watching the media since the election it's business as usual. Without a second thought they have carried on with the same posture of reporting as if nothing significant has happened. Even though, every single poll and every narrative they promoted about Trump was false. Not one single network has issued an apology or behaved as if they are the least bit concerned that what they reported my well have tilted the election in Trump's favor. Every single network, including Fox News, hammered it home month after month that Donald Trump has no viable path to the presidency. Then, those of us who were watching, saw that path open up live right before our very eyes. The results even shocked the Trump campaign.
But, here again, what reason would they have to take any responsibility for their coverage? Social media has been blowing up criticizing them since Trump first announced he was running. They could care less as long as they have viewers willing to reward them for their lack of journalistic integrity. Before Trump, it's safe to say that most American's didn't trust the media. I myself, have said that 5th graders know better than to do so. It's safe to say that most American's consider themselves rational minded critical thinkers ( especially if they happen to be liberals). Well, maybe we should reexamine that presumption. I've seen studies indicating that Fox News viewers are the least informed. Maybe, that too needs to be reexamined.
Regardless, there is just no escaping the truth. Millions of American's watched in shock as the electoral map changed from the false impression the media had promoted into reality. Millions of American's sat in their living rooms watching in disbelieve until it was over and clear Trump would win. All saying to themselves "what just happened"? Our founding fathers warned that in order for a republic to work we need to be a "well informed citizenry". Well, it would appear that the media dropped the ball on that. Even more disturbing, is how it would also appear that American's could care less.