This great video accessed through Twitter compares how Fox News treated Obama and Trump when they indicated willingness to meet with dictators. Sad!
This column make similar points to the ones in my post from March 12th.
This excellent article points out that YouTube recommended extremist videos to users who view mainstream ones.
The media helps Trump spread lies when they broadcast his speeches. Sure, they correct some of it after the fact but the damage has already been done.
They won’t do it but I think the networks should show Trump’s speeches on a tape delay like they use to make sure curses are not broadcast. They could edit out the lies and only broadcast the parts that were true. Of course, that would make for some very short Trump speeches.
Trump has no incentive not to lie since the networks will spread his lies. If they stopped broadcasting his lies, they would give him a reason to tell the truth – if he’s capable of it. Sad!
Trump is already running for reelection in 2020. He has filed paperwork, appointed a campaign manager, created a slogan and started fundraising.
I did not watch his speech in Pennsylvania on Saturday but I have read a lot about it and seen clips. I would say it was mostly a 2020 campaign speech with the rest being a presidential speech (like when he talked about policy on drug dealers). Accordingly, the Democrats should get equal time from the TV networks equivalent to the amount of time the speech was a reelection speech. Otherwise, it is very unfair to the Democrats.
Trump is an expert at manipulating the TV networks to get more coverage. He did this during the primary and general election and he’s doing it now. Remember how the networks showed his speech in Florida with the Trump water and steaks?