The U.S. Media are Infected with “Ideological Affluenza”….

The Kindergarten rules are not overly complex.  Don’t interrupt. Wait your turn. Put things back where you found them.  Clean up after yourself. Keep elbows off the table. Say please and thank you.  Be considerate. Don’t talk with your mouth full. Keep your shoes off the furniture.

Here’s a representative sample of Donald Trump’s press pool.  This is how they appear to the majority of the electorate who do, actually, teach manners.  This is also how the rest of the world sees modern American journalists; as they represented themselves yesterday:

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After reviewing the over-the-top entitled nonsense from the press pool covering presidential candidate Donald Trump, I then saw this video:

Yes, that’s CNN complaining about how they don’t have any credibility with the public, while simultaneously bemoaning a candidate who won’t delay a speech to thousands of members of waiting audience, until the elitist few arrive at the venue; which immediately creates within themselves a comparison to reporters in Iraq covering Saddam Hussein.

Seriously?

Seriously.

Then, I thought about the opposing candidate.

And quickly reminded myself that not a single member of Hillary Clinton’s press pool, consisting of more than 20 journalists, reported on Secretary Clinton speaking to the National Baptist Convention with 75% empty seats

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…And then the phrase hit me.

U.S. Journalists are suffering from contagious “ideological affluenza”.

Not only do the media project an air of pontificating superiority and elitist entitlement, but it goes much further.  These dolts are professionally conditioned to actually believe it.

See Also: The White House Corespondents Dinner

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529 Responses to The U.S. Media are Infected with “Ideological Affluenza”….

  1. BuckWeaver says:

    Does anyone know the names of the media people in the picture? I’m especially curious about the 3 females standing on the chairs. Also, who was the guy who kept screaming “what took you so long” or whatever it was he said? Just want to make sure they get the recognition they deserve. 🙂

    Liked by 9 people

  2. MfM says:

    There were more than just the three, there are more behind them and who knows how many they block.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

    Hey Lyin’ MSM (Media), Remember this!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 15 people

  4. auscitizenmom says:

    What they need is a nice long time-out. Facing the wall.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. LANE says:

    What do you expect ! We have a presidential candidate that hacks up giant phlegm balls while doing a press conference in a glass of water. Hillary is their idol and teacher. Stooges .. they are but not half as funny as the 3 stooges.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Davey says:

      Ya, that’s our media all right. Trump should continue this. Start pointing out the media with the Stooges Theme playing over the speakers. Older voters will get the refference, prob not the media themselves.

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  6. thesitrep says:

    Looking at Saddam’s palace carried less of a penalty than looking at Hillary when she was in the white house as 2nd lady**

    ** the 1st lady position rotated between Monica and others.

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  7. jack dempsey says:

    One of the first things that Donald Trump needs to do after
    becoming President is to pull the FCC licenses of all offending
    television networks. The networks are required to operate IN
    THE PUBLIC INTEREST. The destruction of the U.S. is not
    in the public interest.

    Liked by 11 people

    • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

      I second that emotion!

      FCC licenses should be applied for and paid for (using the public airwaves/technology, etc.) YEARLY – after review of citizens complaints.

      Liked by 7 people

    • ASpade says:

      Are there any lawyers on here?
      Why can’t the media be sued for FRAUD?
      NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, CBS, NBC, etc. They can all be shown in being FRAUDULENT. They call themselves media and press, but the freedom of the press does not allow you to be fraudulent. You can publish want you want, but if you call yourself a “News” organization or some facsimile then you must report the truth. If all you are doing is giving opinionated info that mischaracterizes the truth or outright fabricates stuff, then that is not “News”. So you are being Fraudulent because you are providing a product and/or service that people are PAYING for, and thus you are compelled by law to give people what they are paying for.

      I think if someone were to collect video, internet and printed materials citing all the lies and deliberate mischaracterizations that have gone on since January, a very strong case can be made for FRAUD, not Libel, but fraud. We pay for the “News” networks and newspapers with a reasonable expectation that “News” means truthful and fairly objective reporting. If we are not getting that, then that is fraud.

