Friday, July 29, 2016
Donald Trump And The Mainstream Media
Jonah Goldberg, NRO: How the Media’s History of Smearing Republicans Now Helps Trump
Decades of smearing decent Republican candidates leaves them without credibility on Trump’s demagoguery. Dear Mainstream Media and Democrats: It’s your turn. Now that Donald Trump has been formally nominated, the formal responsibility to stop him passes from the Right to the Left, from Republicans to Democrats and the journalists who amplify their values.
You’re going to find it a very tough slog. And it’s your own damn fault.
During the primaries, the task of exposing the true nature of the Trump takeover fell disproportionately to a few conservative magazines, columnists, renegade radio hosts, and behind-the-scenes activists. We all failed. There will be plenty of time for recriminations and “we happy few” speeches later. (If you detect a note of bitterness on my part, I’m not being clear enough: I contain symphonies of bitterness.)
We failed in part because the mainstream media were having too good of a time to help. Last spring, Stop Trump operatives told me they brought damning stories to mainstream outlets. The response was usually: “We’re not interested in covering that — right now.”
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WNU Editor: NRO is not a fan of Donald Trump .... but even they have noticed the obvious .... the main stream media's hatred of Donald Trump may end up helping him. What I find interesting is how ....after months of negative press, tens of millions of dollars spent by the Democrat party and Super Pacs in just the past few months to paint Donald Trump as someone who is unstable and unsuitable for the Oval Office .... coupled with deep divisions within the Republican Party .... he leads in the tracking polls. But this is the dilemma that the Hillary camp has in this campaign ..... Hillary Clinton is a known quantity, and her negatives are not going to change. Praising and lifting her up is not going to work .... so the other option is to go all out negative on Donald Trump .... but that is not working so far. As to what is my take on Hillary Clinton's speech .... she could have done better .... and painting her as someone who is warm and cuddly is not the approach that I would have used. She is hard-core and tough as nails when she wants to be .... and people do respond positively to that .... but her handlers obviously have a different point of view.