The Media: Out of the closet at last.

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Media Out of the Closet

Listen To You Tell Me Texas Friday 10/28/16

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My wife and I had dinner recently with another couple and the subject of the election came up. We really like this couple but the woman is no Trump supporter.

Her reason: Trump’s treatment of women as revealed in the now infamous Access Hollywood tapes.

Little as I wanted to, I dove in. “But what about Hillary Clinton’s treatment of women?,” I asked. “What about her slut-shaming of her husband’s accusers? What about her characterization of Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and others as ‘Bill’s rodeo queens?’ Hillary said ‘all rape victims deserve to be believed.’ So why did she threaten into silence Juanita Broaddrick – who credibly tells of having been raped by Bill Clinton — shortly after the alleged attack?”

Our friend’s response? Skepticism. She had never heard these things. She doesn’t listen to talk radio and she doesn’t watch FOX News and thus has an incomplete picture of Hillary Clinton. And thus she is naturally inclined to dismiss as partisan someone like me talking about Hillary’s misbehavior.

For the same reason, she likely knows next to nothing about the Wikileaks emails, the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play scandals or any of the other sordidness that follows the Clintons around like Pigpen’s ever-present cloud of dust.

That’s because the mainstream media has dropped all pretense of objective reporting. They had no choice really. Trump, never having been a politician, was never told that it is considered bad form for Republican candidates to call the grandees of the media out. Mitt Romney understood. John McCain understood. Trump, in the depths of his ignorance, doesn’t understand. Thus he has been on the media’s case with signature Trump bluntness.

Faced with such an emergency, the men and women of the media began doing what they had to do, which is to say destroy Donald Trump at any cost.

No effort is being spared. Here are some examples.

On October 13, ABC, CBS and NBC spent a combined 23 minutes in their evening newscasts on the allegations made by several women against Donald Trump. On that same night, coverage of emails released by Wikileaks – which included derogatory comments by Clinton concerning Latinos, Catholics and the NAACP, support for open borders and outright collusion with the campaign by members of the media – received the entirety of one minute seven seconds – combined. A ratio of 23 to one.

A Washington Post/ABC poll asked 38 questions. Of them, six pertained to sexual assault allegations about Donald Trump. So how many questions in that same poll regarding the stunning revelations about Hillary contained in the John Podesta/Wikileaks emails?

You guessed it. None.

At least look at the bright side. The media are now fully out of the closet. That’s the good news.

But that doesn’t mitigate the bad news. Our dinner companion – and millions of honorable Americans like her – still lack the requisite knowledge to make an informed decision about choosing the next president.

That could be bad for the Trump campaign.

It’s a tragedy for the republic.

Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of Gleiser Communications, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The Team FM & KYZS in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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7 Responses

  1. Linda E Montrose says:

    The media has gone down the rabbit hole a LONG time ago. Ethical reporting is in the distant past. But there is one thing abundantly clear right now…what done in darkness always comes to light…as we have seen now. What I have known about the clintons as being from Arkansas is finally being let out of the bag so to speak. This spilt milk is a little more than the media can cover up, it will take more than a paper towel to clean this mess up the clintons and the media has made. Trump and his brash ways has helped us in more ways that we can ever know!

  2. Should Trump win, and he still has a credible shot, it will be despite the Democrats, the media, and the Republican establishment who, it appears, prefer no-change Hillary over Trump the changer. I’m really done with the whole lot. May they burn in the bad place! More power to Trump!

  3. Jim Lee says:

    Very well said Paul. I have had the same experiences, and am still frustrated. Keep up the good work sir.

  4. Richard Anderson says:

    Excellent piece Mr. Gleiser and you could not have been more correct in pointing out that these once upon a time reliable sources for news are now nothing more than counterfeit journalists with no moral compass.

    But thanks to you and your outstanding Radio Station KTBB, and stations like it all across America, the facts are getting out, working in tandem with social media to inform our populace of the corruption heretofore not seen in our Constitutional Republic which is…. Hillary Clinton and the inner circle cabal that surrounds her.
    Her election, would be the biggest mistake ever made by our citizens in choosing a President, as she is manifestly UNFIT. She must not be elected to hold the same office as General George Washington and Ronald Reagan.

    Never > Hillary

    Elect Trump / Pence – to return HONESTY and INTEGRITY to The White House and our government.

  5. R. Eagleman says:

    Yep Paul, because the stakes are so high, the media have pushed all of their considerable resources to the middle of the table. With so much riding on electing Hillary, it is “all hands on deck” for these so-called “journalists”; they must stop Trump, even if it means losing the small amount of credibility that they still have. Control of the Supreme Court alone will be a major accomplishment, which will change this representative republic into a banana republic for generations, if not forever. Diluting or repealing the second amendment would be a top priority, as a compliant population is necessary to complete the “fundamental transformation” of our country. There may be one little problem that these leftists do not anticipate, and that is the will of the American people; it may bend and accommodate as much as possible, but when pushed to the limit, it will snap back in a way that will not be very pretty. I fear that we will see an uprising that will make some of these Black Lives Matter demonstrations look like Sunday school picnics. Many of us remember the classic movie “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington”, and I pray that it does not happen, but we may witness a much more historical event…….”Mr. Smith & Wesson Goes To Washington”!

  6. Carl Schwab says:

    What troubles is that there is no way to “hurt” the media for their biased reporting. Sure, we can choose to ignore them or not watch their programming, but how else can we keep track of their egregious conduct? I know the newspaper are hurting financially, and I suspect the “alphabet networks” are too. Nevertheless, I do find comfort in knowing that I can count on Fox news to shoot us the straight scoop,

  7. Bob Giles says:

    There is a way to negate the impact of the biased main stream media, stop listening to them. The “fake” newspeak cannot affect a populace that turns them off. Even when listening to my favorite talk radio station KTBB, I literally turn it off during the ABC “news” updates.

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