      Fraud is defined as “wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain”. That is exactly what these media outlets are doing. There should be some mandatory fine per person charged to the “news” organizations that perpetuate Fraud of the Press. So if CNN has 1 million viewers for a show and they air something fraudulent, they should be fined a fixed fee x 1 million. This ensures that the larger a news organization is the stronger the truth controls will be. And if we took just the past month’s worth of CNN coverage and applied this, they would be out of business.

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      • Howie says:

        Sullivan v NYT another wonderful Warren Court gift.

        Liked by 1 person

        • ASpade says:

          No, Howie, Sullivan vs. NYT was about Libel and Defamation. Fraud is about deceptive behavior for gain. Absolutely different case. What CNN and others are doing is FRAUD, to further an agenda for economic and political reasons, which equates to GAIN. Sullivan vs. NYT has no bearing on this.

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      • Wend says:

        RICO prosecution would be wonderful but see below. They are protected from any consequences of outrageous behavior. So we’ll just have to use the power of the purse.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Wend says:

          Maybe antitrust, given that it is a cartel, but that only works for oil companies, railroads and other useless entities, not for our revered guardians of “truth”.

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        • ASpade says:

          No, they are not. They would only be protected if it were free press. If you are paying for a PRODUCT or SERVICE, there needs to be truth in advertising and the manufacturer/provider is responsible if the PRODUCT or SERVICE is fraudulent and benefits by selling that fraudulent product or service.

          Liked by 4 people

    • shallbe4 says:

      I never thought about doing that but its a great idea.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. I’m sure someone has already said this, but the media WAS there–it just wasn’t the Press.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. And this from Grandpaintexas: Things people don’t say anymore, “Where’s my newspaper?” “I’ve got to watch the evening news to see what’s going on.” “Yes it is true, I saw it on tv!”

    Liked by 14 people

  10. FeralCat says:

    “U.S. Journalists are suffering from contagious “ideological affluenza”.”

    It would seem we have a slight difference in our medical diagnosis. Mine is a moderate to severe case of intellectual rigor mortis.

    Liked by 10 people

  11. WeThePeople2016 says:

    What Trump did yesterday was lured the leftist media, including FOX News, into the Lion’s Den. They were so busy salivating on the gotcha part of the upcoming birther statement, that they did not even realize they were being set up. They were like rabid dogs waiting with baited breath for Trump to make a statement so they can the go after him. They hoped to use it up until the first Debate and probably beyond.

    Once Trump got them into the Den, he closed the door by first bringing up the honored guests – the military to speak one by one. The so-called media still waited in anticipation of capturing Trump. Well, that didn’t happen. Trump locked the door and threw away the key, leaving the rabid media to snarl and tare in the Lion’s Den.

    What Trump did was put on full-blown display the media’s complete contempt for Trump. They were seething and acting like two-year-olds having a temper tantrum. What is even more disgusting is that their dislike and disrespect of the military was on display as well. Congratulations to the media – they just confirmed about themselves what Trump has been saying about them since he entered the campaign in June 2015. They made complete and utter fools of themselves and put their loathing bias against Trump on full display yesterday.

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    • yy4u says:

      It must be exhausting for Donald Trump to always have to watch out for the media traps. It isn’t enough that he has to fight the acknowledged Democrats and his opponent, he has to fight the unacknowledged Democrats (alphabet media and all print except WSJ) and the Globalists (Fox and the WSJ). Every day they lay traps for him which he must avoid. This was a rescue attempt of Hillary. Let’s change the dialogue from her health to “birther”.

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    • shallbe4 says:

      Just think this Press Conference was going to be the Trash Trump story for the next week and they got nada from him. Brilliant!!! If other targets of the media had done the same thing we might be a more user friendly country.

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      • JC says:

        Utterly satisfying what Trump did, utterly satisfying.

        The squealing Little Napoleons can gripe and stomp all they want. We have infinitely more important things to do, like rescuing the greatest nation on earth from tyranny and insanity.

        But then… I could tell you how I really feel…

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  12. yy4u says:

    I broke out laughing when the stringy haired lady said “either you have a media or you don’t.”

    WE DON’T. We haven’t had a media in a long time. We have a propaganda wing of the Democratic Party. We have a Globalist Representative Force. We have an amen chorus to the Democrats. What we don’t have is an unbiased media.

