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senseandsensibility

(17,631 posts)
Sun Mar 17, 2024, 06:22 PM Mar 2024

The corporate media trusts cheato more now than in 2017

After Charlottesville, the majority of the nonright media knew exactly what the freak meant when he said there are good people on both sides. They called him out on it immediately. There was not an effort to "look at the context".

They could have done that. They could have said there were some good people there, and technically there probably were some nonviolent people who got caught up in march they didn't bargain for. But no one said that. It was understood what he meant.

Flash forward six years. The corporate media's ability to do that is gone. After all we have witnessed from this freak, including Jan. 6, they now want to parse his words and give him the benefit of the doubt.

And so do some on this site.

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The corporate media trusts cheato more now than in 2017 (Original Post) senseandsensibility Mar 2024 OP
He was good for ratings/subscriptions. They want that boost again. RockRaven Mar 2024 #1
But He Wasn't ProfessorGAC Mar 2024 #6
The oligarchs and billionaires want the Trump tax cuts to continue. dalton99a Mar 2024 #2
I'm Not Certain "Trusts" Is the Word You Want There The Roux Comes First Mar 2024 #3
I am just going by their actions. senseandsensibility Mar 2024 #4
Gotcha! The Roux Comes First Mar 2024 #5
How do you propose we combat this OP? NYC2ATL Mar 2024 #7
That's a good question senseandsensibility Mar 2024 #8

ProfessorGAC

(66,163 posts)
6. But He Wasn't
Sun Mar 17, 2024, 07:17 PM
Mar 2024

The campaign season bumps were similar to those before the whiny brat ever ran fir office.
His 4 years in office didn't really reflect a consistent rating uptick (for the industry as a whole) nor did ad revenues reflect greater interest.
This was from the numbers the big 3, Time-Warner, & Comcast as a whole. He wasn't really "better for business" that any other president. And, the bump in 2020 was a combination of typical non-viewers tuning in for COVID daily updates, then the campaign that followed a couple months later.
It seems they fear if there us no horse race, the normal bump won't happen. It's like they are trying to keep something from not happening. Not the most strategic point of view.
Whatever their motivation, it can't be from the great ratings TFG delivered, but the initial freak show interest wore off before November '16. Has to be something else.

The Roux Comes First

(1,323 posts)
3. I'm Not Certain "Trusts" Is the Word You Want There
Sun Mar 17, 2024, 06:47 PM
Mar 2024

I don't perceive anything resembling honor or positive character traits involved in this in any way. "Greed" and a number of other deadly sins seem far more prominent, on the side of tfg and the media both.

senseandsensibility

(17,631 posts)
4. I am just going by their actions.
Sun Mar 17, 2024, 06:49 PM
Mar 2024

In 2017, they did not have, or even pretend to have, any faith in his good intentions. Now they do, or pretend to. Is it possible they have ulterior motives? Of course.

The Roux Comes First

(1,323 posts)
5. Gotcha!
Sun Mar 17, 2024, 07:10 PM
Mar 2024

Personally, my recall for 2017 is pretty scanty.

But I'm certain there is a very high level of denial for most of us as to all that transpired.

senseandsensibility

(17,631 posts)
8. That's a good question
Sun Mar 17, 2024, 09:50 PM
Mar 2024

Calling it out is probably not sufficient, but it's better than saying nothing. The more people that speak out the better. That's why I get miffed when people on this board don't seem to get how biased the media is and how much difference it makes.

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