As we watch US media acclimate to Donald Trump as a candidate for the US presidency, we must recognize and call-out the dangers inherent in US Media. The days of media as it was during times of Water Gate and other decades-old political scandal laid bare by media is as dead as the Last Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Today we have ratings focused media first, actually relevant news items as mere introductions to commercials. CNN has so worn out the commercial return flash of "Breaking News", I personally don't look up to see what comes after the flash. What is the point? Cable news is awash in thrill seeking headlines while the big three of cable news seem to have each settle right of Center with Fox News out on the far right and MSNBC snuggling behind CNN for conservative viewers. Viewers who are obvious targets f MSNBC as the networks CEO ordered its managers and producers to drop its ''left lean." Is it possible to deliver a stronger message to the viewing public? CNN was recently exposed for reporting on surveys with an intentional slant to the right (eg. Donald Trump).
If you watched any cable news over the past few days you have witnessed the epitome of ratings based reporting. CNN has so obsessed with Hillary Clinton's fainting spell on Monday, it has personally sickened me to the point of avoiding the network. CNN's morning news purveyor literally asked another CNN employee (Dr. Sonjay Gupta), it Clinton's bout with pneumonia could be a sign of brain damage.
Yesterday while perusing Facebook, I ran across a comment worthy of sharing here and now.