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  13. truthandjustice says:

    This goes perfectly with this thread — who and why journalists deleting comments sections, etc.:

    “…political reporters, are just stupid rich kids. The parents have done well so they send their smart kid off to law school, while the dull one is sent off to journalism school. The result…is a culture dominated by.. nitwits too dumb to realize they are stupid.
    ..have fragile psyches so seeing their mistakes highlighted .. is a source of constant distress.
    When you live in the snow globe of opinion journalism, the outside world is horrifying. That’s why you went into the snow globe in the first place, to get away from the cold, pitiless world of reality. .. those angry Dirt People.. with their facts and reason just don’t get it. Many of them don’t even have a PhD. They are ruining it for everyone!
    ..People in the media have long viewed themselves as the fourth estate, part of the ruling class, but policing the ruling class. This was always nonsense. The press has always been staffed by obsequious rumpswabs and toadies…so only the most blinkered and stupid thrive. Suddenly, these dullards are learning that the rest of us have no respect for them.”

    http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=8580

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    • truth, love the phrase “obsequious rumpswabs and toadies”. pure gold.

      Liked by 6 people

      • truthandjustice says:

        Ha – yeah. Had to read that one over again. I had heard toadies but not “rumpswabs”

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        • TrustyHaste says:

          I had an idea. Create a pack of trading cards, or a game, sort of like fantasy football. The game will be matching up these media losers with real jobs. For Example: Andrea Mitchell, hostess at Olive Garden. Who likes this?

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          • Lucille says:

            “…hostess at Olive Garden.” LOL! Perfect…or perhaps at some other failing paper napkin eatery, cause she sure isn’t worthy of a linen napkin establishment.

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    • Remington says:

      This is a great read. I would take it a step further and say all liberals live in that snow globe. Evil just doesn’t exist. The snow is always fresh new, never turns black and dirty. No one is ever shot by illegals or blm. Never a beheading….Just folks walking around saying “I don’t ever want to grow up….’

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      • truthandjustice says:

        Yeah – that is their “safe places”. We thought that was a “new thing” when it hasn’t been all along – just done in these kind of ways. They’re usually “Progressive” types to begin with. Always thought they really don’t seem that “bright”.

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    • Wend says:

      And then the lawyers protect the “journalists”.

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  14. Rebel Mope says:

    CNN wants to equate Trump to Saddam? Pulease. Eason Jordan bent over backwards averting his eyes when Saddam tossed people in wood chippers. Remember Eason Jordan? He’s the guy that admitted CNN knew about Saddam’s atrocities but looked the other way for access. The closest thing to that in this election is the way the press averts its eyes when Hillary stumble-bums her way to her Ambulance.

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  15. Red says:

    Is that Lyin’ Ted in drag in the foreground????????

    Liked by 2 people

  16. skyborn78 says:

    In the video, the man (not familiar with him) said “It is the responsibility of the new media to hold these people accountable; both the Republicans and Democrats.” Since when has CNN ever held Hillary accountable for anything?!

    Liked by 5 people

  17. Tejas Rob says:

    The Internet is the press now. Places like CNN are dying and we are witnessing their death throes. Good riddance.

    Liked by 9 people

    • starfcker says:

      Tejas Rob. That’s genius. You just made a completely profound statement. “The internet IS the press now” and we are just starting to figure that out. Good work, my man.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Tejas Rob says:

        Tejas Rob. That’s genius. You just made a completely profound statement

        Thanks. If I give you my wife and kids phone number will you call them and tell them the same? Because according to them I’m an idiot.

        But yeah, the cork is out of the bottle and they can’t put it back. Last night, I learned about the police officers being shot in Philly and Ft Worth on the internet. There was nothing on the television news at all, not even the Dallas/Ft Worth local channels. People who rely on televised news stay dumb to the facts.

        In this day and age, as more folks join the computer age, even us old farts, the globalist/uni-party can’t control the message the way they do on their own platform. The truth is out there, and too many of us know how to find it.

        God bless Sundance and all those who truly keep us informed.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Wend says:

          The only good thing I’ve seen on any TV news (aside from Donald events) was about four months ago. BF likes to check the local news from time to time. He stumbled on this absolutely amazing car chase-two black guys who drove all over LA, finally wound up in their hood taking selfies, hanging out with homies and waiting for the cops. One of the reporters (unlike the national idiots these people actually work) called them “knuckleheads” which is what we call them. Fortunately no one got hurt.

