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2 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

You don't think that television media, specifically, equivocated Trump's dishonesty and verbal incompetence during the 2016 campaign? 

Why journalistic "balance" is failing the public.

No, they covered Trump so much because he was so news worthy with his rhetoric.  If he were a normal sane candidate he wouldn't have gotten that kind of press.  They weren't doing it to balance things out. 

I also don't think Clinton's email controversy was given attention only to balance out Trump as suggested by the article.  It was a newsworthy story, one that got her an FBI investigation.  Fox News of course was over the top about it, so I'm not talking about them.  Their agenda was Trump.

In my opinion.

That said, I do know the press does try to be equal opportunity and give all the candidates some press time so as not to appear biased.

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3 hours ago, Tweety said:

No, they covered Trump so much because he was so news worthy with his rhetoric.  If he were a normal sane candidate he wouldn't have gotten that kind of press.  They weren't doing it to balance things out. 

I also don't think Clinton's email controversy was given attention only to balance out Trump as suggested by the article.  It was a newsworthy story, one that got her an FBI investigation.  Fox News of course was over the top about it, so I'm not talking about them.  Their agenda was Trump.

In my opinion.

That said, I do know the press does try to be equal opportunity and give all the candidates some press time so as not to appear biased.

I don't know about your last line, the biased part.

It has more to do with the Fairness Doctrine, even though it withered away before I became a journalist, and just how seriously most journalists take their role as doing "public good."

Of course, none of what I just wrote explains, Fox, I know!

But I don't consider Fox a reliable or trusted news source.

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16 hours ago, Tweety said:

No, they covered Trump so much because he was so news worthy with his rhetoric.  If he were a normal sane candidate he wouldn't have gotten that kind of press.  They weren't doing it to balance things out. 

I also don't think Clinton's email controversy was given attention only to balance out Trump as suggested by the article.  It was a newsworthy story, one that got her an FBI investigation.  Fox News of course was over the top about it, so I'm not talking about them.  Their agenda was Trump.

In my opinion.

That said, I do know the press does try to be equal opportunity and give all the candidates some press time so as not to appear biased.

The media didn't cover Trump to try to balance anything.  They covered Trump's ridiculous behavior for ratings and tried to balance other campaigns against it.  

No matter.  

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3 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

The media didn't cover Trump to try to balance anything.  They covered Trump's ridiculous behavior for ratings and tried to balance other campaigns against it.  

No matter.  

Gotcha, which is pretty much what I was thinking.  Trump was too juicy to ignore but they couldn't exclusively cover him.

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