In the past several months leading up to the election, political disarray has become increasingly evident in the media.
While some media companies spread lies about specific candidates, others openly endorse their candidates and political agendas.
CNN, in particular, was found to have manipulated the news in order to favor Hillary Clinton and the Democratic agenda, to the point where the media outlet was commonly referred to as the “Clinton News Network” by many private groups.
Time and time again, CNN has been found to provide misinformation degrading Donald Trump, the now President-elect, while promoting falsehoods about Hillary Clinton.
CNN has gone so far as to manipulate polls and opinions of coached viewers, in order to favor the now loser of the election.
In one instance, a CNN reporter was caught telling a bystander what to say when recorded. The news foundation denied the act, claiming instead the reporter was merely informing the bystander of what was going to happen.
The Daily Caller reports:
This brief exchange is being interpreted by many as proof CNN was coaching focus group member about what to say on the air. Within just a few hours of being uploaded, the video collected nearly 150,000 views. There are other possible explanations, though; Brown may have been informing focus group members about what clip CNN had just aired (since they couldn’t see the replay themselves), or Brown could have been setting up a semi-staged response after previously finding out what the focus group member wanted to say.
Furthermore, reputable and informative news sites such as Breitbart are under fire by liberal groups after the nomination of Stephen Bannon as a senior White House counselor and strategist. Bannon was previously the executive chairman of Breitbart News, and the site has become associated with the “alt-right” movement that propelled Donald Trump’s candidacy to success.
The news site is filing a suit against the major media company which has claimed Breitbart as a “white nationalist website”.
Breitbart News reports:
“Breitbart News Network, a pro-America, conservative website, is preparing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a major media company for its baseless and defamatory claim that Breitbart News is a ‘white nationalist website,’” the statement reads.
“Breitbart News cannot allow such vicious racial lies to go unchallenged, especially by cynical, politically-motivated competitors seeking to diminish its 42 million monthly readers and its number one in the world political Facebook page. Breitbart News rejects racism in all its varied and ugly forms. Always has, always will,” the statement continues.
While several other news organizations focused on factual aspects of the election, organizations such as CNN focused their influence to support Clinton and denounce Trump, which inevitably was to no avail, as Trump won the election by a wide margin.
Fox News Insider reports:
“Hannity noted that the media was ‘abusively’ against Trump even before he announced his candidacy, mocking him and calling a Trump presidency, ‘impossible’.”
“Back in 2008, right here on this program, I said journalism was dead,’ Hannity said. ‘But this election, we found out it’s far worse than we ever could have imagined.”
Media bias is just one more corrupting force in the United States today.
Financial manipulations are taking over the journalism field via bribery and capital gains.
Misinformed citizens are consequently yielding incorrect information about political platforms and are turning them into social justice issues, which do not need to be addressed in such a manner, if at all.
What are your thoughts? Is the misinformation from biased media sources affecting our citizen’s voting decisions?
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