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cali

(114,904 posts)
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:03 AM Jun 2016

I know it's pointless to whinge about the MSM, but let's face it

they could have done to trump months ago what they're doing now..

I suppose one can look at it as a good thing that they didn't. He's by far the weakest candidate the republicans could possibly have chosen. But he's making acceptable things that should have stayed buried. We've always had course strands prominently woven into our culture, but we keep adding more and more, and they're dangerous. Unleashing the id is a lousy idea. I'm not talking about the way of saying things, though that's part of it. I'm talking about uttering things that should never be uttered. Genies and bottles. It really has nothing to do with political correctness.

I'm not saying this well, as T.S. Eliot said plaintively in The Love Song... "that is not what I meant at all. That is not it at all".

I can't prove it. I can't even provide evidence for it. But I believe Trump has done and is doing real damage over the past year. He's midwifing a rough beast (sorry for all the poetry references).

And you, dear MSM honchos, have helped him. Turning on him now doesn't absolve you even a little bit.





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I know it's pointless to whinge about the MSM, but let's face it (Original Post) cali Jun 2016 OP
kick cali Jun 2016 #1
You still expect something from the MSM??? CanSocDem Jun 2016 #2
No. I thought I made it quite clear this has nothing to do with cali Jun 2016 #3
They gave him all kinds of free publicity mcar Jun 2016 #4
I think it was planned TexasMommaWithAHat Jun 2016 #7
Don the Con has let slip the dogs of putrid racism and all other vile beliefs. They will not kairos12 Jun 2016 #5
yes. I wish I knew how to talk about this more lucidly. cali Jun 2016 #6
 

cali

(114,904 posts)
3. No. I thought I made it quite clear this has nothing to do with
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 10:21 AM
Jun 2016

expecting anything from the MSM but the predictable. That doesn't mean I believe in ignoring the damage they do.

mcar

(42,504 posts)
4. They gave him all kinds of free publicity
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 10:21 AM
Jun 2016

and never challenged him. Letting him call in to shows was particularly egregious.

Now they are all, 'oh he's terrible, how could this have happened?'

I have no doubt that they will jump back on the Trump bandwagon to a certain extent, so they can bash Hillary and thus create the "horse race" that they so desperately want. After all, as far as the MSM is concerned, both sides are equally guilty.

TexasMommaWithAHat

(3,212 posts)
7. I think it was planned
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 11:26 AM
Jun 2016

Not necessarily in a conspiratorial manner, but planned, nevertheless. I've posted before that it is obvious that several of the news folk on CNN are supporters of Clinton. By giving Trump so much coverage, the media made a lot of money and now they are going to make more money exposing him.

It's a ratings bonanza! The media served up the weakest Republican candidate on a silver platter.

Surely by watching CNN, everyone could see that none of these folks support Trump, yet they gave him non-stop free coverage. Why?

kairos12

(12,921 posts)
5. Don the Con has let slip the dogs of putrid racism and all other vile beliefs. They will not
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 10:31 AM
Jun 2016

be placed back easily or without a fight.

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