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Media Bias Puts Trump Campaign on Funeral March

By Thursday, 04 August 2016 01:20 PM Current | Bio | Archive

This year’s presidential election won’t be stolen at the ballot box. Leftists working hard to overturn voter ID law know fraudulent votes are too small a percentage to have nationwide impact. Small-time ballot-stuffing only works in local races where a few hundred votes make a difference or in particularly close Senate race. 

Ask Sen. Al Franken for details.

Our presidential election will be stolen in the edit suites and assignment desks of the government-approved media, better known as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC.

The Trump campaign will go from ratings powerhouse to Jimmy Hoffa roommate in a few short weeks.

Networks loved Trump during the primaries because he was a ratings magnet. Even better, Trump was attacking GOP candidates presumed to have a better chance of beating Hillary.

Devoting hours to Trump and the Trumpistas made the GOP look like a slow-motion riot with the additional advantage of damaging establishment candidates.

When Trump miraculously seized the nomination it was the best of all possible worlds for network Hillary helpers. Now — like a girl who was only acceptable as long as the beer goggles were functioning — Trump will find himself dumped.

The Media Research Center has been particularly helpful charting this development.

Start with Hillary’s July 25th speech to the VFW, followed by Trump the next day.

A decision to ignore both speeches would have been reasonable. A decision to broadcast an excerpt of Hillary, contrasted with rioters outside Trumps stream-of-conscience séance would have been par for the course.

What happened was extraordinary. CNN broadcast Hillary’s entire speech. Nineteen minutes of her leaf-blower monotone — droning on and on and on — was carried live, while not a single word of Trump’s speech was “newsworthy.”

Instead the CNN hairdo talked to a news poodle outside the event and spent the rest of the segment criticizing Trump.

MSNBC gave Hillary almost 15 minutes of live coverage; while Trump got 5, which wasn’t enough time to include all the insults.

Sure that’s only one news event, but it’s just the beginning. Now we learn the presidential debates are going to be exclusively on pay-per-view. Okay, that’s an exaggeration.

What we do know from the schedule released by the commissars on presidential debates is viewers will be playing round two of "hide the hellraiser."

During the Democratic primary the schedule was used to hide Bernie from as many voters as possible.

The less exposure for Bernie — the easier it is for Hillary to win.

Same goes for Trump.

No one, least of all Trump, knows how The Donald is going to treat Hillary or what he’s going to say during their three debates. The safe prediction is Trump isn’t going to allow her to play the woman card and he’s not going to be deferential.

The last time Hillary would have been under this kind of pressure in public was when she watched Bill work the crowd at a belles for Bill rally.

With this potential for ratings fireworks it would make sense for the debates to be scheduled for maximum impact, with minimum competition. That’s why Hollywood doesn’t release competing blockbusters on the same weekend.

So why did the commissars schedule one of the debates opposite "Monday Night Football" and the other opposite the "NBC Sunday Night Football" game of the week?

We commoners are supposed to be reassured when the media describes the CPD as “independent, non-partisan.” That’s like saying the media is unbiased.

These non-governmental organizations inevitably morph into a cabal of lefty do-gooders who know what’s best for us. If you don’t believe me, try to get a job there with a resume that lists Ronald Reagan as your hero, hunting as your hobby, and Focus on the Family as your last job.

Last summer when the dates were chosen it was always going to be Hillary versus some GOP fascist. The Independent vote will decide this election. Many of them view Hillary as the office manager who books salesmen two to a room on the road and claims she had permission to dock your pay for the United Way.

Watching Hillary debate will only reinforce this impression. By definition Independents aren’t obsessed with politics, so the temptation to watch football, instead of the debate, may well be overwhelming.

When Independents catch the news the major media will highlight Hillary in controlled settings and savage Trump. Tweeting “Watch Me Tonight on CSPAN!” is not going to be enough for Trump to overcome the blackout.

Poor Donald and his shambolic improv show will be in a campaign hospice, receiving only palliative care and under strict do not resuscitate orders.

Occasionally Roger Ailes may drop by.

He and Trump can relive the good old days before the vast left wing conspiracy smothered him with a pillow.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher (for the League of American Voters), and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.


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Poor Donald and his improv show will be in a campaign hospice, receiving only palliative care and under strict do not resuscitate orders. Trump can relive the good old days before the vast left wing conspiracy smothered him with a pillow.
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