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originally posted by: feldercarb
I was watching the PBS coverage of the election last night from approximately 10pm to 2:30 am CT. The panel was asking why did Mr. Trump win? During that whole time I watched PBS's coverage of the election, PBS did something consistently time and time again. When a presidential result came in they would show two pictures. One for each candidate. No matter if the result was good news for Ms. Clinton or good news for Mr. Trump; the same two pictures were used. The Hillary Clinton picture had her with a nice smile on her face. The Donald Trump picture was of a man frowning. Can you be any more bias? Either have both candidates smiling or both candidates frowning. Otherwise it shows a bias for and against each individual candidate.
What PBS did by showing those pictures was continuing the trend of bashing Mr. Trump while glorifying Ms. Clinton. The media determined that Ms. Clinton was a saint and Mr. Trump was a demon or devil. The media felt it was okay to keep bashing the devil. But the media also did something else. They declared Ms. Clinton the favorite and Mr. Trump the underdog.
One thing you can not do in society is to keep bashing the underdog. People begin to see you as mean spirited. And by the end people began to get information that the media was an extension of the Clinton campaign. What the media had done began to be seen as unfair. Thus, the media needs to take a look and not blame everyone else for Ms. Clinton's defeat. The media really helped galvanize the resistance to Ms. Clinton by their bias towards the candidates.