There was a good point on a talk show over at MSNBC.
The point was that basically the mainstream media was dropping the ball on reporting the “real news” by being obsessed by the falsehoods and distortions of the truth by President Trump and his spokespeople. Most notably Kelly Anne Conway, Sean Spicer.
Does it really matter if President Trump insists that his inauguration crowd was the largest ever?
Does it truly matter that he believes there was a terrorist attack in Bowling Green Kentucky or Sweden?
Isn’t it more important to know that he rolled back funding for planned parenthood?
Isn’t it more important to note that his aides may have been talking with a foreign adversary during the election?
While I agree those obvious lies and falsehoods should be reported on, I wonder if the bigger picture isn’t being sidelined?
Thousands of words have been written about the false claim that only those “bad types” are on the top of the deportation list, why isn’t the media telling us how many of those in custody, those already deported fit that White House?
Shouldn’t that be the news, not the false claim that there are many many rapists, murders, illegally in the USA?
How about reporting just exactly what the cost is going to be for all these mass deportations?
Where is the money going to come from for paying for thousands of more ICE and Border agents going to come from?
Should those points not be front and center in any discussion on the Trump immigration policy?
I get that print media only has so much space, television has only so much air time, but there is the Internet. These outlets, The Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC all have a web presence, where there really are no constraints. I can type out thousand word post or ten thousand word one, if so inclined, so it begs the question:
Why Isn’t mainstream media using the Internet more to get the news out?
In depth coverage of issues like Immigration, like repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, of cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood, of ending basic human rights for Transgender People getting their light, at least online?
Yes, it is important to highlight the falsehoods, but online you can easily still show both. My argument is, why should those “lies” be front and center when real issues that impart people s lives not be center stage?