The American people are watching the way the media is treating Donald Trump, and they aren’t liking what they are seeing. A new Pew Poll found that twice as many people think the media is too easy on Trump compared to 2008.
In fact, more Americans say the media are too easy on Trump than said so of the Republican nominees in both 2012 and 2008. As for Clinton, views of whether she is being treated too easily tend to be more similar to recent election cycles.
Almost three-in-ten Americans (27%) feel that Trump is treated too easily by the media, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 1,000 adults conducted Sept. 15-18, 2016. That’s more than said so of Mitt Romney in 2012 (20%), and nearly twice the share who said so of John McCain in 2008 (15%).
This is critical information ahead of the first presidential debate. The American people aren’t as stupid as some in the corporate media believe. People are watching the media drop the ball with their consistently soft treatment of Donald Trump and they don’t like it.
Not all reporters, but many, have allowed themselves to be bullied by Trump’s constant whining and tweeting about fairness in the press.
By going easy on Trump, the press is risking an epic public backlash.
The American people are watch and demanding that the press do their job, and stop taking it easy on Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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