Media coup d’état against Trump

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Media coup d'état against Trump

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By John Ruberry

I try not to cover the same sub­ject in suc­ces­sive weeks in my weekly posts here, but these are not ordi­nary times. Media bias in regards to the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign is my topic, as it was last Sun­day.

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz brought my atten­tion to a New York Times arti­cle by Jim Ruten­berg, a media colum­nist, who views a Don­ald Trump pres­i­dency as “poten­tially dan­ger­ous” and he essen­tially encour­ages reporters to “move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.”

In other words, it’s okay for lib­eral jour­nal­ists – an oxy­moron – to work against the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee and sup­port Hilary Clinton.

An oxy­moron? A 2014 Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity poll found that just seven per­cent of jour­nal­ists iden­tify as Repub­li­can. My guess is that once you remove Fox News and Wall Street Jour­nal reporters from the sam­ple then that per­cent­age would be quite close to zero percent.

Yes, Don­ald Trump and other Repub­li­cans are right. The media is biased. Yet, many vot­ers, per­haps most, don’t under­stand, pos­si­bly because teach­ers and pro­fes­sors, them­selves mostly com­prised of left­ists, tell stu­dents that jour­nal­ists are sim­ply col­lec­tors and con­vey­ors of facts.

But the lib­eral guardians con­trol that con­veyor. Last week the Taliban-​loving father of the Orlando ter­ror­ist who mur­dered 49 gay night club patrons sat directly behind Hillary Clin­ton as she spoke in that Florida city. Did the main­stream media cover that? Kinda sorta. But when white suprema­cist David Duke endorsed Trump’s can­di­dacy in Feb­ru­ary, that inci­dent received six times the cov­er­age that the assassin’s dad story.

Last week’s Time cover showed a car­toon­ish image of Trump and his famous blonde hair pile with drips, with this head­line, “Melt­down.” Sure, Trump – dis­clo­sure time, I voted for him in the Illi­nois Repub­li­can Pri­mary and I will vote for in Novem­ber – has engaged in many self-​inflicted wounds.

But where is the Time cover story with Hillary Clin­ton with a Pinoc­chio nose? The Demo­c­ra­tic nom­i­nee has repeat­edly lied–wait, make that pur­pose­fully lied – about turn­ing over emails from her pri­vate email server while serv­ing as Obama’s sec­re­tary of state, about send­ing and receiv­ing clas­si­fied emails over that server, about Beng­hazi, and about ties to the so-​called Clin­ton Foun­da­tion char­ity and the US State Department.

Don­ald Trump is right. The sys­tem is rigged. Clin­ton deserves to be under indict­ment. She isn’t because the Obama Jus­tice Depart­ment is pro­tect­ing her. And the cor­rupt media is shield­ing her by dis­tract­ing the pop­u­lace and pre­vent­ing wide­spread right­ful indignation.

The pres­i­den­tial race is being sub­verted by a media coup d’état.

Oh, if you are one of the increas­ingly fewer peo­ple who still sub­scribes to Time and the New York Times–and you are a con­ser­v­a­tive, I sug­gest that you kill the beast. Unsubscribe.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

John "Lee' Ruberry
John “Lee” Ruberry of the Magnificent Seven

By John Ruberry

I try not to cover the same subject in successive weeks in my weekly posts here, but these are not ordinary times. Media bias in regards to the presidential campaign is my topic, as it was last Sunday.

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz brought my attention to a New York Times article by Jim Rutenberg, a media columnist, who views a Donald Trump presidency as “potentially dangerous” and he essentially encourages reporters to “move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.”

In other words, it’s okay for liberal journalists–an oxymoron–to work against the Republican nominee and support Hilary Clinton.

An oxymoron? A 2014 Indiana University poll found that just seven percent of journalists identify as Republican. My guess is that once you remove Fox News and Wall Street Journal reporters from the sample then that percentage would be quite close to zero percent.

Yes, Donald Trump and other Republicans are right. The media is biased. Yet, many voters, perhaps most, don’t understand, possibly because teachers and professors, themselves mostly comprised of leftists, tell students that journalists are simply collectors and conveyors of facts.

But the liberal guardians control that conveyor. Last week the Taliban-loving father of the Orlando terrorist who murdered 49 gay night club patrons sat directly behind Hillary Clinton as she spoke in that Florida city. Did the mainstream media cover that? Kinda sorta. But when white supremacist David Duke endorsed Trump’s candidacy in February, that incident received six times the coverage that the assassin’s dad story.

Last week’s Time cover showed a cartoonish image of Trump and his famous blonde hair pile with drips, with this headline, “Meltdown.” Sure, Trump–disclosure time, I voted for him in the Illinois Republican Primary and I will vote for in November–has engaged in many self-inflicted wounds.

But where is the Time cover story with Hillary Clinton with a Pinocchio nose? The Democratic nominee has repeatedly lied–wait, make that purposefully lied–about turning over emails from her private email server while serving as Obama’s secretary of state, about sending and receiving classified emails over that server, about Benghazi, and about ties to the so-called Clinton Foundation charity and the US State Department.

Donald Trump is right. The system is rigged. Clinton deserves to be under indictment. She isn’t because the Obama Justice Department is protecting her. And the corrupt media is shielding her by distracting the populace and preventing widespread rightful indignation.

The presidential race is being subverted by a media coup d’état.

Oh, if you are one of the increasingly fewer people who still subscribes to Time and the New York Times–and you are a conservative, I suggest that you kill the beast. Unsubscribe.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.