I Wonder How Much Money Democrats Paid for the US Media ?

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    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    I 'd love to have a media member answer ,And still they essentially lost the midterm investment .  Obviously a lot of Clinton cash ?
    Media has sure become the prostitute of the DNC .

    1. Credence2 profile image79
      Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      So, how have we lost, Mr. Ed?

      Did you "catch the wave"?

      Get a little wet, did you?

      Your man and his agenda will be now crippled beyond repair in the face of a Democratic Party controlled house.

      Reminds me of the Tea Party dominated House of obstructionists during the Obama Administration, circa, 2010? So, now the tables have turned.

      Your man will kick and scream like a toddler in a high chair, but he had better put those vaunted negotiation skills to work with the Democrats or his administration will amount to nothing from here on.

      A little too late to be a "Monday morning quarterback", don't you think?

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Wouldn't it be nice if we could all see the possibility of the positive on this. If we weren't all spoiling for a fight and saw this an opportunity for real bipartisan progress.

    2. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Sean Hannity and Jeanne Piro of Fox News joined Trump on stage the other day to campaign for Republicans.

      Who from the other news channels and newspapers joined Democrats on stage to campaign for them?

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        Ed Fisherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Why the heck would they show up ?  They already OWN the entire  Pravda USA by 85 % ?

      2. PhoenixV profile image60
        PhoenixVposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        The entire networks of NBC CBS ABC and PBS and all their combined shell networks 24/7/365 every day and every night. Not to mention all the late night shows. Dont even get me started on Inside Sedition with Debbie Northville. Hollywood, movies and their wannabe stars. Actors and comedians cant even get a job unless they are a foaming at the mouth liberal. No need to even watch tv. Its all reruns of whining about trump with their little wistful Chuck Todd/Oliver Twist faces still looking for a path to victory for the Hildabeast. Its pathetic.The only good part was watching cokie and todd cry on national tv..

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I'm not sure how that answers my question about which news people joined Democrats on stage for their campaigns.

        2. PhoenixV profile image60
          PhoenixVposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I didnt even mention Twitter Goofle and Fakebook. Twitter has become a liberal third reich. Conservative and shadowban are synonyms. For midterms, imo Twitter had it so boarded up and clamped down, If I was in charge I would have @jack and the pimpled face kid at FB put in gitmo.

          1. PrettyPanther profile image83
            PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Where is the partisan vitriol police when we need her? LOL

            1. PhoenixV profile image60
              PhoenixVposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Good Morning PP. I am having coffee. I would share my Starbucks Caffe' Mocha with you if I could.

              Leftist flavored agenda media is worth a trillion if the consumer wasnt paying for it.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image83
                PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                What are you doing drinking a liberal foo-foo coffee? :-)

                Jailing in Gitmo is pretty extreme, doncha think? Trial first, or just toss ''em in? And what would be the charge? Running a company as they see fit? Or did they violate a law we're not aware of?

                1. PhoenixV profile image60
                  PhoenixVposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                  I am working open/close all week and not much sleep last night. Starbucks is my rare safespace.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image83
                    PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                    I like Starbucks but Dutch Bros is my favorite. I live in Oregon so I have a limitless number of gourmet coffee shops to choose from.

                  2. PhoenixV profile image60
                    PhoenixVposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                    Half my reply got lost cyber space.

                    Watching cokie get madder than a wet hen and her eyes well-up, last election is worth paying 4 bux for a loaf of bread, I suppose and they are related.

                    No need to chase phantom russians on fb when we got the media doing the meddlin

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      Hxprofposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I'd like to see newspapers and network news simply indicate their bias, that's all.  In the 1800's the newspapers were primarily mouthpieces for the political parties, and locat papers were often known as the _____________ Democrat or the ____________Republican. 

      News media just needs to stop pretending to be objective, 'cause it ain't.

      1. promisem profile image97
        promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Really? Why do you say so? Newspapers have a "news" section that is required to follow standards of balance and objectivity while the editorial pages have a perspective.

        For example, the Chicago Tribune has endorsed a Republican for president for more than a century except for the hometown Barrack Obama. But the "news" section is highly balanced and objective even though the editorial pages are conservative.

        1. Readmikenow profile image95
          Readmikenowposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          "Newspapers have a "news" section that is required to follow standards of balance and objectivity while the editorial pages have a perspective."