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    • Howie says:

      Everyone is dumping cable to get rid of their obnoxious presence.

      Liked by 1 person

    • shallbe4 says:

      Texas right you are. My friend says I’m not getting the news unless I listen to both sides. So the other day I listened to the last minute of Megyn and her pundit said — Now I know why voters are acting like this they don’t like either candidate. This is why third party candidates are gaining so much in the polls. Huh?? All I can say is Jesus Wept.

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      • Tejas Rob says:

        Texas right you are.

        I’d give you a like just for knowing Tejas means Texas, I’ve had so many who didn’t ask me “What’s a Tee-Jas. But when I hit like it wants me to log into my WordPress account and I don’t have one. So consider your post liked.

        My friend says I’m not getting the news unless I listen to both sides.

        There is some truth there. I’ve always thought the truth usually lies somewhere in-between. That’s why I don’t automatically believe anyone, but there are folks like Sundance who have earned my trust because I know over time what they say jibes with what I see as the truth.

        There are times I don’t agree with Sundance, but those are rare and I also know whatever his thoughts are, they have come about through thorough research and an honest informed opinion.

        This is why third party candidates are gaining so much in the polls.

        I truly believe the third parties are going to cost Shillary way more votes than they do Trump.

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    • Phil says:

      Too bad obama is about to turn over control of the internet to the UN

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  18. Chance says:

    This short video perfectly explains the infantile behavior that has become so common today. Enjoy!

    Why Social Justice Warriors Are So DEMENTED [[ Adult language Warning ]]

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  19. James O'Malley says:

    The news media is a dying entity. Like the record labels, they are no longer the gatekeepers in a 21st century, interconnected world. We don’t need them telling us what’s news because we now have the choice of deciding what’s news and what isn’t.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. revbacon says:

    The useful bimbo on the left claims that “in Saddam’s Iraq, you couldn’t call yourself press or you’d go to jail.” She’s right: in the US, you can call yourself anything you like. She calls herself “press,” and has all the gear.

    As an old Scotsman I knew used to say, “Just cuz’ ya’ve got a boat, it doesn’t make ya a sailor.”

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  21. Mr. T says:

    Does Hillary Clinton every say anything about what she’s going to do for America’s LEGAL CITIZENS? All I ever hear from her mouth is bashing Trump, or talking about not going after the illegal aliens in this country and bringing even MORE immigrants into this country. Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed this with the one Rock calls the Be’otch?

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  22. Howie says:

    I was thinking about the media meme on the candidates. it is a twist on the ‘everybody does it’ defense. They have in Hillary the worst candidate ever nominated. What is the universal media meme? These are the two worst candidates ever. Are you getting the drift? It is a psy op. Trump is the best candidate since Ike. That is how they do it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Howie says:

      The Race card first, but if they are caught they resort to the ‘everybody does it’ trick.

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    • Benson II says:

      I’ve given up trying to prove to some friends that believe the meme Trump is bad but Hillary is worse, is not true. If they’re voting for Trump I don’t care why. Trying to show them Trumps worth is to time consuming since they won’t take the time to look for themselves and base their judgment on Clinton political ads and the MSM. My opinion of them has been lowered and will not recover

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  23. Howie says:

    The media has far too much weight for what it is. It is a bunch of shills with a Mr. Microphone.

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  24. steven says:

    All of you clowns in the media are a joke.
    Promoting Hillary Clinton your Queen.
    And you wonder why no one likes or trusts any of you anymore.
    You’ve become the butt of every ones jokes.
    We feel no remorse for your loss of credibility.

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  25. sunnydaze says:

    Last nite MSNBCs Rachel Maddow gave a full expose on the “Pepe Threat”.

    MSM peeps, do you understand now why NOBODY TAKES YOU SERIOUSLY?

    If not, watch this and learn: (this vid made by the guy who was fired from Huffpo a couple weeks ago by the way. He makes a good case here for the idea that Hillary may actually be insane):

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    • Howie says:

      They got punked again. This time by a teenager playing with his mom’s computer. They are Fogaphobic basket cases.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lucille says:

      This guy is really turning it up. Good on him.

