Accuracy in Media

Not long ago the mainstream media were gleefully considering the prospect of a contested, drawn out Republican convention. Now that the Republican Party has begun to unify behind Donald Trump’s “presumptive nominee” status, however reluctantly, these same reporters continue to try to stoke tensions in the party, hoping that they can weaken the presumptive nominee. Contrast this with the media treatment given Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is being encouraged to quickly concede the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton and thereby unify the Democrat Party.

Sanders has stated his plans, which are being treated as an inconvenient truth: that the Democrat convention in July will be a “contested contest.”

The media treatment of these two parties couldn’t be further apart. On May 14 The Washington Post published “Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump,” which details the many possible third party candidates and their reluctance to run against Trump, a move that might split the party and hand the election to Hillary Clinton. As of today, even that effort appears to have reached a dead end, with Mitt Romney giving up on finding someone willing to challenge Trump, in what Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called a “suicide mission.”

The liberal media, of course, could care less about the Republicans losing this presidential election—in fact they see it as their duty to continue to fan the flames of the anti-Trump activists even when there is little prospect for their success.

But it is the Democrat Party which has a significant problem that could cause havoc at its own convention, with Sanders refusing to yield to Mrs. Clinton. As we have reported, “in December 2007 candidate Barack Obama had only 63 superdelegates to Mrs. Clinton’s 169. Yet in 2008 President Obama won the Democratic presidential primary with 463 superdelegates to Mrs. Clinton’s 257.”

Perhaps Sanders is hoping that, once again, most of the superdelegates will swing his way at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this July. If enough of the superdelegates switched their allegiance, Sanders already has enough pledged delegates that he could surpass Mrs. Clinton’s delegate count. It’s obviously a longshot, but with his recent run, winning 11 of the last 18 primaries, he and his supporters believe in that longshot. And even if he can’t win the nomination, they believe that the longer he stays in, the more he will be able to influence the policy positions of the party platform.

“Party regulars look to the past for comfort, citing the tense 2008 contest between Clinton and Barack Obama that ended in a unified effort that shepherded Obama into the White House,” reports Cathleen Decker for The Los Angeles Times. “But Clinton faces a tougher task—an opponent who appears less willing to cooperate, leading a band of supporters who, in many cases, consider Clinton and the Democratic Party abhorrent.”

Decker’s article is titled “Passion of Bernie Sanders and his supporters turn against Democrats.”

So while Trump’s followers’ shenanigans have been labeled the actions of a fascist-leaning mob, Sanders’ followers’ are merely impassioned American folks pining for a progressive future. Washington, D.C. radio host Chris Plante, the 2015 recipient of Accuracy in Media’s Reed Irvine Award for Excellence in Journalism, played a package of many instances where the media, and White House press secretary Josh Earnest, used the mantra “passion”—as if they had been given marching orders—to describe the energy of the Sanders supporters.

In reality, Sanders supporters have made death threats against Nevada Democratic Chairwoman Roberta Lange after the Nevada state convention, according to Slate. They also shouted epithets and threw chairs during the proceedings. Among the threats made against Lange were “a voicemail that suggested the chairwoman should be ‘hung in public execution,’ and a text message that read, ‘Hey [b—h], loved how you broke the system, we know where you live, where you work, where you eat, where your kids go to school.’” Who could be fomenting all of this rage on the left?

Sanders was asked to discourage and apologize for the violence and threats. Yet Slate’s Josh Voorhees accuses him of instead “fanning the flames.”

“Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook simultaneously praised the passion and participation of Sanders’ supporters while adding that Clinton believes that ‘no one should be intimidated, harassed or threatened in this process,’” reports CNN.

The Democrats hope that Hillary Clinton can win these “passionate” voters over in the general election. In other words, “passion” is praiseworthy as long as it comes from the Democrats. Passion for anyone else is a precursor to thuggery.

“But what he [Trump] has tapped into is what the founders most feared when they established the democratic republic: the popular passions unleashed, the ‘mobocracy,’” writes Robert Kagan in an opinion piece for The Washington Post. He then resorts to the disgusting comparison of Trump to Adolph Hitler. “Successful fascism was not about policies but about the strongman, the leader (Il Duce, Der Fuhrer), in whom could be entrusted the fate of the nation,” writes Kagan. “Whatever the problem, he could fix it. Whatever the threat, internal or external, he could vanquish it, and it was unnecessary for him to explain how.”

This is the mainstream media’s double standard, characterizing the actions of Republican candidates as fascism but excusing death threats and throwing chairs as mere flights of passion when initiated by Democrats.

