I won't be holding my breath. The media is no longer a group of outlets aligned around major population centers, with legitimate points of view, earned from years of regional focus. That version is gone. Now, media is concentrated among ten huge global corporations (see link) that decide what the rest of us see, hear, and read. Trump is one of theirs, so any scrutiny is for entertainment purposes, and advertising revenue gains, only.
Who cares if Trump insults a bunch of well paid corporate journalists? The corporations who employ them couldn't care less, as long as what he says generates headlines and controversy, and once again, advertising dollars for them. When the goal of the "news" outlets is to religiously turn a profit, any attempt at fair play or truth or real change, goes out the window. Fox was the case study, and the rest have followed suit. Who Owns the Media? http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart Who Owns the Media? http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart Massive corporations dominate the U.S. media landscape. Through a history of mergers and acquisitions, these companies have concentrated their contr... View on www.freepress.net http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart Preview by Yahoo ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote : Just watched a few moments of Trump's media tirade and he actually points out and publicly ridicules individual member of the media that he says *lie* or manipulate the truth. It wasn't that long ago a New York Times piece was written about how he disrespects women. These women were interviewed and named. After the article was published, almost everyone of them refuted what had been printed and how they were portrayed and how Trump was portrayed. Trump fights back when he thinks he's unfairly attacked and he hits much harder than he was hit. Of course a disproportionate counter isn't *fair* in their minds. I think Trump just made one of the biggest mistakes of his doomed bid for the White House so far yesterday. When you completely alienate the media like that you do yourself no favors. I think the press is going to start to get a lot tougher with him now - they are like a band of brothers and while I blame them for having given him waaaaayyy too much air time and have contributed to his popularity due to high exposure I think we are about to see a significant shift in how he is dealt with and it will provide, among other things, another excuse for him to whine and snivel. From: "Mike Dixon mdixon.6569@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: "FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 8:29 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking on Trump As Maharishi used to say, "even a sick doctor can heal others". If Trump can identify problems in policy and have a reasonable remedy, he may be able to have a positive effect, as full of shit as he may be, personally. One of the reasons Trump has struck a note with the populace is that he calls a *spade* a *spade*. He identifies the problem and doesn't let political correctness prevent him from calling it out.He speaks what has always been deemed *unspeakable* and it is a breath of fresh air to many when he does it. Just yesterday, he went on a tirade against the media and how dishonest and politically bias they are, something many people have recognized for decades, yet gave little voice to. He gives voice to what has been mulling around in people's minds but were afraid to say. It started with his stand on illegal immigration. He was nobody until he brought that up. He said Mexico isn't sending their *finest*. "they are sending murderers, rapists, drug dealers etc etc. Of course the media and Democrats spun it as *he is calling all Mexicans murderers, rapists and drug dealers*. And then you had an illegal alien criminal that had been deported 5 times shoot down a young woman in cold blood with no motive, while she was walking with her family in a public place and then stories like that started popping up all over the country. He identified a problem that no one would address. From: salyavin808 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 1:47 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking on Trump ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : London (CNN)As one of the world's most renowned scientists, Stephen Hawking is regularly called on to help explain the universe's more mysterious phenomena. But asked to account for Donald Trump's political rise Tuesday, the British theoretical physicist was stumped. "I can't," Hawking told CNN affiliate ITV's "Good Morning Britain" program. "He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator." Well-off people always like to think there's something wrong with the electorate when someone they don't like gets elected. The trouble for you is Trump is giving a voice to the people who have been forgotten and sidelined in the rush for greater profits for management, Outsourcing and immigration really do affect life for the poorest in society so they get justifiably angry. The problem of course is that Trump is full of shit, he isn't a champion for the workers at all, as his campaign flags etc are made in China, the people who he employs as servants in his mansions aren't even allowed to talk to him. He's a fraud but that won't stop people fantasising that he's the man to save them. They do it because he appears to be an outsider like them, with no inconvenient contradictory record in government to spoil the illusion.