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    News coverage of the 2016 usa primaries

    Discussion in 'Debate Room' started by GingerCoffee, Sep 15, 2015.

    The news coverage is quite sad. With a year still to go and the first state primaries still months off, it's amazing how much the news media is steering the boat and it appears that being the best news commodity is the fuel.

    Trump is a star, the news media is showing his speeches because they make the best video news releases.

    The rest of the GOP contenders get a little coverage when they do something extreme like Huckabee's jail visit or something unusual like Jeb speaking Spanish. Fiorina gets a little coverage because CNN is playing up her participation in tomorrow's debate.

    Bernie gets coverage showing his crowds, but the whole speeches are not covered in full like Trump's are. But they showed people at Liberty clapping at a pro-choice comment, apparently that's more newsworthy than the 60 second standing ovation for the anti-abortion question that was asked of Bernie shortly after.

    Biden gets a lot of wishful thinking coverage, the story has some human interest value.

    For Clinton, she gets coverage if she puts down Trump's sexism. The rest of Clinton's news coverage is her faux scandals, one question surveys if she's trusted, and her falling poll numbers even though nationally she further ahead of the pack than Trump is ahead of his.
     
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    So it's just more of the same 'news station is bias towards the ones they want to win' deal?
     
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    No, there's absolutely no evidence that is the motive. The motive, if one analyzes the evidence, is putting on what sells more news. The sad thing is the outcome, at least at this stage: the masses don't get good information.
     
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    Which is inevitable when the masses get their information from sources that publish it for profit and the profit is proportional to the size of the audience.
     
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    The news media is such an oblivious partner in the game. If you get a phishing email, you know, the prince from Nigeria kind, do you then describe that as Nigerians tried to hack your computer?

    I don't think so.

    But according to news headlines yesterday and today: the Russians tried five times to hack into Clinton's server.

    Tried to hack into her server? A spam scam that probably went out to millions (billions) in a mass spamming is portrayed as specifically the Russians trying to hack specifically into Clinton's server.

    Scandal sells, who cares if it is misleading.


    On the other hand, a glimpse into Clinton's emails shows how normal she is, not the deceitful Maleficent she's portrayed as.
     
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