Comments on: Yes, the media is to blame for the GOP primary mess Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: egbegb Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:38:52 +0000 RE: Yes, the media is to blame for the GOP primary mess 15/11/18/yes-the-media-is-to-blame-for-t he-gop-primary-mess/

“personality beats policy”
This has always been the case

Boring is a contest

“Things like a solid record of achievement, practical ideas and
endorsements by one’s peers get discounted in today’s media-driven

Solid Records:

No solid record whatsoever
Hillary (no significant accomplishments in 12 years)
Obama (when running for President)
Kennedy (his military service was excellent)

This year governors are languishing because the public
no longer trusts the government. Obama’s constant threats
to veto a bill threatening government shutdown, Boehner’s and
McConnell’s constant caving to Obama’s threats means Obama never gets
new laws and no one trusts Obama, Hillary, the Senate or the House. The
public likes Carson and Trump because they are not professional
politicians. Same for Cruz, though, over time he will become one. Rubio
is not a professional politician. He is either going to win the
nomination of be out of office.

“To survive in a digital world, the press has become more sensational
and opinionated”.
The “press” has been opinionated since I was young. It has always
firmly supported the left. Walter Cronkite was best at concealing
his bias, but when all is told about him, one finds the stories he
suppressed — all of which were offensive to his left leaning bias.

The internet has neutered ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR and so many more
left-leaning *news* organizations.

The world should be thankful for the Internet.

“The candidates want to win supporters. The networks want to make news.”
True, but they only attack the right with irrelevant nonsense. They do
not do that to the Dem debate participants.

“Most voters today don’t pay much attention to the advice of party
leaders. But they do follow the media. So the media took control of the

They follow a left leaning media that is a propaganda PAC for
the Democrat party. FoxNews is the one exception. ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,
MSNBC, NPR and more are all propaganda PAC’s (for profit PAC’s I might
add) for the Democrat party.

The authors of this article simply don’t get why Trump and Carson are
doing so well. It is not the media. Most thinking people can get around
the bias’ of ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,NPR,DailyKos,HuffPo,Thin kProgress,AlterNet
and FoxNews. The problem is the low-information voters that still listen
to 30 minutes of news per night and think they are getting THE NEWS.

They are not. They are getting a 30-minute propaganda message from their
source of choice. Left sources outnumber right sources by 10x or more.

Ben and Donald are high in polling because people no longer like professional politicians. They especially don’t like them when they threaten to shut down government. Obama, Reid, Boehner, and McConnell have repeatedly done that and all of them, including Nancy Pelosi, are professional politicians — people who are in the political game solely to get re-elected.

By: GSS123 Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:31:35 +0000 The “U.S. general media” has become so obscenely Left-Slanted in everything shown or reported that I have to go to European media or Specialty Media for unbiased and factual reporting…. It’s horrible what they have put the Republican Party nomination through…. It has only strengthened the Resolve of True Americans to make serious and long lasting change …..!!!

By: Solidar Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:26:57 +0000 Please nominate Ben Carson or Donald Trump.

It will save us Democrats of lot of war chest spending. Just hand the micophone to the wingnut teabagger…. watch them lose. Again.

By: qellian Fri, 20 Nov 2015 04:33:31 +0000 How can you blame the media but not mention Fox News?
1 Fox News is the most watched channel in the country.
2 It is the primary source of media information for Republican primary voters.

Additionally, Fox News never openly declared their criteria for determining who was going to be in their televised debate to showcase the candidates. If you want your article to matter at all you should probably ignore the 2 hours the candidates were on CNBC. Those were the only 2 hours of that primary voters were exposed to your version of the “media”.

By: rwboxing Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:28:13 +0000 The media has successfully shaped this authors opinion on Ben Carson and his “goofy” personality essentially equating him to Donald Trump. Unfortunately this media narrative is far from reality. Dr. Carson has some very thoughtful and substantive debate responses that should be examined before dismissing him so abruptly. Also see Thomas Sowell’s recent article on Ben Carson and the media’s portrayal.

A quick review of this authors previous opinion pieces reveals his very liberal bias.
I suppose my comments here reveal mine.

By: hometown Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:16:53 +0000 I have to agree with this writer’s opinion. I finally have the time in life to study the candidates, and, am finding most of the debates lack information on the candidates’ policy details. Most of the other media snapshots of candidates are too disorganized for comparison and analysis.

If no publication comes out with a good matrix of the candidates policies and the issues before the primary, I’ll have to create my own from the candidates websites. Of course, students and working parents who wish to vote won’t have the time to do that. It would be great if Reuters would work with the two parties to put such a policy matrix together not only for the primaries, but also for tracking the winner’s performance when they’re in office.

By: Solidar Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:01:40 +0000 This isn’t about the press. This is about grannies old farts on facebook, getting each other whipped up with more ignorant racist slurs to themselves, preaching to their bigoted choir…. and bypassing the news media altogether. Observe the fight that Trump had with FoxNews on how to portray him. “The Fox Girl was too mean, too smarty-pants.”

They can no longer shape candidates the way they used to. The problem for Trump and Carson is, they’re delusional. This social media zealot support is like 20% of the general population.