The founder of the House Media Fairness Caucus, Lamar Smith said 91% of Trump campaign coverage was negative and 96% of media campaign contributions went to Hillary Clinton.
“It’s the most biased media I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Smith said.
These numbers could be the reason why the Texas representative has come up with his own term for the overwhelming amount of biased coverage.
“The media and Democrats are so close in association and so close in their philosophical views that we might as well use one word to describe both, and that’s ‘Mediacrats,'” he said.
According to the Washington Examiner, Smith is even telling his colleagues not to call it mainstream media anymore.
“How can the media be considered ‘mainstream’ when it doesn’t represent a majority of the American people? It’s more accurate to use the term ‘liberal,'” he said.
The Examiner reports in one interview Smith said 55 percent of the public is “weary of the anti-Trump tone in coverage,” altogether.
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“Maybe the media is having an impact on the public’s view of the president,” he suggested. “That’s not a surprise. Even if most of America thinks the media is biased, they still can be influenced by that bias, and I think that helps explain some of the public opinion polls of the president.”
In his interview, Smith encouraged the president to keep tweeting because he believes it could be the only way for him to bypass the one-sided media.
“I am a strong advocate of the president’s use of Twitter. The only way the president can get around the national liberal media is to tweet,” said Smith. “He can connect directly with the American people, and that’s why the media doesn’t like it. They want themselves to be the oracle. They themselves want to be the only conduit. They themselves want to tell the American people what to think.”
Smith said he worries about the welfare of our country because so much of it relies on information from the media.
“I’m afraid they are hurting the country, and they’re clearly so intent on hurting the president that they are taking themselves down at the same time.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
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