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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 04:55 PM

Question, Would the media be reacting any different if the situations were reversed?..Trump-Hillary?

If...by some chance, Hillary had a minority of the total votes, and won the electoral college, would the media be reacting any differently as far as all things are concerned?...recount? legitimacy? over all view of the event? My sense is that the media would be reporting a lot stronger for the unfairness of the event. Somehow I feel we would be getting a different picture and view of the struggle to back Trump who would be winner of the total vote cast....

I doubt I can trust the Main Stream Media...but I might add, it is awful now, it was before the election, and it was awful in the run up to Trumps nomination..

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 04:58 PM

1. Main Stream Media IMO is not to be trusted. I now view MSM as propaganda outlets and

news anchors paid to spread propaganda, lies and distortions.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:00 PM

2. Yes, thinks would be very different, the conflict of interest would be loud,

Republicans would be burning down our streets if Trump had gotten 2 million more votes and Hillary would have the required number for the EC, there would not be a Congress which could work with Hillary, yes lots of different results.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:04 PM

3. they'd harp on about her inability to connect to all of America, and how she has to reach out ..

and how her deplorable comments put people off... and how Trump had the pulse of the people and how she has to come clean with the American people about her "scandals" and how she can't expect to lead as a Minority president unless she finds common ground with Republicans... and how <insert BS reason here> and how <insert BS reason here> and how <insert BS reason here>

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:13 PM

4. I think that would have been a less surprising result

We knew Trump had groupthink scattered throughout the US, and that there could be enough voters dispersed throughout to give him the popular vote. It was the unexpected concentration in historically blue states that was a surprising revelation.
So, just based on that, the media coverage would have been different. Democratic pundits would be defending the electoral college and minimizing the popular vote, and republicans would be calling for it to be abolished.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:16 PM

5. YES YES YES. THE BIG story would be about how the people did not support her

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:44 PM

6. We would still be talking

About EMAILS.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 05:50 PM

7. worse than that

let's suppose Hillary won pop. vote AND EC vote by substantial margins
the media would once again parade Doris Kerns-Goodwin before prime time audiences to talk about Lincoln's "team of rivals" and how she needs to include Republicans in her cabinet picks for some reason
i don't recall seeing or hearing the words "team of rivals" in the media since Nov. 8, go figure

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 06:09 PM

8. If Trump would have gotten more votes and lost the EC the main topic would be

how the EC is outdated and needs to be eliminated.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 06:15 PM

10. Republican congress critters would chorus about the lack of a mandate

And they would refuse to do anything because the new president wasn't backed by the popular vote, so the will of the people (a very slippery concept in Republican hands) would be that the new president had no mandate to govern. No appointments would be considered, let alone confirmed, and Republicans would piously claim the founding dudes' blessing for refusing to govern for another four years.

But since it was their guy who fluked through, we won't be hearing any of that "will of the people" nonsense, except as it is expressed by the voters of the electoral college.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 06:12 PM

9. Sure as shit Fox would. nt

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