      Funny that you should post one of his vids, because a friend just sent me one he did yesterday. It goes beyond the title having to do with Mr. Trump’s guesting on “Fallon” and into his views on the Internet being turned over to the U.N. Very worth watching.

      Donald Trump’s Jimmy Fallon Visit OUTRAGED Globalist Pundits!!

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      • sunnydaze says:

        Yes, Lucille , he really has woken up in record time. What happened at Huffpo and the DNC helped, I’m sure.

        These former Dems who flip “suddenly” are very valuable in getting truth out.

        Thx for posting this other vid.

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    • Sandra says:

      That was really great! I love how he said at the end that Hillary considers Pepe to be like a national security threat while the Trump camp just thinks it’s funny and they respond to it (and Hillary’s absurd fear) with humor. Best summer ever, people. Best summer ever.

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  26. Apfelcobbler says:

    Hildabeast’s Comeback Tour was coordinated with the media wound to the max yesterday. Michelle’s rockstar reception by the UVA students went really well. Attack dog anchors and reporters were on high alert and fetching back to themes revolving around birth-rumor revivalism. Rejuvenated Hollary even reduced her shrieking!

    Katy Tur wailed, “We stood on our chairs to shout questions – He ignored our questions – It’s been days since he’s had a press conference – They shout out Obama’s full name at rallies!” Joy Reid broke in with, “asking for Obama’s Harvard records is racist.” (No one has asked about this for years!) Mathews gave up his usual mentoring role and revealed his inner wet hen. Full court press, all day, every channel. 1% Hillary, 99% media assist, and zilch % policy content!

    Then, poof! all that extraordinary media effort was reduced to mere racket with Keln’s powerful imagery! And people remember images far better than words. Hillary’s carefully chosen label of derision blossomed into the opposition’s battle cry! The fruit of her bad judgement has become a weapon. You would have thought she was aiding and abetting the enemy! You just know it personally annoyed Hillary and Soros too! So beautiful Keln!

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  27. Binkser1 says:

    Well, maybe if you MSM idiots would quit acting like Baghdad Bob and tell the every-loving-freaking truth for once and would REPORT THE NEWS instead of trying to shape it, you might have some credibility. Until then, we know you are a joke and I love watching your heads go all ‘splodey!!

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  28. Howie says:

    Hillary campaign ads and her Flying Monkey Media are history repeating itself. The closest thing I can thin of is this…..

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  29. jonvil says:

    “U.S. Journalists are suffering from contagious “ideological affluenza””

    HEALTH ALERT: Ideological Affluenza is the only affliction known that can be transmitted via TV, radio and the internet, extreme caution required.

    The most obvious symptoms are loss of logic, reason, common sense, the ability to assimilate truth or facts and, oddly enough, the loss of a sense of humor.
    Other symptoms include narcissism, hubris, groundless fear & anger, uncontrollable urges to lie…

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  30. aredtailblog says:

    Yeah, it sucks when the people start wedging out a third option instead of accepting the two sub-par options you provide, doesn’t it, MSM?

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  31. ryanomalley1 says:

    The host complains that the deplorables cheered Trump’s comment on the media. Hilarious. One thing neither liberals or conservatives talk about was the roaring cheer Hillary received after she made her “basket of deplorable” comment. The crowd was left wing, antiwhite elitists and need to be exposed as such as much as we can.

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  32. mo says:

    Ol Banny, quite the shrew. Love the steam coming off her head. God bless the Donald.

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  33. Howie says:

    NFL Feetball players are also infected. Boycott these oppressed multi millionaires.
    Eagles planning anthem demonstration on Monday night
    “Everybody wants to be a part of it and I feel like it’s no different on our team,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told Glen Macnow of WIP in Philadelphia on Friday, via CSNPhilly.com.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/17/eagles-planning-anthem-demonstration-on-monday-night/

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  34. rsanchez1990 says:

    That CNN talking head got the either-or wrong. Either you have a media, or you have a propaganda mouthpiece for the elites.

    Either you have a free press, or a press suffering from ideological affluenza.

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  35. garylthmp says:

    There’s been a lot of controversy over the past decades on how much “liberalism” is infiltrating the Southern Baptists. I guess the Southern Baptist Convention’s turnout for Hillary would signify it hasn’t made as much headway as it might like…

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