Are Democrats great Marketers or the recipient of wonderful propaganda? Watching the presidential election play out is like a case study in the power of the media.
All I heard or read about today is how the election is over and the Hillary Clinton campaign was starting to plan for a landslide victory so they can claim a mandate. They are even targeting once solid Red states that are now “in play.”
There are only two reasons the Clinton campaign will be campaigning in solid Republican states. The first is tactical to try and demoralize Donald Trump supporters and discourage turnout. The second is a recon mission to figure out better ways to conduct voter fraud. But, don’t worry, the media says there is no voter fraud so there can’t be….unless Clinton loses then watch how many news outlets report voter fraud.
The media excoriated Trump for saying he would wait and see before conceding the election. This comes from the same media that supported Al Gore’s lawsuit contending voter fraud when he lost to President George W. Bush on 2000. Maybe it was the Y2K bug that did it.
We are treated to stories on how the polls show Clinton way ahead. Mark my words, as the election draws closer the polls will tighten. Any smart Marketer can craft a survey to deliver pre-conceived results. The same is true for polls. However, most pollsters want to claim they were right so as Election Day approaches, they will start using more neutral questions and the polls will start reflecting reality.
Polls showed President Jimmy Carter nine points ahead of President Ronald Reagan a week before the election. How did that turn out? Of course, President Harry Truman laughed at the pundits. Thomas Dewey was not so tickled.
Early voting data suggests the race is closer than the media wants to admit. In fact, they spun the story that Clinton had a huge advantage. The only problem with early voting data is it only shows how many registered Democrats and Republicans voted. It does not indicate for whom the vote was cast. Reporting facts has never been the media’s strong suit.
The media can no longer be trusted – if it ever was in the first place. WikiLeaks has proven the collusion between the mainstream media and Democrats. It also proved the Clinton machine is capable of stealing elections as I’m sure most of Senator Bernie Sanders fans are aware. Yet, the media treats any mention of a rigged election or voter fraud as the rantings of a mad man.
The media bombards you with slanted information and those who do not verify, believe. The media claims Republicans are racists right? Then explain why the Thirtieth Amendment (abolish slavery) was supported by 100 percent of the Republicans and only 23 percent of the Democrats? The Fourteenth Amendment (free the slaves) had 94 percent of the republican support with zero support from Democrats.
The media claims Republicans are sexists right? Then explain the 100 percent of the Republicans support for the Fifteenth Amendment (right to vote) with zero support from Democrats. Most millennials buy the false narrative the media presents. They will learn and it may be sooner than they think. Millennials can have solace in knowing the Democrats supported Obamacare 100 percent to the Republicans zero. Let’s see how they feel next year when rates will double.
The media can spin as much as it want. The one thing it can’t change is reality. I’m reminded of the line in Animal House when Pinto explains to Flounder that he screwed up. He trusted them.