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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
The thing about Trump is the negative coverage isnt merely Hostile Media Effect perception (a cognitive bias).
originally posted by: introvert
originally posted by: lincolnparadox
a reply to: Southern Guardian
Conservatives are the first to cry "Respect the President" when a Republican is in office and the first to disrespect the President when a Democrat is in office. Politics has become a team sport for them. It's okay to talk crap about the Browns, right? Perfect season? They're making fun of themselves.
We need to start coming together as Americans. There is no reason for the average person to push away someone because of political affiliation. Well, there is one reason: by keeping us separate, we can't organize.
I think we are doing just fine in America. The vast majority of people go about their business each day and politics does not play a role whatsoever. Trump as president is not something that is a common topic of conversation.
The problem is that Trump actually represents that which America has traditionally hated. He represents the douchebag bully type and America has typically been against those sort of people. A common theme in America movies has been one in which at the end of the film, the bully/douchebag gets what he deserves and the protagonist, who took the right and moral road, wins the day.
It leaves the audience with a warm feeling inside knowing that the bully/douchbag got what he deserved and did not come out the victor.
That did not happen in this election. The bully/douche became the victor and it has given his fellow bullies and douchebags the encouragement to come out of the woodwork. And they have. You can see those very people on this site that feel emboldened enough and secure enough that they bring their bullying and utter douchedom out for us all to see.
While we would typically reject such attitudes and people, that is now acceptable to many and I think that is a bigger problem than anything else.
The ignorant, entitled, self-absorbed, bigoted and arrogant now think they have a seat at the table. When in the past we rejected them immediately.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Byrd
If the news covered tweets that werent salacious, too, it would be more balanced.
If you go look at his twitter feed, the media never mentions a large majority of it.