped off in a trade for our democracy.

That is not the role of the media, to report what the average citizen is or is not interested in. They should report news that the people need to know. Journalists are not janitors. We expect them to report information that people need to know, not just what they want to know.

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Reply The media seems intent on "normalizing" this corrupt and narcissistic dictator wannabe. (Original post)
kentuck Apr 2019 OP
SHRED Apr 2019 #1
kentuck Apr 2019 #2
SHRED Apr 2019 #3
smirkymonkey Apr 2019 #5
malaise Apr 2019 #4
Bettie Apr 2019 #6
malaise Apr 2019 #8
Bettie Apr 2019 #9
sarcasmo Apr 2019 #16
GeorgeGist Apr 2019 #7
kentuck Apr 2019 #10
HughBeaumont Apr 2019 #11
ginnyinWI Apr 2019 #12
triron Apr 2019 #13
extvbroadcaster Apr 2019 #14
McKim Apr 2019 #15
NNYCDN51 Apr 2019 #17
bdamomma Apr 2019 #18
certainot Apr 2019 #19

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:53 PM

1. Barr's ties to Russia

 

Among other critical info is virtually ignored.


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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:55 PM

2. That is unreal!

He's covering for William Barr as much as he's covering for Donald Trump?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:00 PM

3. Excellent point

 

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:11 PM

5. +1000

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:04 PM

4. The media is owned by the corporations

Money and ratings are all that count to those scumbags.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:13 PM

6. You know though

I'm willing to bet that a news outlet that actually covered all this stuff would be surprisingly successful.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:17 PM

8. Well Rachel tops the ratings

so we have proof

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:38 PM

9. Good point

and yeah, more of that would be good for everyone!

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 02:25 PM

16. Bingo, we're living in a Corporate Theocracy.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:02 PM

7. Corporate media is desperate to save the party ...

of their owners.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:15 AM

10. Barr is the official "fixer" for the Republican Party.

They only bring him out of the bullpen when they are desperate.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:18 AM

11. "Seems"?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:30 AM

12. They haven't had a presidency this bad before and don't know quite how to cover it.

So they fall back on the same old same old coverage. And I don't think they give people enough information to really know what's happening.

I'm talking about the major networks. PBS will report more extensively but maintains a quiet tone. So you at least get the information.

I'm disappointed in NPR, which seems to want to gloss over everything.

I don't have cable but listen to Rachael's podcast and get more info that way.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:33 AM

13. Hitler would have loved our media.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:47 AM

14. A combination of things

Yes, the media is normalizing Trump and the GOP. They have never had to cover such a thing, and have been confused since day one with Trump. He lies so much, and so often, about everything, the media has given up. Plus, the news business is just corporations now and they are after the dollar bill. That leads to such nonsense as Kelly Anne Conway on "Meet the Press" - you might as well go get a cup of coffee, nothing she says is worth hearing. But she gets the airtime, along with other Trump sycophants in the guise of "news." It is disheartening. I don't know what will happen, but I am afraid we might be gearing up for another 4 years of Trump. Nothing can seem to stop him, even an approval rating that never goes above 50%. With the electoral college the way it is and a 30 million dollar war chest, getting rid of Trump is going to be difficult.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:51 AM

15. "The President of the United States!"

Ever noticed how the phrase “The President of the United States” is used endlessly to name Trump. This was not the case with Mr. Bush II. This phrase repeated endlessly elevates this petty little man and lends Trump the status of a Demi god. This is intensional .This has power and I wish the media would just stop it!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:44 PM

17. I am so sick and tired

 

of ALL this GOP bullshit in our country.
Trump is a fucking asshole ... PERIOD.
And frankly 99% of the Repubes are asshole too.
Really considering getting out of the U.S. before it all comes tumbling down
with this Fascist bunch of lunatics!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still feel 2020 will be too late........



Wish this Eagle would have pecked his fucking eyes out.........

Keep On Thinking Free

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Response to NNYCDN51 (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:56 PM

18. Back in history

heads were put on pikes for everyone to see.

Welcome to DU

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 12:30 AM

19. it starts at the local talk radio station, which is coordinated to the state gop and their think

tanks and blasts 40 states with 80 senators who's staffs think those fucking dittoheads are legitimate constituency

it'd normalized because that's the dominant buzz for 10s of millions and because the dumbfucks in media keep analyzing politics as if studying fish without water --- as if talk radio doesn't exist --- what fucking idiots

maybe americans need to try something different and stop giving these shits a free speech free ride

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