The media is supposed to deliver the news, not try to manipulate it

The media bias is at an absurd level. There is nothing the media can do to change the views of die hard Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump supporters.

It’s a different story for the rest of us so-called undecided voters.  Although, I do not think there is truly an undecided voter. We are leaning one way or another and that is what makes the media dangerous.  Most voters are not informed and I do not mean that in a bad way.  They either do not have the time or interest or both to follow politics.

So if they rely on radio news updates on the way to and from work or read the headlines in the trash masquerading as newspapers than America is in trouble.  The news is dead.  There is no longer any pretense the mainstream media is remotely close to objective.

According to the watchdog Center for Public Integrity, journalists donated $382,000 to the Clinton campaign versus $14,000 to Trump.  For you non-Math whizzes, that’s a 27 to 1 ratio.  The report indicated more than 430 media businesses contributed to Clinton compared to 50 for Trump.

There is verifiable evidence in the WikiLeaks e-mail dump of collusion between the State Department and Clinton campaign regarding her e-mail scandal.  There are also stories of how chummy the media is with Liberal candidates not named Bernie Sanders.  Yet we hear crickets from the media. The media instead focuses the story on the theft of the e-mails versus the explosive content.

I bet Richard Nixon would have loved the story to be about some crackpot stool pigeon with a throat condition versus the content he delivered.  Ironically Mark Felt (Deep Throat) was a top FBI official much like the FBI officials in the WikiLeaks e-mails.  The only difference is the media is on Clinton’s team so she gets a pass.

How many stories have you read or heard about Trump’s womanizing?  I guess that is a bigger issue than keeping our country safe, the economy, and immigration reform.  But when President John F. Kennedy or President Bill Clinton converted the White House into a brothel the news was about the issues because their personal business is none of our concern if they are doing the job.


Politico is as biased as CNN and about as tone deaf as the political establishment.  In a recent article it wrote (I’m guessing with a straight face) “Republicans and Democrats, in Washington and beyond, fear that the aftermath of the 2016 election will create a festering infection in the already deep and lasting wound that the campaign is leaving on America.”

Really?  It thinks the rancor of this political season will “create a festering infection…”  That is how out of touch the media is with its own duplicity in fermenting a divide between the populace and the political ruling class.  The article goes on to fret about how Trump supporters will react if he loses.  It fears an outbreak of violence.

This from a media that covers rioters like a tailgate party when they march in solidarity to a fallen brother they never knew at the hands of a police officer. And now it worries about potential violence if Trump loses?

If Trump loses and people riot, will the media cover the riots with the same sympathy it did for the looters in Baltimore?  Or the ones in South Carolina?  Will we get story after story justifying riots because of a stolen election?

Trump is spending too much time setting the narrative of a stolen election versus speaking to the issues that matter to those of us more interested in what he can do for the country. But that doesn’t mean the media is not out campaigning for Clinton trying to swing the vote her way.

Do you think some will see a media openly campaigning for Clinton as trying to “rig” the election?  The media is supposed to deliver the news, not try to manipulate it.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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