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Post Reply Why is it acceptable for the media to protect Hillary?
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Hillary has done many bad/unacceptable things over her career, had many scandals, problems, etc. however it seems as if she is protected from the mainstream media reporting on these topics since no one has really brought up any of these.

Obviously the media has free range to attack Trump for anything he has done in his live, given the new attack for something said 10 years ago.
This topic is not about Trump, say on the topic of Hillary.

"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been forced to cancel his ‘October Surprise’ announcement on Tuesday, due to alleged threats from the Hillary campaign."

Rumors of the Clinton Administration killing 47 people.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/7477/11-horrible-things-hillary-has-said-about-groups-aaron-bandler

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-06/5-things-hillary-clinton-has-done-will-make-you-question-her-sanity

http://louderwithcrowder.com/7-undeniable-reasons-you-can-not-vote-hillary-clinton/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/19/hillary-clinton-campaign-accuses-breitbart-news-antisemitism/

Again, why do I not see any of these things come up when I turn on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, or any other broadcaster that is covering the election on cable/satellite tv?
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because it is the establishment, also a lot of the media is paid by hillary
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Given that the first amendment protects freedom of speech and freedom of the press, should they just lay down and roll over because someone is paying them to report a certain way? Once upon a time, they actually had backbones and standards and reported unbiased stories about controversial events as well as either both sides of a story or an impartial 3rd party viewpoint.
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Because it's not news outlets' jobs to report unverified rumors.
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Since trump is a meme, and they hatin' on PePe!

Also he speaks his mind.

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"I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life," Clinton said at the time.


Wow...burn her at the stake...
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Just a perspective from a non-partisan observer:

If a career politician was standing as the republican candidate the odds are quite high that any old scandals would have been aired years ago and dredging them up now would have minimal impact. For Trump any old scandals are "new" scandals as they have not been aired before.

For Clinton the reverse applies - any old scandals are likely to be known scandals which have been talked about for years.

Is a known scandal better than an unknown scandal? No, but the unknown scandals are likely to generate higher ratings or newspaper sales than a story you hashed to death 20 years ago.
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That makes sense at least, the only problem I'd have with that is that many of Hillary's scandals are so old that I wonder if young voters are even aware of them. I know there are several I wouldn't know about if I didn't look them up.
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Obviously I don't know for sure, but maybe it's because slander is a crime..?
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qwueri wrote:

Because it's not news outlets' jobs to report unverified rumors.


Lol wut


Anyway... It's not right but it is what it is. The only thing that can make them vilify her is if it turned out she was really a man.
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MysticGon wrote:


qwueri wrote:

Because it's not news outlets' jobs to report unverified rumors.


Lol wut


Anyway... It's not right but it is what it is. The only thing that can make them vilify her is if it turned out she was really a man.



Rumors of the Clinton Administration killing 47 people.


^^That kind of rumor. Even if there were some media conspiracy, with as much crap as she's gotten over her e-mails the RNC would be all over that kind of dirt on Hillary.

The funniest part is that major media outlets do report on Clinton scandals and gaffs, and pretty quickly. However just as quickly Trump says and does five more stupid things to distract major outlet's attention. Trump has probably done more to improve Clinton's media image than any conspiracy could.
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The problem isn't that the media is protecting Hillary, the problem is that some people are stupid enough to think that the media is protecting Hillary.
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From what I understand, most are high politics that require some predilection for actually learning about the government and such, where news target simple minded voters by appealing to their already malleable tastes. Yes, malleable to the media. I don't find it to be left or right, some are. For example, Fox is traditionally thought to appeal to conservatives, MSNBC to liberals. It isn't so much editorials as just the mere act of reporting stories that they feel the viewer base wants to watch for several reasons, to provoke outrage or a giant circlejerk.

Trump is easy to hate, easy to report on. No secondary knowledge of Government required.


President, sure. Secretary of State? WTF is Sec of State and do they do?
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