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Anyone see anything wrong with this

The media and candidate coverage..  Bill Maher as a presidential candidate or Rush limbaugh for that matter. Both are talented in their own way. Serious candidates such as Hillary jeb or marco cannot get air time, at least not in the quantity that Bill or rush might get. Why because they might be more entertaining than the more serious candidates. Networks are not fools in that they see what candidates raise their viewership ratings and ratings mean money in their pockets. More airtime is allocated to the best ratings boosters.

 

In reality. The Trumpster is getting tons of airtime in excess of what the other candidates are getting. Are we electing a government leader or an entertainer? Can't you see how tv ratings are impacting the political dialogue. Thus worthy candidates of both parties are not able get exposure that they deserve. And the public is not getting the various  points of view.

 

It's shameful that the public is being denied worthy information so that media can profit from the entertainment value.

 

 

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Advisor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this

When Bill Clinton was serving his terms as the nominal national capo for the Bush/Clinton organized crime family, one of his primary tasks was to end the free press by permitting consolidation into a handful of sociopathic media corporations.

 

Corporations exist for only one purpose- to maximize shareholder value- and thus are by definition sociopathic.

 

They are "people too' but very, very bad people.

Veteran Advisor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this

yeah, and the next thing you will come up with is that Barack Obama was a serious candidate for POTUS and not a media sensation.

 

Smell the coffee or keep eating the oatmeal.

Honored Advisor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this

Jeb, Hillary and Marco aren`t saying anything different, it`s the same stuff that got us in the mess in the first place. The media gives Trump attention for the same reason some watch a NASCAR race, to "hopefully" see a wreck....the media isn`t covering Trump to help him, quite the opposite.  But I`m sure they don`t mind their bump in ratings that Trump gives them. 

 

No one predicted Trump, he has touched every "3rd rail" out there and was not only not electricuted, but seems to be energized.  My take on it is if Trump had this message 5 years ago it wouldn`t have resonated, he`d be 5% in the polls.  It`s just a perfect storm of people waking up that they are in a pot of boiling water and Trump not being afraid or beholding that he can`t say the truth.

 

What frustrates the elite is the big crowds that Trump draws, the sheeple are suposed to be content in weaving the rope that they will be hanged with.  If Trump wasn`t filling stadiums, the media would gladdly take that excuse the not cover him in favor of chasing Lindsey Graham around.

Senior Contributor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this

Bernie draws huge crowds as well but you don't see the media clinging to his every word.

Senior Contributor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this

Two words, Al Franken

Veteran Advisor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this

Where did you find those words in Don's post?

Senior Advisor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this


@BA Deere wrote:

Jeb, Hillary and Marco aren`t saying anything different, it`s the same stuff that got us in the mess in the first place. The media gives Trump attention for the same reason some watch a NASCAR race, to "hopefully" see a wreck....the media isn`t covering Trump to help him, quite the opposite.  But I`m sure they don`t mind their bump in ratings that Trump gives them. 

 

No one predicted Trump, he has touched every "3rd rail" out there and was not only not electricuted, but seems to be energized.  My take on it is if Trump had this message 5 years ago it wouldn`t have resonated, he`d be 5% in the polls.  It`s just a perfect storm of people waking up that they are in a pot of boiling water and Trump not being afraid or beholding that he can`t say the truth.

 

What frustrates the elite is the big crowds that Trump draws, the sheeple are suposed to be content in weaving the rope that they will be hanged with.  If Trump wasn`t filling stadiums, the media would gladdly take that excuse the not cover him in favor of chasing Lindsey Graham around.


Brack Obama created the Trump sensation with his immigration policy.

Honored Advisor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this

Well, the media is in the tank for Hillary...but they`ll settle for Jeb.   Bernie is a left-handed designated hitter, didn`t see the debate, but the turning point is the sound bite where Bernie graciously said to Hillary "We are all sick of hearing about your damned emails" .  Bernie is handled with kid gloves, I`ve never seen him asked a "gotcha question"...that`s all Trump is ever asked is gotcha questions, trouble is for those asking those questions is if answered truthfully the gotcha question doesn`t work and that is what Trump does.  It also doesn`t hurt that Trump supporters are above average in intelligence.

Veteran Advisor

Re: Anyone see anything wrong with this

There isn't enough time in the day for Obama to do all the things y'all accuse him of!!