Have you noticed that ever since the election, the media has been endlessly reporting on all the liberals who are upset that Trump won? FOX News media critic Howard Kurtz has too. He also points out, correctly, that the media absolutely ignored people who were unhappy with Obama’s election in 2008.
Here’s a partial transcript of the video below, via Real Clear Politics:
Howard Kurtz: I Don’t Recall Stories About All The People Who Didn’t Support Obama In 2008
The press needs to be aggressive against every administration. Report fairly, and accurately, and aggressively; do investigative reporting, hold them accountable. But the same standard needs to apply.
If you recall when Barack Obama won the mainstream media was in a celebratory mood and I don’t recall seeing all these stories, ‘What about all the people who didn’t support Obama?’ and how angry, upset or disappointed they are except to sort of lambaste the tea party. And therefore we have to be careful not to get swept away by the hope and change thing and report aggressively on Barack Obama. I missed those columns…
We need to be fair. And to the extent that we can get back on that road, especially with a new president coming into office whose victory was predicted by virtually no one in this business, then maybe we can begin the slow process of winning back trust. If not, it’s going to continue to go down and the truth is, folks, credibility, trust is the only thing we have.
Watch the video:
That is spot on analysis.