Political journalism in the United States – its spectacular failure in the 2016 election and how it got to be this way


                           Big media going to Kowtowed by  a Trump Presidency.  He will support law suits and silence in and against media.  Just see how silent the media was on Trump’s bad side–and how the media’s bad side tried to silence the Bernie supporters. “When media lose touch with the people,…” this happens.  Enough with dishonest talking heads and back to journalism is needed.–kas

“It may not be good for america but it’s damn good for CBS.”–head of CBS dissecting the truth of the mess they were making for America.

MEDIA

Trumped: The abyss between reporters and the reported

Political journalism in the United States – its spectacular failure in the 2016 election and how it got to be this way.

 Media, US Elections 2016, Politics 

This week on The Listening Post , we take an extended look at the news coverage of the US presidential election.

Starting with the on-again-off-again, love-hate relationship that Donald Trump had with the news media, analysing the media’s over-reliance on the polls and looking at the abyss between the Washington press corps and the people to whom they were reporting.

We also ask how the news media will deal with a president who calls them corrupt.

In the second half, we dig deep into the history: the way the US corporate media were built, the regulations that went away and the legislation that paved the way for the creation of some of the biggest media companies the world has ever seen.

Source: Al Jazeera

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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