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Press Get Zero for Their Cash to Candidates

Press Get Zero for Their Cash to Candidates

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:09 AM Current | Bio | Archive

I think the old axiom goes: He who pays the piper calls the tune, but in this instance — as with so many other events in this bizarre election season — the idiom is an idiot.

The Center for Public Integrity reports that members of the state media, whoops, sorry, I mean the unbiased media have given Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign almost $400,000 during this election.

Hillary has a 27 to 1 advantage over Donald Trump, who got $14,000, which is probably less than the weekly pocket change collected from the sofas in all the Trump properties worldwide.

The total count for media donors to Hillary was 430, while Trump donors were a mere 50.

Aside from the disparity in amounts donated, what I find most alarming is we evidently now have a professional journalist class that believes there is nothing wrong with expressing financial support for the same politicians the journalist is supposed to cover for the public.

This would be like the judge in your divorce case playing golf with your insufferable soon to be ex-spouse.

Yet this priesthood of pontification sees no conflict of interest.

Some of the journalists protest they don’t directly cover politics, so there is no inherent conflict, yet that is disingenuous and a slippery slope.

What if their assignment changes in the future? Will the reporter ask for a refund?

And what about political discussions in the office? Will the contributors hold their tongue, since they made a donation? Or will they defend their investment?

Even more remarkable, the journalist’s love affair appears to be entirely unreciprocated.

They give and Hillary gets and that’s it as far as she’s concerned.

If someone gave me $400,000 (hint, hint) I would certainly be civil, but that’s not the case with Hillary.

Hillary goes almost a year without holding a formal news conference. Her minions routinely berate journalists over the increasingly rare unfavorable story. And to top it off, she and her campaign routinely lie to members of a profession that are supposed to be guardians of the truth.

It would have made more sense for reporters to donate on the installment plan. So much money for a news conference, so much for an exclusive interview and a sizable bonus if Hillary’s answers were actually true.

Instead, no strings attached money gets a slap in the face response.

Maybe the truth is Hillary has found one area where she and Donald Trump have similar views, both hold most of the media in utter contempt.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

 

 

 

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It would have made more sense for reporters to donate on the installment plan. So much for a news conference; so much for an exclusive interview, and a bonus if Hillary’s answers were true. Instead, no strings attached money gets a slap in the face response.
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