FCP Bob, on 25 May 2017 - 01:34 PM, said:
When somebody is doing a terrible job and screwing up left right and center do you think the coverage should be 50% positive and 50% negative ? If you are reporting the truth it should be fair but the balance will come from how the subject is actually performing.
Hey look at all the weight that people in Venezuela have lost over the last year because the country has a massive food shortage, think about how good they'll look in their bathing suits this Summer.
I see. So you're under the impression that the news media is a great paragon of fairness and that what we're seeing is simply reflective of 'reality' rather than any kind of ideological agenda, so long as it's negatively reporting about Trump? And if someone is reporting in a balanced way on Trump, that itself is reflective of 'bias' because since anyone with a brain knows that Trump is bad, this means that 'bad stories' are 'fact' by default?
Trump is the first president to cause full left-wing meltdown (ala Nixon) in the information / hyper-partisan age. Bush didn't even come close, nor did Reagan. What we're seeing now is somewhat similar to what Hussein did to the right but many, many times worse since mainstream media is a left wing institution. The media apoplectics we're seeing directed towards Trump are absolutely reflective of deliberate narration MUCH
more so than cool, level-headed, objective reporting of objective fact. That doesn't even exist on cable news anymore and hasn't in most major market newspaper for quite some time.
This isn't to say that Trump doesn't **** something up so badly that he steps on his dick and it all comes crumbling down. The thing with Comey could be major, he might not fully understand that the world of government isn't the world of business and you can't smooth shit over there like you can a land deal gone sideways.