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Hey, Frank Bruni! When will the media
´redeem´ itself for Barack Obama´s election?

Washington Examiner, by Eddie Scarry

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/12/2019 5:09:56 AM

In between the lines of Frank Bruni’s column Friday in the New York Times, he admits what any normal person should have accepted long ago: President Trump won the 2016 election in spite of the news media, not because of it. I literally mean between the lines. The piece is largely a plea for the national news media to “redeem” itself (the actual word he used), but here and there, he confesses that his complaint may not only be hopeless but also pointless. “That’s a specific question but also an overarching one — about the degree to which

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Postaway, 1/12/2019 5:36:08 AM     (No. 11890364)

When the public reads or listens to the MSM they are really only eavesdropping in on the uninformed cocktail chatter of self-satisfied dunces who have turned snobbery into a profession. More intelligent insights can be found in places like coffee shops or car wash waiting areas all across the country, especially where people haven’t been snorting, drinking or endlessly cheating on their spouses. The MSM deserves to go out of business.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Krause, 1/12/2019 7:48:29 AM     (No. 11890445)

I always thought when the ´great´ newsmen were saying that they didn´t know much about Obama, they showed themselves as NOT being great newsmen.

Also, if it was Obama that had the successes of Trump so far, what would the current media have to say?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: winnie1, 1/12/2019 8:03:05 AM     (No. 11890465)

Hey Bruni go back to your old job at the NY Slime critiquing restaurants. That was your speciality politics is not!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackburton, 1/12/2019 8:07:23 AM     (No. 11890467)

The media is good at one thing: Demonizing. They did it to McCain (and especially Sarah Palin), they did it to Romney. Tried really hard to do it to W in ´04... I remember clearly Bush Derangement Syndrome. And the rallies after he was re-elected. (Still doing it...see "Vice" movie).

It´s a puzzle to them that we finally had someone to stood up up them and people got what they had been looking for. The demonizing continues, of course, but Trump. Won.

And they´re always looking only to the person/personality. Sarah is a hick. Gets destroyed. Obama is the demographic miracle. he´s the messiah.

I don´t give a whit for Trump´s foibles, past foibles, stumbling speech, bad hair. I care about this country.

The MSM should try THAT sometime.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tank, 1/12/2019 8:56:17 AM     (No. 11890529)

Also between the lines is the assumption by those in the media that it´s their job to drive the election results. What Bruni and others are saying is that they failed to adequately control the narrative to obtain the outcome they wanted.

If they would report the unadulterated facts - on both sides - the voters would have a better chance to make the decision. As it is, they presuppose they must make the decision for us plebes and lead us to the correct well for a drink.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: msjena, 1/12/2019 9:42:23 AM     (No. 11890582)

Frank Bruni lives in a bubble. The media did everything it could to undermine Trump and cover for Hillary. They conjured up women from long ago who claimed he harassed them (were are they now?), they featured a beauty pageant winner who said Trump called her fat, they salivated over the Billy Bush tape, they accused Trump of racial discrimination in his father’s buildings, they claimed he didn’t build his own wealth, they characterized his supporters as white supremacists—or just plain stupid. If they want to redeem themselves, they need to admit they abandoned unbiased reporting and tried to elect Hillary (and failed).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 1/12/2019 11:58:43 AM     (No. 11890822)

#5 hits on a key fact, which is also a significant part of why Trump won. The media made it clear that they wanted Hillary to win and that they were convinced that she would because the American people would never vote for Trump. Even in the primaries, when they worked to get Trump the win, they made it clear that only a candidate who was willing to stand up to the media could beat Hillary. The media,in part, got Trump elected by the way in which they opposed him. Trump may not have gotten elected if the media had not so explicitly actively opposed him. The "establishment" wanted Trump to be the Republican nominee because they were sure that he could not possibly win the election. The American people recognized this and THAT is why he won the election. The "establishment" looks like it is going to repeat this mistake in 2020. Instead of trying to CONVINCE the American people they are going to try to force them to make the "right" choice.

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