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Trump vs Media

  1. mike102771 profile image80
    mike102771posted 2 years ago

    Trump vs Media

    I stopped at Press the Meet (or is it Meet the Press ?) while searching for some noise to have on while surfing the Net and came across a panel complaining about having to cover Trump. My favorite was when NBC was going to commercial the moderator basically asked the question why does the racist, sexist, anti-Muslim Trump hate the media. Does he have a reason to go after them? Now that he is will we see the Media go after him even more?


  2. lovemychris profile image61
    lovemychrisposted 2 years ago

    Hed be nowhere without the media. Sanders was getting bigger audiences than him, and being ignored. He's on every station all the time. He owes them his campaign. And the media are full of it, too. They could have been even in their coverage, but chose Trump saturation. If it bleeds, it leads. And controversy sells.

    1. mike102771 profile image80
      mike102771posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You could say he would be no one at all with out the Media. Trump started as a TV personality (on NBC).

    2. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very true!

  3. savvydating profile image94
    savvydatingposted 2 years ago

    Make no mistake, Trump loves the media and as Jeb Bush stated, Trump is "playing them like a fiddle." If the media would concentrate on others who are running for president, perhaps Trump would bow out. After all, he thrives on attention.

  4. ValKaras profile image86
    ValKarasposted 2 years ago

    I think Trump is accepting the risk of appearing as an egocentric megalomaniac -  just to achieve his objectives. In addition, I think that when it comes to being a hot careerist, there are no those among politicians who are, and those who are not  -  but only those who admit it and those who do not. Donald Trump is the one who does, as you know without me saying it.

    While this may look like his "weakest" side  -  it's actually his strongest one, because people are fed up with diplomatic clich├ęs, and easily fall in love with someone who dares to say openly what they are merely mumbling over a beer while watching the news.
    Yes, media are doing him a favor whether they praise him or criticise him. Donald Trump is much smarter than the apparent image that he is portraying, and even those who are criticising him probably can't but admire his assertive  -  to say the least  -  strategy. Let me put it this way: it's a game, and he is playing it well.

    1. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      His skin is thinner than gossamer.

  5. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    Why do people care what the media thinks about Trump or any candidate. That is not their job, but they don't do a worthwhile job reporting the news.

    People have been following and listening to the media ever since they created cable news. The problem is that cable news doesn't report the news, they opine, or editorialize the news events.

    They produce polls, and pundits, and have talking heads that give the viewers their opinions. The viewers, at least most of them follow the media more like sheep, than intelligent beings.

    As for Trump, the attitude of the Media is more of an intentional plan to attack him, and discredit him as a candidate.

    If people can't make their own conclusions about Trump without quoting the media or the other candidates, they really shouldn't be voting.

    The loyal political party voter is already treating the party more like they are the bible, then demanding that their party do something for majority of the people and the US.

    Most people have never been asked to be part of a poll, and yet most people seem content to believe that the results of the poll are real for them and all the other people that didn't participate in the poll.

    In reality, too many people like to follow, and they will agree with the results rather than coming to an independent conclusion. You can see it in life, by seeing how the majority of people conform to an idea, whether it is at work, or at a social gathering.

    Stewart and O'Reilly are capping on their audience to have them buy their opinion. And these two for example are most always at opposites.

    The country has been in decline since the fake oil shortages of the 70s, and that decline is the result of the traditional politician. Having Trump could be good or it could be bad, but going with the traditional politician will surely give us more decline. This is verifiable by looking at US history and seeing that nothing was really accomplished by either party. They are on opposite sides of the see saw, and see saws can only go up and down, and never forward.