End of the Free Ride

2016 is an election like NO other…..we have had just about everything that could possibly happen do so…….I have been watching the different interviews that the candidates give and one thing sticks out above anything else….the MSM seem reluctant to ask real questions of the candidates…..

The worse example is with Trump….the media will not ask a probing question….it is like they are afraid of this person……..

There are a few questions that need to be asked and especially answered without the manure that is usually spread….platitudes and slogans……

The news media has come under a lot of fire for journalistic malpractice when it came to Donald Trump. In March, Nick Kristof, a New York Times columnist wrote a piece on that subject called “My Shared Shame: The Media Helped Make Trump.” He accused the mainstream media of giving Trump undeserved free coverage while somehow skipping over the candidate’s obvious shortcomings.

Our first big failing was that television in particular handed Trump the microphone without adequately fact-checking him or rigorously examining his background, in a craven symbiosis that boosted audiences for both.

The truth is, the media has needed Trump like a crack addict needs a hit.”

Source: End of the Free Ride: 19 Questions the Mainstream Media Should Have Been Asking Donald Trump | Nomadic Politics

The media needs to stop being a willing participant in the propaganda machine of the candidates and start acting like something they use to be……a news organization…..they are NO longer entertaining….

5 thoughts on “End of the Free Ride

  1. Amen, I couldn’t have said it better. I have emailed both the NY Times and the Washington Post, that if DT should win, I am pointing the finger at both of them. It is like they are reporting a sporting match instead of doing actual investigative research to provide context. Thanks, Gronda

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