          I've worked for newspapers in two big cities.  It is painfully obvious you have not. The newsroom and editors are not as you believe.  Trust me.

          1. promisem profile image97
            promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            I've worked in and with newspapers my entire career including 15 years as a reporter and editor at highly conservative newspapers that have never endorsed a Democrat.

            Anyone who makes a claim such as yours either didn't work in newspapers, didn't spend much time there or knows nothing about them.

            1. Readmikenow profile image95
              Readmikenowposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              I don't know the circulation of the papers where you worked.  Where I worked the circulation was in hundreds of thousands and millions.  Let's just say I've seen some things that would shock you.  They shocked me.

              1. promisem profile image97
                promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                In other words, you didn't work in a newsroom and don't know anything about them.

                1. Readmikenow profile image95
                  Readmikenowposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                  You are wrong.

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        Hxprofposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I admit, I've  never seen the Chicago Tribune. 

        Even so, I've seen more than enough news articles with headlines that clearly lay out, in advance, a perspective that leans one way or the other.  Now I do recall that back in the 80's through the mid to late 90's that most of the editorializing was done on the editorial page; I don't see that now.

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I understand your point about headlines. It is nearly impossible to write a headline in such a small space without creating potential problems with how they are interpreted, especially in political coverage.

          Regarding articles, I see both good articles and bad articles. Good articles about politics have comments from people on both sides of an issue. Bad ones have comments from only one side.

          If there is any editorializing, it should be in the form of a quote from the source and not from the reporter.

  2. profile image0
    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    Good morning Purple Puddle !  Remember how much you promoted that fantasy tsunami ?    Look at the numbers for your total investment , WOW ! we took the house we can now go to impeachment reason # 497 ,impeach  just Because we can ?

    How is your Senate victory ?   Think you'll get anything but a house wasted Clintonesque impeachment ?     Think your precious democratic socialism is close at hand ?  Free universal minimum income ,  no cost health care ,   free higher education vouchers ?

    "......Get a little wet did you...... " ,  What your party amounted to with its record  campaign investment  is essentially a desert cloud on the horizon with little chance of a shower  on the DNC cracked earth .   Now lets watch as you get anything past your house . Tell me I'm wrong .

    Trump wins ...........again.

  3. GA Anderson profile image92
    GA Andersonposted 15 months ago

    Most of the articles I read about Hannity and Piro's appearance note that the news folks at Fox were furious at Hannity. And, at their network for allowing it.

    While it is true that they are commentators and not news people, their actions have damaged the credibility of the real news people at Fox.

    GA

  4. Live to Learn profile image81
    Live to Learnposted 15 months ago

    Here is an example of the bias of the media.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46133268

    I watched the news conference. Acosta was rude. He was called on for a question, it was answered. Instead of accepting it was another person's turn to ask a question he refused to relinquish the mike.

    BBC certainly put a left spin on this with no regard for fair and unbiased reporting.

    1. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Where in the BBC article is an example of left spin? I see only quotes from external sources and no personal opinions of the writer.

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        It did not, in any way, reflect the actual event. If you can't see when there is a left or right wing spin from a news source, that's a problem. I see both, frequently.

      2. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        "Jim Acosta was asking a question at a news conference on Wednesday when a White House worker tried to grab the microphone from his hands."

        In actuality, he was making a speech and refused to give up the mike after being told to.  "Mr Acosta challenged Mr Trump's use of the word "invasion" to describe a migrant caravan heading to the US from Central America. He also challenged him over an anti-immigration advert that was widely seen as racist."  This is not "asking a question".

        Spin.

        1. GA Anderson profile image92
          GA Andersonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Damn Wilderness, you beat me to it. And I was going to post the same quote and response.

          At least let me add a specific to your point that he wasn't asking a question, but making a speech. His first words when he stood up, (Acosta), were; "Thank you Mr. President, I want to challenge you..." He picked the fight, not Pres. Trump.

          That is not asking a question, as the BBC article said in it's lead statement. From my view, that set the tone for the reader of the article. It was spin.

          GA

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          Hxprofposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Yep.  Acosta was there to argue with Trump, not ask questions..

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    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    This  is all because in the last decade new "journalists" have arrived on the jobs "preloaded " with ideological bias .  They have acquired the liberal bias taught them in colleges ,
    https://hubstatic.com/14282053.jpg

    You can spot them , youthful , unseasoned , biased , starry eyed , wearing the brand of their particular ideology in their microphones,   guess  which ideology is the the majority ?

