These “Trump supporters are sticking w Trump” article-supporting editors are sticking w “Trump supporters are sticking w Trump” articles. https://t.co/qLxlY573jo
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) December 26, 2017
Coming Wednesday: In the symbolic heart of Trump’s America, the president’s supporters stand resolutely behind him still, hopeful he’ll keep his promises to revive the coal business and the country. Read more in @AP’s Trump Country series: https://t.co/x4utyLE90u pic.twitter.com/nOcOKjNgkI
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 26, 2017
The suits assigning these articles are doing very nicely under the Trump Oval Office Occupation. The Media Village Idiots writing / mouthing the stories have all their deeply ingrained prejudices (not just about people of color, but about non-Ivy-League white people who can’t immediately tell you their SAT scores) reinforced by these stories. The moguls paying for the media are happy to assume these stories mean that all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds. Whyever would they stop telling each other (and, incidentally, us) these heartwarming tales, just because they’re irrelevant to 97% of their supposed news “mission”?
at a certain point, we have to assume the media is intentionally running these to tell those of us in the blue america to go screw off https://t.co/ujzEAXLC6x
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) December 26, 2017
As a journalist I fear this is true… :-(
— Thomas Ley (@thomas_ley) December 26, 2017
I almost think interviewing Trump supporters has become the liberal journalistic equivalent of gawking at zoo animals … “look at these unusual vertebrates & their strange plumage”
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) December 24, 2017
I'm trying to figure why there is no challenge to the coverage. Is it about " balanced treatment?" Because since they never really cover Clinton voters, there is no " balance ". Is it because the press thinks their views are so self evidently wrong? I'm perplexed TBH.
— Shuan Rose (@shmr50) December 25, 2017
I think it's fairly straightforward. Trump voters are white and are therefore important.
— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) December 25, 2017
It’s this unconscious sense that something has Gone Wrong when “ordinary” Americans feel “left behind”
PoC, immigrants, LGBT people feeling excluded and ignored — that’s normal and uninteresting https://t.co/tcH6tzG4Bx
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) December 25, 2017