The beginning of the end for that which we were once able to call our “mainstream media” was officially kicked into high gear back in 2007-08 when every effort imaginable was undertaken to ensure that Barack Obummer was elected president. And it would seem that the death spiral has only managed to increase in both rate of descent as well as velocity as the media’s reputation for accuracy plummets toward the deck. And it would seem that with each passing day of the Trump administration those in what has now morphed into our ‘state-controlled media complex’ reveal themselves to be a bit more unhinged and in so doing lose more of what little credibility they have remaining. They insist upon focusing on those issues that most Americans simply have little or no interest in.
So there’s apparently a new Bloomberg poll out that shows that while healthcare is the top issue for the majority of Americans, the network newscasts have spent the vast majority of their time doing little more than to continue to relentlessly hammer their viewers with coverage of Democrats’ accusations about Russia and President Donald Trump collusion. The Bloomberg National Poll reveals that 35 percent of Americans say “Health Care” is the top issue today – nearly three times the 13 percent who cite “Unemployment/Jobs.” Only six percent cited “Relationship with Russia” as the most important issue. And I’d be willing to be bet that the majority of that six prevent are, more than likely, brain dead Democrats. Because they just love ‘fake news’, especially when it’s about President Trump.
A recent analysis our ‘friends’ in the media and what it came to show was that network news programs spend far more time covering Russia-Trump than they do on any of top issues that the American people actually care about or see as being the most important. In the five weeks following the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller (May 17-June 20), networks devoted 353 minutes of their total 640 minutes of airtime (55%) to the Russia-Trump probe. Thus, even though nearly six times more Americans cited “Health Care” as being their top issue, networks devoted more than 20 times more coverage to Russia. The other issues in Americans’ top five were cited roughly twice as often as Russia – yet, networks devoted up to 71 times as many minutes to covering Russia.
Here are the top five “most important” issues cited by Americans in the Bloomberg poll, followed by the relative amount of time networks spend covering them, compared to their Russia-Trump coverage.
1 – Health Care 35%:
- 5.8 times more people cited Health Care than Russia (35%-6%),
- Networks devoted 20.8 times more coverage to Russia than to Health Care (353-17 minutes)
2 – Unemployment/Jobs 13%:
- 2.2 times more people cited Unemployment/Jobs than Russia (13%-6%),
- Networks gave 70.6 times more coverage to Russia than to Unemployment/Jobs (353-5 minutes)
3 – Terrorism 11%:
- 1.8 times more people said Terrorism than Russia (11%-6%),
- Networks spent 12.2 times more time on Russia than on Terrorism (353-29 minutes)
4 – Immigration 10%:
- 1.7 times as many people cited Immigration as cited Russia (10%-6%),
- Networks spent 70.6 times as many minutes covering Russia as they did covering Immigration (353-5 minutes)
5 – Climate Change 10%:
- 1.7 times more people cited Climate Change than cited Russia (10%-6%),
- Networks devoted 7.5 times more coverage to Russia than to Climate Change (353-47 minutes)
It’s upon closer examination that one discovers that there is more than just a slight disconnect between what the American people want covered and what the networks, both cable and broadcast, see as being far more important and therefore spend the majority of their time reporting on. And it explains why public trust of those in the media has continued to decline due to what is a very obvious leftwing media bias. The media’s obsession with the Russia investigation flies in the face of what the public says it actually cares the most about. According to a Harvard-Harris poll, ‘a majority of voters believe the Russia investigations are damaging to the country and are eager to see Congress shift its focus to healthcare, terrorism, national security, the economy and jobs.’” Yet both the Democrat and their media partners persist.
The media/propaganda wing of the Democrat Party has obviously decided that convincing the people that President Trump somehow colluded with the Russians is far more important than anything else that it could be doing and is therefore headed full steam ahead in that direction despite having no evidence that such collusion exists. They have committed themselves to that proposition and have stubbornly stuck by their claims that such collusion does exist. And doing so in the stark absence of any actual proof has accomplished nothing more than to cause people to question their motivation. Given the disconnect, it should be no surprise that half of all voters see the media as biased against Trump, compared to only four percent who think the media are pro-Trump, that according to a recent Rasmussen poll.
In recent months, even hardcore leftists like Diane Feinstein and ‘Mad Maxine’ Waters have said there has been no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, and Comey said, three times, that Trump wasn’t under investigation. Even a Crappy News Network (CNN) exec got caught recently saying the story was a “nothingburger” but they keep running the stories anyway. It is interesting to note as well that a year ago Obummer was aware of possible interference from Russia and yet chose to do nothing about it because everyone was so sure the old Hag, Hitlery, was going to win the election. And today the only ones still buying this collusion nonsense are the most very simple-minded. They claim concerns about Russian interference, yet are wholly misleading with the propaganda they spew. The media truly has become our enemy.