Media Bias, Calling Out Falsehoods in 2016

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I just noticed it’s been a long time since I have posted so it’s time for my input into what’s going on right now in the media and 2016 election cycle.

So much is wrong, factually incorrect and biased I hardly know where to begin.

Of course I know, let’s start with Sen. Sanders:

When he first came on the scene I liked what he was talking about, I liked that he was moving the conversation to income inequality and fairness for all. I liked the ideas of free healthcare, free college and free everything. Upon doing research and finding out this would add $18 trillion to our debt I took a step back. When Sanders was asked how he would accomplish this without adding to the debt he had no viable plan, answer, solutions, except that other countries do it. That’s not good enough.

The day I lost all respect for Sen. Sanders was when he stood on the streets of my city, Manhattan, and said NY voters have been disenfranchised of their vote because of the state rules about who could vote in the NY primary. This to me was a complete lie and a desperate way to try to get sympathy for himself.

Every state sets its own rules about who can vote in primaries. Some are ‘Open’ meaning both Dems and GOP can vote for either a Dem or GOP candidate. Some state laws rule that you must be registered as a GOP/Dem to vote for GOP/Dem candidates in a primary.

Mr. Sanders this is not voter disenfranchisement. These are sates laws. Being ignorant of the laws isn’t an excuse for your claims. You have been in congress for over 25 years, you should know the rules and should have advised your base what they needed to do.

Instead you didn’t do your homework and then cried a ‘rigged’ election when it was you, yourself who was way in over his head and crying for mercy when losing so badly.

On another note of misinformation (lying) coming out of the Sanders campaign has to do with Superdelegates. Bernie has claimed that the Superdelegates are unfair and have been against him from the start. He claims the deck was stacked against him before he got in the race.

There is nothing I hate more than a liar, this SD charge is an out and out lie Sen. Sanders. You know, or should know, SDs don’t cast their votes until after all of the primaries. No one stacked any deck against you. No one. If you don’t like the SD system work on changing it in the future, not during an election.

Your ‘electability’ argument isn’t worth talking about. Polls this far out have zero relevance. At this time in 2012 Romney was up 8 points over Obama, we saw how that turned out.

Hillary Clinton: As Hillary herself has pointed out, she is not the best politician. However, even with 25 years of unproven negative publicity she still has achieved more than 3 million votes more than Sanders and 2 million more than Trump.

This should alert people to her ability to turn out the vote and invoke excitement.

When elected president Mrs. Clinton will be the most experience and tested president to take office in modern history. Her grasp of knowledge from knowing how deals are done in congress to knowing global leaders on a first name basis is breathless.

Clinton being compared to Trump by Sanders is preposterous. I can’t think of anything more absurd.

The most qualified should win for a change rather that the buffoon in a cowboy hat that people ‘wanted to have a beer with.’

Donald Trump: Perhaps the most dangerous candidate in the history of the United Stated. Trump isn’t in this election to make the world a better place, he is in the election to satisfy his ego. Yes, it’s all about him. How he can make himself feel and look better.

His followers are mind boggling. They don’t care that he lies all the time, has no business aptitude or success; has no caring about suffering people in the US and around the globe. He just wants the biggest trophy he can put on his wall.

It is time that Dems and sane Republicans come together to literally save the world. It’s time for us all to back Hillary as president. Sanders has lost. Trump is an unacceptable candidate.

PS For you #BernieOrBust people, get a life.

#Burned Out? #Hillary Can’t Win. Media Bias Is Out Of Control

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Ok, if you are anything like me, or value my opinion you’ll want to read this. Since you are here I know you want to know what I am talking about.

The media bias in this election is out of control. I wrote a piece about the 25 year media vendetta against Hillary Clinton and I still believe strongly in that. All the GOP smears never ended up proving fault, illegal behavior, or any evidence of anything done wrong by Sec. Clinton. Did the media, ever even once, attempt to clarify this? NO.

This is why Mrs. Clinton has a ‘cloud of suspicion’ over her head. Unproven allegations and no media outlet saying each and every allegation has been proven false. This bias has morphed directly into her 2016 presidential bid.

Now, today, Bernie Sanders is receiving outrageous treatment. Every reputable news outlet is saying ‘he is done,’ ‘he is berned out,’ he has lost and needs to go home.’ The headlines are endless. All saying Mr. Sanders has already lost the nomination.

I hate inaccuracy in reporting. Reporting must be telling people the facts. That not only no longer exists, it is a pipe dream.

What thinking people know is that we don’t know what will happen next. We will know more on the first Super Tuesday, March 1st. And, even more on the second on March 15th. But, to be writing obituaries now is not only inaccurate it’s dangerous. Why dangerous? Because when people read it’s over for Bernie, or Hillary can’t win, it affects who they will vote for.

Yes, media bias can alter the outcome of our so-called democracy.

Incorrect reporting and incompetent reporters also make me furious. Yesterday I was watching some of the Sunday so-called news shows. ABC ‘News’ reported Mrs. Clinton squeezed by with a win in Nevada. No, actually, she won with a large margin. Close to 6% and over 50% of the vote. We need news sources to tell the truth and report accurately.

Also, on #MTP Bernie Sanders was talking in one breath about his political revolution will change everything and in the other breath saying he lost Nevada because of very low voter turn out. You’d think even the dim Chuck Todd would ask “How can you have a revolution when you can’t get people out to vote?” But, no. Todd, let that statement slide by. Todd’s lack of intelligence and curiosity are astounding.

I want to hear the truth. I don’t hear it. Just because Mr. Sanders lost Nevada doesn’t mean he is done, campaign over with and time to drop out. He lost Nevada. Mrs. Clinton lost New Hampshire. These are facts and need not be turned into a dramatic crisis.

What really irritates me, I think even more than the media bias, is the childish and pettiness going on on twitter between Clinton and Sanders supporters. I really find it astonishing how petty and immature it is. “Clinton cheated to win,” “Sanders is a fraud,” you name it I have heard it.

A message to all of you on twitter who partake in this nonsense: grow up, no one is even listening to you. Learn to speak in facts and not speculation, and remember the goal is to have a Dem POTUS.