January 12, 2017
New York, NY – Claire Hardwick, OAN Political Correspondent
“Because of many journalists’ media bias, the rules have been bent on how to decipher the truth, and what is suggested could be true.”
CNN and Buzzfeed are under fire for a 35 page unverified document they reported on about President-elect Donald Trump. While CNN mentioned the document, Buzzfeed published the document on their website.
Ken Kurson, the Editor-in Chief at The Observer, spoke about how journalists lost their objectivity when it comes to Donald Trump. He said that while it is not propaganda, it is suggestibility. That because it is Donald Trump, they offer the information suggesting it could be true because they cannot believe the position he is in.
Kurson continued that if it were any other candidate, journalists would never have published the documents. But because it is Donald Trump, they believe it could be true so take out their normal rules of fact checking and verifying. He said, “If you had said Hillary Clinton was in bed with Russian prostitutes and they were urinating on each other nobody would have even looked into it.
The media bias also affected the general election. After President-elect Donald Trump won against Hillary Clinton, the country was shocked because numerous polls showed he had no chance.
But Kurson thinks this is also a fault of journalists, who see what they want to see instead of the truth. He said, “I think that people in the news media don’t understand what has just happened over the past few months in this country. They missed it on Brexit. They’ve missed it elsewhere they don’t understand the forces that made Brexit happen, the forces that got Donald Trump elected are real, and they refuse to get that so they look for crazy other explanations.”