Mother Jones, Daily Kos, and Talking Points Memo are becoming highly critical of Sanders’ candidacy now that he threatens Mrs. Clinton and party unity, notes Niall Stanage for The Hill. Of course, Stanage labels these publications and websites as the “liberal media.” In reality, the liberal media are composed of mainstream organizations such as The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC. These news organizations have long been pushing for Sanders to concede to Hillary. For example, on April 24 Chuck Todd interviewed Sanders on NBC’s Meet the Press. Todd’s comment immediately after was, “So did we just hear, intentionally or not, the Bernie Sanders exit interview?”

Todd was still showing his preference this week when he interviewed Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver in what The Washington Free Beacon called a “testy exchange.”

“Isn’t the bottom line between you and Hillary Clinton and who would be the stronger candidate, that she is now fighting a war on two fronts, getting beaten up by Donald Trump on a daily basis?” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Sanders, “‘So she’s fighting Donald Trump, she’s fighting Bernie Sanders,’ the host continued as Sanders interrupted her with a plea of ‘one second, one second, one second,’” reports Matt Wilstein for The Daily Beast. “[Sanders] cut her off just as she began to say that the war on two fronts is ‘depressing’ Clinton’s overall support.”

The liberal media want Sanders to concede so that reporters and Democrats alike can push for a unified, progressive presidency with heir apparent Hillary Clinton. This narrative states that the time to take a principled stand is over—it is now time for the media to encourage Democrats to unify behind the most viable presidential candidate. In the meantime, mainstream media organizations will continue to stoke Republican disunity wherever it can be found. This media double standard, featured in election after election, is as prevalent as it is predictable. But what’s not predictable is Trump, and his relentless pushback on the media. It’s almost as if he doesn’t care what they say about him. Imagine that.




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  • Austinniceguy

    Crooked, corrupt, lying Hitlery has no place in the WH and, NEITHER does that delusional old brain dead moron, Burnout Panders. Burlington University went broke under the leadership of his wife because she basically ran it the way that old moron wants to run this country. Why, I wonder, will the administration NOT let the lamestream media show what is actually happening in socialist countries like Venezuela? That’s where we will be headed if Either Hitlery OR Burnout gets in…

    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/collapsing-venezuela-is-out-of-food-prepping-became-illegal-long-lines-mandatory_02152016#comment-3563912

    This is what election day will look like for the libtard dems….

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  • Realist

    So we have a political machine that feels free to simply “assign” delegates to whomever the party “leadership” (leadership in this case = entrenched, self-serving operatives) decides deserves those delegates. But when the usually thought-free minions of the left FINALLY recognize that the votes of We the People count MUCH less than the necessary political conveniences of the entrenched party operatives and react violently, THAT and only that is what is beyond the pale?

    The original crime is religiously ignored by Big Media and they package it as the party just doing its regular business, therefore no one has the right to complain about it or even to question it. The undeniable fact that, when anyone does declare the process utterly corrupt and unrepresentative of the will of We the People, anyone making such statements is quickly declared by Big Media as “out of order!” is beyond question. This seems more like a sneaky, underhanded tactic between corrupt and conspiratorial democRAT party hacks and journOlista. Then again, the Republican party is roughly equivalent in their own corruption and arrogant narcissism, so the rise of both Trump and Sanders would seem inevitable in this increasingly miserable story-arc.

  • Jerry

    The Liberal world will be in a deep depression for 8 years, after Trumps elected. After 4 years if Trump does well like I think he will, We need to bother the liberals more, and I say make a push to put the image of Trump on Mt. Rushmore. GEEEEEEEEZ would they be mad

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    I’m surprised the Liberals haven’t tried to have Rushmore removed, you it has to offend somebody out there.

  • Bertharina Rina

    APPARITIONS OF MacArthur & PATTON ON TRUMPS NEW AMERICA

    One will never comprehend the inner voice of destiny that apparently haunts a man to step forward, and forcefully voices that America must be politically resurrected from its steady decline into a pro-communist Third World nation. God can move mountains; yet one man steps forward in an attempt to reconstruct a Republic, that has sold its soul to traitors and aliens within, and are fracturalizing one government of combined nations. Through the corruption of the pseudo revolving doors of the machine of liberalized thought control, with inlaid political irascibility calculated to destruct genuine Democracy, and to level republicanism, and in creating a main spring-ring of an unholy wedlock of professional criminality, operative in the vast-field of crime, corruption, poverty and disease. The wheels of a once-free nation are at stand-still. The choice is clear: America must arise from its narrow view of tomorrow and clear its deck of the in-crowd criminality of parasitic mental cripples, of whom burden its citizens through the robbery of over-taxation and slaves of a run-away state.

