Media corruption in 2016

Sharyl Attkisson:
Regardless of who is your chosen – or least favorite – presidential candidate, independent minds should be concerned about the latest revelations in the news media’s unseemly relationships with government and political actors. While there are many responsible journalists working today, inside documents and leaks have exposed serious lapses constituting the most far-reaching scandal our industry has known. It’s our very own Newsgate.
She gives several examples of the media corruption taken from Freedom of Information request documents and from Wikileaks.

Ed Morrissey also writes about media bias:
When an industry’s employees push 96% of its reportable campaign contributions to one candidate, it’s fair to say it has a bias in a particular direction. When that industry is the national media, much of which purports to deliver objective reporting and analysis of said campaign, it’s more than fair to assume that the bias enters into their product....
... Trump is correct that the media is trying to “rig” the election through its coverage and influence with voters. However, Trump might not be here at all had it not been for media manipulation in the primary, either through his own power or as a longer-term strategy from the media itself. It’s also a lesson that running an unvetted and inexperienced candidate in a general election will usually backfire, especially for Republicans facing a hostile media environment. But there is absolutely no doubt that this media bias exists.
I do not think that much fo the media even pretends to be even-handed or fair.  They are so sure that Trump is evil that they are willing to do or say anything they can to kill his candidacy.


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