Media manipulates message to suit a pro-Trump agenda

My complaint today is how the media – yes you – manipulates different points of view to suit their agenda.

To the Editor,

Re: President-elect is probably the best thing to happen to the U.S. right now, Letters, Nov. 22

My complaint today is how the media – yes you – manipulates different points of view to suit their agenda. Case in point.

You know there is a danger in supporting much of the rhetoric the president-elect had been so fond of sharing. You have two letters, but which letter do you choose to use as the headline? Yes, the one that many Canadians and many thinkers of the world know is not true. So now the reader, who may not have a good command of English or practise critical thinking, or they are just looking at the ads – they now see this and what they understand is an endorsement by you, by the newspaper and by Nanaimo. The media played a big part in how Trump was elected and this is how bad things can become very bad.

Your role as an editor is to present both sides. You did not do this. Trump is not the best thing to happen to the U.S. – to a part of society, yes, but he does not represent any American I know.

Please be a voice of reason and embrace the common good of Nanaimo. If we want hate there are lots of places to find it.

Alison WatersNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

Re: Free publicity helped U.S. president-elect win in ‘post-truth’ era, Letters, Nov. 29.

It was interesting to read a letter disputing my claims in a previous letter that the U.S. media was biased toward Donald Trump and the Republicans.

It is common knowledge that NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post, New York Times, Washington Post as well as Megyn Kelly and Shepard Smith at Fox News were completely in the tank for Hillary Clinton right from Day 1. The Times even wrote an editorial that it would purposely work to defeat Trump and the rest were almost as open. To even question that there was no media bias in favor of Clinton would be a complete lack of knowledge or a closed mind. Most of these outlets are so liberal brainwashed they don’t even recognize their bias.

J.E.R. GreenNanaimo

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