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Thu Sep 15, 2016, 07:50 AM

24/7 news cycle created Trump and just might elect him

All thinking members of the media from the executive producers, line producers, writers, editors, anchors, reporters, on down know that Trump is supremely unqualified to be Prez.
But, if they just flat out said this, what more would be needed to say.
So, they can't and/or won't say this.

Why?
Because every day they have to keep feeding the 24 hour, seven days a week news cycle beast with new material. So, keep finding more stories on him whether they be pro or con. But, never say any of the awful things he's done or says be considered disqualifying.
And, as a result, just keep giving him constant free air time negating the need for him to buy much air time.

Yes, they created him and allowed him to win the nomination.
Now, they might do the once previously thought unthinkable and give him the most important job in the world.
They will continue to go with the "false equivalency" narrative of two EQUALLY bad choices.
Even though they know that, even on her worst day or even with her worst fault, trait, or errors that she is eminently more qualified and suited by every metric for the job.

But, their biggest and most important goal is a tight race. That's all that matters
They hope the false equivalency way to cover it will give them their close horse race and keep readers, listeners, and viewers with them all the way thru election night when the polls close on the west coast.

And, if Trump wins, I would bet that eventually many of them will privately weep when they are home alone and realize the role that they played in allowing the greatest con job ever perpetuated on the American people. Hopefully, they won't be crying while watching a mushroom cloud heading to take us all down with them.

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Reply 24/7 news cycle created Trump and just might elect him (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Sep 2016 OP
BumRushDaShow Sep 2016 #1
Funtatlaguy Sep 2016 #4
BumRushDaShow Sep 2016 #5
Funtatlaguy Sep 2016 #6
Dem2 Sep 2016 #2
Funtatlaguy Sep 2016 #3

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 07:53 AM

1. Time to go back to the dawn to dusk stations. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 11:28 AM

4. Not sure what you mean.

Are you saying you would like to get rid of the 24 hour cable news stations?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 11:41 AM

5. They are not "news" anymore

I used to like CNN's Headline News because although often repetitive, it was "news". Updated each half hour. Of course that station's format was morphed into the fluff "HLN".

These stations spend more time filling airtime with crap and babbling talking heads that promote propaganda and chase ratings. Their few long form investigative segments are often about "little people", not the big players. They refuse to do any fact-checking or research and the anchors insist on hogging the screen rather than step back and let a speech or press conference play without their big heads blabbing over what someone important is saying.

It seems they should go to a different model where they can come on the air when there is "breaking news", cover it to some conclusion, and then just go off the air.

Anyone over a certain age remembers when TV went off the air some time after midnight (with some stations maybe running until 2 am with a "late late show" or "late late movie" and then BAM! National anthem, test pattern, and then snow. Some rural stations were literally dusk to dawn - on at 6 am and off the air at 6 pm.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 04:10 PM

6. You are spot on.

Edward R Murrow continues rolling over in his grave.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 08:32 AM

2. I'm sending them emails today

"you created this monster, now what?"

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 15, 2016, 08:37 AM

3. Good for you.

Give them hell.

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