Media Views Criticism as Danger to Democracy

2016 October 27
by bc3b

Not just in this election, but in every recent election, independent sources like Pew and George Mason University have demonstrated that the US media overwhelmingly favors the Democrats by communicating a far more favorable percentage of stories about the Democrat and a far larger percentage of negative stories about the Republicans.

This has been happening since Watergate, if not before. Recently BJG reported the results that only 32% of Americans, primarily Democrats, trust the US media.

The US public is becoming aware of the bias and outright dishonesty of the US media and members of the media don’t like it a bit. CNN’s Chris Cuomo, not the brightest of people, labeled criticism of the media by Trump and his supporters not a threat to a free press, but called it a “danger to democracy.”

It’s not a danger to free press and democracy for the media to be openly biased and dishonest, but it is a danger if anyone dares to call them out.

Triggered journalists from across the nation are bemoaning the treatment members of the press are receiving at Trump campaign rallies from Trump supporters the media routinely misrepresents as ignorant racists, fascist Nazis, or disenchanted working whites.

With increasing regularity, these journalist snowflakes are “reporting” their victimization at the hands Trump supporters who chant mean things like, “CNN sucks” and call them names like “presstitutes.”

For members of the media elite, the occasional taunts and jeers signal a dangerous threat to the free press. During an interview with Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer breathlessly asked Trump’s campaign manager to ask Trump to stop calling out the press at his rallies because he is scared “there could be an ugly incident” between Trump supporters and the “hardworking young journalists” who cover his rallies.

A quick review of media stories over the last two weeks reveals more than a dozen articles in major publications with the same “journalists victimized by Trump supporters at rallies” narrative. Trump supporters endure long waits, messy parking, and often obstructed view seating to rally for their candidate. The press, on the other hand, is given their own entrance, sectioned off seating, and protection from event security and the Secret Service.

After an exhaustive search, this Breitbart reporter could find exactly zero incidences of members of the media being physically attacked or assaulted at Trump rallies. None of this has stopped the misleading characterization of Trump supporters creating a “menacing” and “dangerous” environment for these special snowflakes.

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Hat tip: Breitbart

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What’s the difference between a prostitute and a “presstitute”? Prostitutes have higher moral and ethical standards.

 

38 Responses leave one →
  1. 2016 October 27 10:35 am
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    bc3b permalink

    My daily contribution to the destruction of a free press and democracy.

  2. 2016 October 27 10:42 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Media contributions 100-1 in favor of Democrats:

    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2008/07/24/medias-campaign-donations-tilt-100-1-favor-democrats

    But, they doesn’t mean they are biased.

  3. 2016 October 27 10:50 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  4. 2016 October 27 11:16 am
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    justrand permalink

    the media has been assured that Hillary will reward those who help drag her worthless carcass across the finish line…and they KNOW she will PUNISH those who don’t!

    Easy choice for them!

    Silver or Lead!!

  5. 2016 October 27 11:18 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Not just win, but destroy the GOP — http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/10/27/for_democrats_defeating_donald_trump_isnt_enough_132174.html — And the GOPers above the base don’t have a clue….

  6. 2016 October 27 11:19 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  7. 2016 October 27 11:36 am
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    justrand permalink

    Ah, but the Democrats don’t really want to destroy the GOP.

    They NEED the GOP, the way the Harlem Globertrotters need the Washington Generals!

  8. 2016 October 27 11:37 am
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    fight on permalink

    Dr #3 i have received various emails from friends regarding the muzzies in the Government. Brennan is always the first on sighted.

  9. 2016 October 27 12:41 pm
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    Yes…..as 7 says, Uniparty needs a ‘right face.’

    GOP understand exactly what is going on…..a Hillary win is the end of the Deplorables and that is fine with them…..they have their role to play.

    When Hillary wins the message is simple from Uniparty’s right face…..it was Trumps fault and all his stoopid, deplorable supporters!

  10. 2016 October 27 1:39 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Call it the Trump effect. Or a DoD admission that the F-35 will never assume the attack role. Or somebody screwed up. — http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a23537/air-force-fires-up-depot-line-keep-a-10s-flying-indefinitely/ — A10 lives.

  11. 2016 October 27 1:52 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #11 –

    F-35 = Air Force version of USS Gerald Ford:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/gerald-ford-aircraft-carrier-premature-2016-8

    The key thing is that the defense contractors are profitable.

  12. 2016 October 27 3:12 pm
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    3 Trump rallies today in Ohio…….last one will be in Geneva…..population <7k, within an hours drive of Cleveland.

    I sense Pravda is getting nervous…….monster vote coming…….

    But we know they have at least one more barrage of lies and insinuations to launch, probably about 9 days from now.