  6. PhoenixV profile image60
    PhoenixVposted 15 months ago

    If...it were only a matter of the media cartel and some slight editorializing...


    Here is a photo of my cutest 2 year old grandchild.. Who wants to take him to 31 flavors, for an icecream cone? Or maybe vote for it when its older?

    http://www.scaryforkids.com/pics/scary-baby-05.jpg

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 15 months ago

    Mike, Hear! Hear!

  8. profile image0
    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    Anyone who cannot see that Acosta had an headstrong anti-Trump agenda and a extremely rude  overly controlling sense of journalism  knows nothing about either journalism , manners in general or white house press protocol .Acosta got exactly what Obama would have dealt him ob day one had they been of opposing ideologies .

    1. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Obama would have called him a terrible person and proceeded to call the press the enemy of the people?

      Riighhht.  Another desperate attempt to equate Trump with previous presidents who exhibited maturity and character in the face of challenges, not bullying and childish name-callling.

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        Ed Fisherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        But you see nothing wrong with Acosta's basic manners in general ?

        No one's surprised by you Prettypanther .

        1. PrettyPanther profile image83
          PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I never said I approved of Acosta's tactics.  I said they are no different than that displayed by various reporters with many presidents over many years.  The only difference is Trump's delicate ego cannot abide being challenged without him resorting to childish bullying behavior that is beneath the dignity of the office and a total embarrassment.

    2. PhoenixV profile image60
      PhoenixVposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Obama, of course, would have never had to. The "free press" {sic. would have claimed a caravan or w/e news was in reality a YouTube video and there would have been a full-court press to continue that story for months until after re-election.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image83
        PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Oh, yeah, what happened to that nonstop coverage of the caravan "invasion" on Fox News?  It seems to have halted since the election is over.  And nary a peep from Trump, either.  Wow, that scary invasion sure did get un-scary fast.

        1. PhoenixV profile image60
          PhoenixVposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Idk, I dont watch Fox News. You know its all wrong, yet its okay if somebody else did it too somewhere?

          1. PrettyPanther profile image83
            PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            What you stated was so far from reality it did not warrant a serious response, hence the Fox News point which, by the way, is reality.

  9. profile image0
    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    Even Helen Thomas knew when to shut her yap , Acosta , Nope !

  10. profile image0
    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    No ones afraid of a bunch of liberally funded and bussed illegals , we have the mightiest army in the world .

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    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    How telling the leftist hate of Fox news ,  What is it that you cannot handle about them ? Truth , facts , honesty , integrity ? Jim Acosta IS THE PERFECT image of todays  majority leftist news media and deserves no less than a total silencing of a representative white house presence.

  12. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 15 months ago

    Speaking of the media... lol

    Trump played central role in hush payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal

    As a presidential candidate in August 2015, Donald Trump huddled with a longtime friend, media executive David Pecker, in his cluttered 26th floor Trump Tower office and made a request.

    What can you do to help my campaign? he asked, according to people familiar with the meeting.


    Mr. Pecker, chief executive of American Media Inc., offered to use his National Enquirer tabloid to buy the silence of women if they tried to publicize alleged sexual encounters with Mr. Trump.

    Less than a year later, Mr. Trump asked Mr. Pecker to quash the story of a former Playboy model who said they’d had an affair. Mr. Pecker’s company soon paid $150,000 to the model, Karen McDougal, to keep her from speaking publicly about it. Mr. Trump later thanked Mr. Pecker for the assistance.

    The Trump Tower meeting and its aftermath are among several previously unreported instances in which Mr. Trump intervened directly to suppress stories about his alleged sexual encounters with women, according to interviews with three dozen people who have direct knowledge of the events or who have been briefed on them, as well as court papers, corporate records and other documents.

    Taken together, the accounts refute a two-year pattern of denials by Mr. Trump, his legal team and his advisers that he was involved in payoffs to Ms. McDougal and a former adult-film star. They also raise the possibility that the president of the United States violated federal campaign-finance laws.

    The Wall Street Journal found that Mr. Trump was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements. He directed deals in phone calls and meetings with his self-described fixer, Michael Cohen, and others. The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan has gathered evidence of Mr. Trump’s participation in the transactions.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/report … n-mcdougal

 
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