but only in an opinion piece.. where it would be soo easy to check on facts to support what is voiced here..
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly #WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory.
Yes, finally one admits that the press was seriously biased towards a democratic politician..
But much of that starts from the assumption that Trump voters are backward, and that it’s our duty to catalogue and ultimately reverse that backwardness. What can we do to get these people to stop worshiping their false god and accept our gospel?
Right again – instead of applying some logic, researching facts, it’s just proselyting…
You’d think that Trump’s victory – the one we all discounted too far in advance – would lead to a certain newfound humility in the political press. But of course that’s not how it works. To us, speaking broadly, our diagnosis was still basically correct. The demons were just stronger than we realized.
Unfortunately this seems to be the case. Instead of seeing the splinter in the journalism eye, they search for the wood beam in the “hillbilly” eyes..
It’s similar to how media Twitter works, a system where people who dissent from the proper framing of a story are attacked by mobs of smugly incredulous pundits. Journalists exist primarily in a world where people can get shouted down and disappear, which informs our attitudes toward all disagreement.
And there is the reason why many conservatives and libertarian people have given up on Twitter..
But there might be hope, since once one sees the error of his way, he/she can change..