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The Media’s Mission: Keep the Electorate Misinformed and Distracted

Posted by V the K at 2:32 pm - August 19, 2016.
Filed under: Media Bias

So, judging by what I caught on CNN this morning:

  • An Olympic swimmer having a run-in with the Rio constabulary is a Major Story.
  • Donald Trump apologizing for stuff he said is a Major Story.
  • Hillary Clinton running the State Department as a Pay-for-Play operation, on the other hand, is *Not* a major story.
  • Barack Obama paying off the Iranians is also *Not* a major story.

There is statistical evidence that the observations are accurate.

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7 Comments

  1. FYI – This appears presidential: http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-takes-role-president-hard-hit-louisiana/

    This does not: http://www.cbs8.com/story/32790681/clinton-calls-la-governor-to-discuss-floods

    Now – will the DNC-Supportive MSM make Shrillary look like Dubya? I think we all know the answer to that question.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - August 19, 2016

  2. the only purpose the democrat party-media complex has had in the united states for decades is telling the people what advances their political agenda. the truth is for rubes.

    Comment by salg — August 19, 2016 @ 5:41 pm - August 19, 2016

  3. Soros trying to buy a supreme court decision on immigration non story
    All of Soros leaks non story.
    Soldiers given defective helmets made by inmates non story
    CNN editing out black woman saying to burn white neighborhoods non story
    Euthanasia under Obamacare non story
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/no_author/will-murdered-health-care-system/
    http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/08/18/hacked-memo-george-soros-behind-obama-decision-accept-100000-refugees-per-year/
    http://www.infowars.com/north-carolina-teachers-ordered-to-avoid-calling-students-boys-and-girls/

    Comment by Steve — August 19, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - August 19, 2016

  4. Mean while Trump flies in to have a look see and people around here are happy to see him. Even Mary Landru is glad he came . Local media, if they mention it at all, treat it as a stunt. Obummer didn’t even have a press avail to discuss the devastation.

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — August 19, 2016 @ 8:23 pm - August 19, 2016

  5. The items as seen on CNN can be explained as follows:

    First two story items: ‘fresh’ news.
    Last two story items: ‘stale’ news.

    In a 24-hour news cycle on a 24-hour content provider, fresh will always win over stale.

    (This doesn’t mean that stale news, like supermarket deli items, can’t be repackaged as ‘fresh’, but when it is you know bias exists.)

    Comment by RSG — August 19, 2016 @ 9:55 pm - August 19, 2016

  6. (This doesn’t mean that stale news, like supermarket deli items, can’t be repackaged as ‘fresh’, but when it is you know bias exists.)

    When 3-day-old 80% hamburger magically becomes today’s 73% “fresh-ground hamburger” just by adding a little of today’s trimmed-fat, …it’s the “Manager’s Special”.

    In Politics, it’s just the MSM’s “Breaking News” for the low-information voter.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — August 20, 2016 @ 12:55 am - August 20, 2016

  7. But it wasn’t “stale” news when the MFM spent a whole week on Trump’s Flame-War with the Khan family?

    Not buying it.

    Ah, grasshopper, how soon you forget. Now who consistently kept the story alive via their own actions for four days of that seven-day week? Hmmm…who could it be? Could it beeeee….Satan Trump?!?

    Therefore giving the aforementioned media an opportunity to mix the old story with a little new fat (every day) and call it fresh. You (object of attention ‘you’) can’t complain about how biased the media is when you keep giving them fodder in which to attack you. It’s the inverse of the celebuturds who yell and scream at the paparazzi for taking pictures of them at the airport or outside the mall and then a day later are begging for interviews (and attention) for their latest new project.

    Also, consider the source of the news items in the post. This is the same network which went from 24-hour news and issue programming to reality-based infotainment masquerading as news documentaries. Now, no one longer needs extended cable and thus The Discovery Channel or Food Network to see a celebrity chef eat fish heads in a restaurant in Vietnam. It’s at the point where the next time someone pretends they’re Spider-Man and climbs the Trump Tower, if I happened to see it first on CNN, I won’t believe it until I’ve also seen it elsewhere.

    Comment by RSG — August 20, 2016 @ 7:50 pm - August 20, 2016

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