Monday, October 17, 2016

Everybody act surprised, election-year edition

Hot Air: "Surprise: 96% of campaign contributions of more than $200 by people who work in news media have gone to Clinton."

Don't worry: unlike you mortals, journalists have the super-human ability to act objectively and put personal feelings aside in the interest of the free press.

Extra - You'll get whiplash from this Chris Cillizza turnaround.


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About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000

Holy crudballs, $400,000, talk about a blockbuster campaign finance number. That's what it costs to make a short ad buy in Boston.

430 people too, whooo-ee! What percentage of the rigged liberal media machine do you suppose 430 people are? (To start you off: CNN alone has more than 4,000 employees. The New York Times has about 3,600.)

And if we're going to treat these donations as revelatory and meaningful, what percentage of the media have just been confirmed as impartial? (If the entire media were CNN and the Times, it'd be 94%. But I bet it's more.)

Ideally, press donations would total $0... but that would also mean that some stringer at CBS News has less right to free speech than Goldman Sachs. Sure you want to go there?

Meanwhile, over in the superhumanly objective free press...

Weekly Standard, March 2016: Study: Trump Has Earned $2 Billion of Free Media Coverage

That was the estimate in March. Trump's air time has subsequently been calculated at well over $4 billion in value.

Anonymous said...

Trump's vacant podium on an empty stage has gotten at least $750 million in free media coverage. It's the new, improved video fireplace.