Mon, 8 August 2016
We've got lots to cover today. The media has gone into full attack mode on Trump. I'm reminded of 2008, the year John McCain ran for president. During the primary the media had a lovefest with McCain, calling him the "Maverick" and suggesting he was the perfect candidate for Republicans. Then the primary ended.
The love affair between McCain and the media came to a quick end, and the attacks started. Is anyone else noticing a pattern? During the primaries, Trump was "the outsider" who's unconventional campaigning defied logic and confused pundits. Sure, nobody liked him but they framed him as the wild card, and everyone wanted a piece of the Donald.
Now it's one volley after another as media pundits and self-described "journalists attack every world out of Trump's mouth. I think even those progressives in the media are starting to realize how one-sided their coverage has been because the New York Times just put out a piece defending the biased coverage of journalists sighting the fact that Trump has made this an unconventional election, so journalists have no choice but to throw their integrity aside.
I have been saying for years that journalism is dead, and now it would seem the New York Times is even admitting and defending it.
If you can believe it, that's just the first story in the stack today. We've also got talk about the Olympics, a bombing in Pakistan and advertising on school buses. Lots of great conversation coming your way this Monday. Don't forget to subscribe and share!