by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
Over the past year and a half President-Elect Donald Trump has managed to shine a bright white spotlight on the mainstream media and exposed them as the number one source of manufactured and “fake” news across the world. He has done so by exposing their extreme biases, then using those same biases to garner free media and spread his message further than any campaign could through advertising alone.
This is a pattern seen through the primary campaign, into the general election campaign and one that Trump is continuing to utilize presently, and the MSM, having learned nothing, is still taking the rope Trump continues to hand them and hanging themselves with it.
In March 2016, before the primaries had even concluded, it was reported that Trump had received more “free media” than all of the other Republican candidates combined, as well as garnering more than both Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders combined.
This continued throughout the general election campaign, with an MRC study finding that while Trump was still receiving free media, in the 12 weeks after the party conventions, 91 percent of that free coverage was negative for Trump, which is where the liberal media bias comes in and how Trump used that bias against the very reporters that were trying to destroy him.
CHANGE THE WASHINGTON PRESS CORPS TO BYPASS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
Considering that a look at the recent headlines of NYT or Washington Post and other MSM sources, we see that continuous negative coverage continues right now, which is why the following little tidbit from a Wall Street Journal article is very interesting:
The briefing room itself, the place where reporters sit, and the adjacent space in which they are provided offices reflect the power of the mainstream press, based largely on the media-consuming habits of the American people from decades ago. The Associated Press, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox News, for example, sit in front-row seats that have their names on them. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Washington Post and NPR sit right behind them. While approximately 750 reporters hold White House credentials, the briefing room holds 49 seats, and they are occupied overwhelmingly by mainstream media reporters, with barely any assigned to the new dot-com world.
The White House press secretary used to decide who got what seats, but this authority was given to the White House Correspondents Association in the middle of the George W. Bush administration. Nothing prohibits the incoming administration from taking it back. The valuable West Wing real estate occupied by the White House press corps isn’t the property of the press. It belongs to the U.S. government.
If Trump wanted to, according to that same article, he could abolish the daily briefings entirely, but what a better way to treat the press with the same contempt that the MSM treated Trump and his supporters, than to replace the MSM in the briefing room with members of the Alternative Media.
Feel free to weigh in below in the comment section on whether Trump should allow the very people that attack him daily and have been for a year and a half, to be granted the coveted positions in the White House Briefing room or if he should replace them all.
MEDIA OUTRAGED AT TRUMP PUNKING THEM
As Trump is focusing on building his administration (and tweeting!), manufactured MSM rumors started by MSNBC, are swirling across the Internet, proving that once again, the media learned absolutely nothing from the multiple times the Trump campaign has punked them in the past.
While there are a number of examples that can be shown here, we will stick with the most memorable, such as in September 2016, Trump tweeted “‘I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement.”
The MSM, assuming Trump was going to reference the Birther issue since that had been in the news at the time, despite the fact that nothing in the tweet above even addressed that issue, rushed right on over, and then all the major networks spent “more than a half hour of a variety of military heroes – generals, medal honor recipients and a gold star wife – expressing support for the Republican nominee. And it all aired live on the cable news networks,” as described by WND.
The media reaction? “We got played!”
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