    Is it possible that Harold Trump experiences apparitions in his silence of restful hours. If so, there is a reason. Since God allows mankind to seek freedom from any oppressive state on the globe, brave spirits in flesh and bones will step forth to raise any flag that will unite honorable societies. Two of these once great spirits were General Douglas MacArthur and General George Patton. Since the national news media has its hands tied in speaking absolute truth as to foreign affairs, electronic voices are quelled. Likewise, Our national news paper industry must be re- mindful of our nation’s treaties with the Oriental and Asian nations.

    We might concur that treaties combine our occidental civilization aside eastern world Oriental fundamentalism. Plainly speaking, we have an ongoing spiritual war between God’s people and ancient Esau. Any dealings among allied nations are subconsciously harboring inclinations to serve their God as a free people. In America today, ill-informed citizens are aware that this absolute truth is being denied their right to worship as a God given pleasure. Up to and after the Korean conflict General MacArthur would meet with one of the most out-standing ministers within America. Two men discussed America’s economic, culture, and spiritual decline. Most of all, MacArthur spoke on insignificant third-world countries, He knew that the enemy within controlled the State Dept. Thus at this very moment the state dept is alien occupied. MacArthur braved against the nations of Esau, the Red, in that the Jacob of Israel was his blood line. Our Lord walked with this Warrior.

    The outstanding quarrel with Patton was adjusted to MacArthur’s being fired by the late Harry Solomon Truman. Both of these generals hated America being betrayed. Here we have an un-elected President of our country firing one of our nation’s greatest generals. This general knew that Truman was wire-pulled by the gang in government service. This same character did every inappropriate act to literally internationally destroy our close-nit military forces. We see the results today. Truman was a traitor. Truman had Patton removed from his command, because Patton knew too much. Patton knew too that General Eisenhower

    was one of the lowest and dirtiest bastards that had ever walked upon God’s green earth.

    For sure, the collective assertions as beforehand declared aims as to the political infrastructure of national government should be reorganized on the principle of rule by the people and and not merely a tool of renegade international financial gangsters. This man, Trump, is a wise old owl. Apparently, he sleeps with one-eye open. In so many ways of expression his aims are obvious. America needs to be clean up. If not, then political regulators have prison camps ready for patriots speak out against the alien acceptance of illicit bankers, ghetto masters, loan sharks, and anti-social intellectual perversion. The National Educational Association should be look into. Mental deviates wallow-down in every major dept. Trump claims that we need to inspire the work ethnic within all levels of society.

    Obviously, we we need clean house within the state department. The Pentagon needs to get rid of all officials sucking the blood of a nation’s laboring hide. Our best hope to close down the Federal reserve. It has no reserves and is a criminal counterfeiting agency. We should search Fort Know in order to see what has been stolen. We should jail those in the Treasury Dept in allowing the reserve to dishonestly make fiat currency. All all banks should be audited and illicit withdrawals recovered. Fractural banking should be closed down. Crimea ls in the Wall Street rip-off operation should be jailed. Mr. Trump needs no apparition to warn him of these professional thieves.

    If Mr. Trump will study he will discover that Article 6, Sec.6, of the constitution on Treaties explains that alien nations and their advisers control all fifty-states within America.

    This Section was grandfathered in after the Constitution was ratified. The most questionable option on legal affiliations is the criminal act of the National Lawyers Guild in shoving some legal hack onto the Supreme Court.This took place when the legalized gangster and professional criminal Earl Warren was put on the bench. This court is composed of shysters and political hacks. The Presidents appoints these hand-picked rogues. Several have been mixed up in planned murders. We must not forget the Council on Foreign Relations as a tool of universal Zionism and its ties to the Jesuits. America is crawling with spies and rogues out of South America. Obviously, most are Catholics. The dirty bastards will not legally allow immigration from northern Europe. These political whores, thieves, allows floods of questionable background in from the Mediterranean. Here we have the Satan lineage of ancient Esau. Jacob’s seed line is kept astride in Northern Europe. Illegal immigration is to create a national mulch of humanity in order to dissolve mankind into a national herd of lost identity. Esau has always used this technique to control Christian nations.

