Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The media's hypocrisy

By definition, hypocrisy means:

  1. The claim or pretense of having beliefs, standards, qualities, behaviours, virtues, motivations, etc. which one does not actually have. [from early 13th c.]
  2. The practice of engaging in the same behaviour or activity for which one criticises another; moral self-contradiction whereby the behavior of one or more people belies their own claimed or implied possession of certain beliefs, standards or virtues.
  3. An instance of either or both of the above.

All the media claims to exhibit the highest standards conduct, yet when it comes to Trump and debates they, CNN in this case, are shilling the Republican Presidential debates with the same fight promoter buffonery as they criticize Trump for using.

This is CNN's Trump synopsis for the debate:


Given his defiance of the normal rules of political gravity, it's become difficult to predict the kind of error that would stunt Trump's momentum.
A stray remark that would offend women? He was quoted in his Rolling Stone cover story last week as saying, "Look at that face," when Fiorina appeared on television. He went head-to-head with Fox News host Megyn Kelly during and after the first debate hosted by Fox News.
Another turn of phrase that would offend Latinos? Trump has stood by comments that some Mexican immigrants are criminals and rapists, proposed ending universal birthright citizenship and advocated building a wall along the Mexican border. Despite all of that, his support has only grown, though he is viewed negatively by a majority of Hispanics.

Nothing about his policy. Nothing about his business record. Nothing about his plans, except the wall with Mexico. No serious issues. This is fight promotion pure and simple. Pure hype to promote the debate viewership for their own selfish reasons. This could be a school yard fight. Pure cynical self-interest. Even the intro music sounds like "Rocky" for the debate ads.

They are hypocritical of Trump yet do not meet the same high standards for journalism.

This is why people are willing to support Trump, flaws and all, despite what the media says about him. They don't trust what the media says about him.  In fact, it might be helping him.