The MSM should cut back its live coverage of Trump

the watchman

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You can characterize it any way you want.

Some voters are undoubtedly childish and irresponsible.

That doesn't mean they are ineligible to vote.

Maybe it SHOULD, but who would decide who is "childish and irresponsible".

Some people want a basic citizenship test before you could vote.

At least know the names of the VP, your two Senators, the 3 branches of gubmint...basic stuff like that.

Lots of voters just watch attack ads, then decide.

And, that's legal, too.

Whatcha gonna do?
this is all beside the point and exceedingly obvious.
 

the watchman

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#52
Which is worse?

The US "news" media, or the US Congress?

Both suck pretty bad.

That's why lots of people don't care enough to pay attention...
people are mostly too busy to pay attention. The things that get their attention are things that effect their lives. Healthcare, jobs, crime...stuff like that. When the media tries to make things more sensational then they are it's just insults viewers. Everything isn't "breaking news".
 

BDBoop

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#53
I listen to Chris and Rachel every night, at work. Generally, they do not air him talking, thank god. Rachel does a lot of research, and regularly has historians on.
 

Devil505

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Trump is President because of those who voted for him. Period. That's kind of how elections work.
2 problems:
1. How many of those voters ere convinced by Russian misinformation will always be unknowable
2. Trump lost the popular vote as did GW Bush in 2000.

Never again should the loser of the PV become president.
The EC is slanted towards the dumbest areas of our country. and the dumbest voters.
 

boontito

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2 problems:
1. How many of those voters ere convinced by Russian misinformation will always be unknowable
Doesn't matter. If I convince you to vote for someone and you cast the vote, you're responsible for who you voted for.

2. Trump lost the popular vote as did GW Bush in 2000.
Both elected under the election system we have. The electoral college isn't perfect but neither would a straight popular vote be. I'd kind of like to alternate between the two. That way to serve two terms you would've had to have won under both systems.

Never again should the loser of the PV become president.
The EC is slanted towards the dumbest areas of our country. and the dumbest voters.
Maybe. Maybe not.
 
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people are mostly too busy to pay attention. The things that get their attention are things that effect their lives. Healthcare, jobs, crime...stuff like that. When the media tries to make things more sensational then they are it's just insults viewers. Everything isn't "breaking news".
Yeah, some of them are busy.

But when they DO pay attention, they don't like what they see from our "news" media, or the corruption of Congress.

Can't blame them for being disgusted.

Completely right about "breaking news".
 
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Lmao... The only way the MSM can win against trump is to not report on what the president is doing/saying.

For the democrats, that must be depressing to think how poor the party platform has become....
 
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Lmao... The only way the MSM can win against trump is to not report on what the president is doing/saying.

For the democrats, that must be depressing to think how poor the party platform has become....
The MSM is already doing this they are MISQUOTING him left and right.
 

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