    Trump smells a tray of in-breded aliens taking over America. He must look into the Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraqi and Crimean resolution. America is loosing its allies. The United Nations Organization is composed of professional parasites and in league with western world bankers. NATO is a military stool pigeon for the Near Eastern invaders of Arabia. Rockets, tanks, bombing will not subdue ISIS revolutionaries in Yemen, We must quit sustaining the oil flow in Arabia by paying sons of bitches called caliphs. The fiat money is on its way out. Netanyahu of Palestine wants WW111, in using innocent flower American youth to fight spiritual battles long originating several thousands years past. As Without question: the criminal institutions as the World Bank, The National Monetary Loan, all

    dealing on a non-collateral basis of gold, should be jailed. Greece is failing. and Italy follows. Liberia was hijacked. This did not help NATO’S head-hunting. We can shell out so much money not backed by gold. China and Russia, and Australia have cut free from America fiat currency, and the Chinese Juan dollar is tied with the rise in Europe Germany’s treatised twenty-eight states, enlarging strength in Europe. America is an enlarged police state. it is a future imprisonment for protesting citizens or to to learn more about the freedom being closed down. Communism is spreading fast, It is the criminal of illicit investments that destructs America, Hopefully, Triumph will have more apparitions from great souls that once tred this earth.

  • Bertharina Rina

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    HOGORINA ATTACKS ALEX JONES

    WILL TRUMP TRUMP THIS ?

    Your mail was carefully considered and read with great interest. There is no way that i can counter your views. As far as Mr. Jones goes i have nothing personal against him. Only when he used the butt word was he actually sublimating without meaning so. Hundreds of perverts patrol these sites to enjoy the fact that millions of people do not comprehend sublimation. This is a master tool of Hollywood and their masters of deception in promoting language designed to arouse and open up listener’s, or reader’s minds, to unconsciously

    dwell upon erotically repressed sexual desires. Here, Jones is doing the work of his invisible handlers–radio and national news industry owners and investors. This method of perversity that has a foundation back to Adam and Eve, when a ( viper ) talked with Eve, in a warning that their would be a war between his seed and her seed’ Mind you,this so called viper might have been a man in a spiritual body or an apparition, for Christ called his enemies dogs, vipers, etc .In several hundred years Noah constructed his Ark. Phallus worship was the going thing until the almighty reacted in drowning the then mankind that loved perversion, lowering the natural man more than the good life that was given to our former Mother and Father. Today, phallus worshipers control America. These are the contemporary descendants ancient Esau, God’s worst enemies. The late President Herbert Hoover, a Quaker, warned in his biography in 1947 that the American people were following the ways of ancient Esau. It is obvious that this is now going on. God’s hates this crowd, a gang of loosened devils in the flesh. The enemy that brought down God’s people at the great Deluge is bringing our nation into a national gutter of intellectual prostitution enshrouded with wide-open erotic temptations, infatuations of souls headed for hell. I want you to consider this, because Jones has fallen into this trap innocently !

    THANKS FOR CONVERSING WITH ME. Toilet invasion is an alliance with pennis idolitry. Its hug a commode mode of degeneracy. Flush your toilet & join the mobs.

  • Bertharina Rina

    HOGORINA ATTACKS ALEX JONES

    WILL TRUMP TRUMP THIS ?

    Your mail was carefully considered and read with great interest. There is no way that i can counter your views. As far as Mr. Jones goes i have nothing personal against him. Only when he used the butt word was he actually sublimating without meaning so. Hundreds of perverts patrol these sites to enjoy the fact that millions of people do not comprehend sublimation. This is a master tool of Hollywood and their masters of deception in promoting language designed to arouse and open up listener’s, or reader’s minds, to unconsciously

    dwell upon erotically repressed sexual desires. Here, Jones is doing the work of his invisible handlers–radio and national news industry owners and investors. This method of perversity that has a foundation back to Adam and Eve, when a ( viper ) talked with Eve, in a warning that their would be a war between his seed and her seed’ Mind you,this so called viper might have been a man in a spiritual body or an apparition, for Christ called his enemies dogs, vipers, etc .In several hundred years Noah constructed his Ark. Phallus worship was the going thing until the almighty reacted in drowning the then mankind that loved perversion, lowering the natural man more than the good life that was given to our former Mother and Father. Today, phallus worshipers control America. These are the contemporary descendants ancient Esau, God’s worst enemies. The late President Herbert Hoover, a Quaker, warned in his biography in 1947 that the American people were following the ways of ancient Esau. It is obvious that this is now going on. God’s hates this crowd, a gang of loosened devils in the flesh. The enemy that brought down God’s people at the great Deluge is bringing our nation into a national gutter of intellectual prostitution enshrouded with wide-open erotic temptations, infatuations of souls headed for hell. I want you to consider this, because Jones has fallen into this trap innocently !

    THANKS FOR CONVERSING WITH ME. Toilet invasion is an alliance with penis idolatry. Its hug a commode mode of degeneracy. Flush your toilet & join the mobs.