Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kurtz: Media "Making the case for unfairness" in covering Trump

The self-appointed guardians of the media believe that Donald Trump is too dangerous to be president.

What of course is more dangerous is electing venal woman who has shown reckless disregard for national security and has put America up for sale by way of the Clinton Foundation slush fund.

Howard Kurtz of Fox News, formerly of the Washington Post, condemns his fellow members of the media.

From Fox News:
This is about the mainstream media’s reporters, editors and producers, whose credo is supposed to be fairness.

And now some of them are flat-out making the case for unfairness—an unprecedented approach for an unprecedented campaign.

Put aside, for the moment, the longstanding complaints about journalists being unfair to Republicans. They never treated Mitt Romney, John McCain, George W. Bush or Bob Dole like this.

Keep in mind that the media utterly misjudged Trump from the start, covering him as a joke or a sideshow or a streaking comet that would burn itself out. Many of them later confessed how wrong they had been, and that they had missed the magnitude of the anger and frustration that fueled Trump's unlikely rise.

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