  13. 2016 October 27 3:39 pm
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    justrand permalink

    bruce, everything I’ve read indicates Trump will win Ohio…and I’m starting to believe he’ll win Florida as well.

    Kaine just cancelled his “rally” in Florida…apparently BOTH people who were going to attend indicated they were “busy”.

  14. 2016 October 27 3:48 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  15. 2016 October 27 3:57 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    15,

    Did she say who plays fullback for the Cubs? And was she proud he took a knee?
    /snark

  16. 2016 October 27 4:02 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Rand

    Where did you hear about Kane cancelling?

  17. 2016 October 27 4:13 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    More media whining from CNN about how Trump is turning the public against the media:

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=366544

  18. 2016 October 27 4:22 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Rand,

    Terrible optics.

  19. 2016 October 27 4:33 pm
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    20…..hahaha…..that’s rich…….they really don’t know how hated they are.

  20. 2016 October 27 4:45 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    Lets see.

    Media views criticism as danger to democracy?

    Really!!!

    What about those on the LEFT who perpetrate violence against people who support Trump. We are not talking about random violence BUT planned violence by leaders of the Democrat party against honest people. Destruction of private property because someone holds a contrary view – really. Much of this violence can be tracked right back to these people in the media who hype the threat of those of us on the right. What have we done – voiced our concerns, assembled peacefully (many cases left the place better than we found it), voted to stop this madness. Many times we are accused by the left of the very things they do.

    There is a time to come together and reason together AND then there comes the time to kill some mother f#ckers and burn their shit. The time is coming.

  21. 2016 October 27 5:23 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Gnqanq…the time is indeed coming.

  22. 2016 October 27 5:41 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump.
    On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket.
    You in?
    — Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 26, 2016

    Former Congressman cum radio host these days.

  23. 2016 October 27 5:55 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    We are being colonized — http://www.truthjustice.net/politics/mapping-the-rising-tide/ — Its a longish blog post but has some interesting demo stats.

  24. 2016 October 27 6:11 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, if Trump loses I am…well, more on that later 🙂

  25. 2016 October 27 6:37 pm
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    That’s good, as we were intended to be a republic.

    (Media Views the republic as a danger to their demokracy.)

  26. 2016 October 27 6:42 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #26

    Next to Texas and Kalifornia, Michigan doesn’t look so bad.

    A Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas study I frequently quote: Texas was 80% Anglo in 1970. In 2020 Hispanics will outnumber Anglos. In 2040 it will be 60% Hispanic.

    Will the last person who leaves Mexico for Texas and Kalifornia please turn off the light.

  27. 2016 October 27 6:46 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    29,

    Target practice for when the curtain goes up.

  28. 2016 October 27 7:22 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Barf bag at hand, watch this — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKRGZxh5rwI

  29. 2016 October 27 7:25 pm
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    justrand permalink

    About halfway thru a fiction book titled ‘The Republic of Texas, the Second Civil War’

    Don’t know how it turns out yet…don’t even know if I’ll ultimately like it.

    But I DO know the author sets up the national suspension of 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendment Rights pretty well.

    Luckily I won’t have to worry about them confiscating my guns , since I lost them in that tragic boating accident. 🙁

    remember folks, guns & boats do NOT mix!

  30. 2016 October 27 8:34 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    Watch this one, CNN gets owned and called out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEhGvAjl9tQ

  31. 2016 October 28 7:26 am
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    5 – GOPe be doing that all on their own.

  32. 2016 October 28 7:30 am
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    11 – Nah. Attack role they will have. But low and slow close air support – never, and yes it’s finally them finally admitting of that. F-35 is like the Bradley project in the end it’ll end up doing lots of jobs at a cheaper price, but it’ll do NONE of those jobs very well.

  33. 2016 October 28 7:40 am
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    12 – To be honest I would expect the Ford to have some issues like the article said being the first in the new class, particularly of the integration variety (usually worked out by ships #2 or #3), though not really of the power plant variety though eek. Sounds like a few years we’ll be done massive overhauls on Ford and Kennedy.

    18 – Turnout almost NEVER matches off-year elections, the fact that is doesn’t is the only reason the R party still wins some elections (2010\2014).

  34. 2016 October 28 7:43 am
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    20 – ha ha they don’t seem to understand a) they’re doing it to themselves and b) they viewed sometimes more responsible than the lying politicains themselves because while we expect pols to try to run one over on us, and lie left and right, people used to expect the media to at least try and play it even handed – that they’re clearly not and admit they’re not makes them even worse than the pols.

    OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

  35. 2016 October 28 7:45 am
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    25 – “Joe Walsh”…. wasn’t Walsh Mr. “You lie” to obama during SoTU Speech.

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