Editor-in-Chief Explains Trump Media Bias

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.”

  • TradeBait

    Didn’t fit what their lame brains thought it should be so they ignored the truth. They are so wrong about life it is ridiculous. Hope they find real jobs again because they are toast in the real world to come.

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  • JSpicoli

    Gut the media and gut the universities.

  • Frank

    So, the best chance Trump has is to “do the peoples’ work well”; in spite of the hateful subterfuges from the Anti-Capitalists and Anti-Constitutionalists from the Democratic party.

  • Charles Osgood

    the more they press the liberal far left agenda the media will begin to infuriate more of those in the middle . they lost not only the presidental but house and senate seats . mayors and govenors were also positions that they lost . obama seems to be an aggitator of his liberal views and will cause more harm than good for this country.
    they will use bias , erronous stories and do what ever it takes to keep the country in a mood of leftest rebellion .

  • AtomicFury

    I was born in the waning months of the Eisenhower presidency and believe Donald Trump may become the greatest President of my lifetime. I wasn’t told to feel that way – it’s on me and it’s up to Mr. Trump to pass or fail on his own. Not because some propaganda outlet wants me to feel the way they do.

    The fix that the media finds itself in now is due to them going all-in on Hillary. They pulled out all the stops along the way and couldn’t stop themselves from disregarding the unwritten tenets of responsible, respectable and believable journalism.

    Cause, meet effect. Now it’s time to pay the piper.

    • TheChosen1s

      Well Said My Fine Sir, Well Said 👏🏻

    • Frank

      They demonized Ronnie Reagan too. Its “what they do”. The sad part is that so many swallow it, without a thought of their own.

  • TheChosen1s

    It’s My Belief That The Word Troll Should Be Censored From This Site Only To Take It Away From Those Who Hold The Word So Dear And Near To Their Hearts. Please Make It So #1 😘

  • TheChosen1s

    My Twitter > @DJTPatriot < FACT.

  • TheChosen1s

    Hopefully This Site Does The Opposite. Let Us Argue Openly With Those That Disagree With Us. Thank You.

  • TheChosen1s

    CNN Used To Have Account Profile Screen Names And They Would Let PPL Post Their Political Views As Long As It Supported What They Viewed As Normal. CNN Would Terminate The Accounts Of Most People Here And Also Label Them Trolls For Their Political Beliefs. That’s A Fact CNN!

    • Frank

      And, you expected differently? You need to investigate their political lineage….PURE Clintonian.

  • TheChosen1s

    @JS (Below) You Didn’t Seem To Have Any Problem Posting Your Comments So What The F Are You Talking About?

  • Jonathan Jodoin

    So journalist try to influence the reporting of news. If it is somebody they support, they give them a pass.

  • All American

    These bias media outlets are so disrespectful which is a sure sign of ignorance, drug addiction and/or alcoholism!

    • TheChosen1s

      Just The Way It Should Be Said, Bravo 👏

      • All American

        🌺👍🏻

  • Frank Barro

    A boycott of CNN and all companies that advertise in CNN would be a nice first step. A further step should include a 90-day suspension of the CNN operatives who authorized the publication of fake news.

  • JS

    NO WAY!!! OAN actually has to APPROVE commentary?? Holy censorship, Batman! How forkin’ shameful. Who’s reading this for approval? Putin? Go ahead, censor this. It will prove us liberals right.

  • JS

    TOTALLY!!! When has the right wing media EVER reported ANYTHING unsubstantiated about Democrats??? They’re just listening to a Muslim Kenyan and a woman who WANTED the Benghazi staffers to die!! And THAT stuff is rock-solid PROOF, unlike the lies that Trump once said he grabs women by the pussy, for which there is ZERO evidence!!!

  • Marc S.

    The media are as crooked as the clintons!

  • Marc S.

    The media are as crooked as the clintons!

  • Marc S.

    The media are as crooked as the clintons!

  • Marc S.

    The media are as crooked as the clintons!

  • Marc S.

    The media are as crooked as the clintons!

  • Marc S.

    The media are as crooked as the clintons!

  • Marc S.

    The media are as crooked as the clintons!

  • Marc S.

    Each day I’m happier and happier that the clintons and obamas are gone from the spot light. Life is again looking brighter!

  • Marc S.

    Each day I’m happier and happier that the clintons and obamas are gone from the spot light. Life is again looking brighter!

  • Marc S.

    Each day I’m happier and happier that the clintons and obamas are gone from the spot light. Life is again looking brighter!

  • Marc S.

    Each day I’m happier and happier that the clintons and obamas are gone from the spot light. Life is again looking brighter!

  • Marc S.

    Each day I’m happier and happier that the clintons and obamas are gone from the spot light. Life is again looking brighter!

  • Marc S.

    Each day I’m happier and happier that the clintons and obamas are gone from the spot light. Life is again looking brighter!

  • Marc S.

    Each day I’m happier and happier that the clintons and obamas are gone from the spot light. Life is again looking brighter!

  • lovearepublican

    Talk about not just media bias, but the collusion with the DNC of major media outlets to elect Hillary Clinton. Let’s really talk about that this week. Talk about influence! Talk about tampering… If the election went the other way we’d actually have more proof about that than they do about supposed Russian hacking. The fact that the media did nothing but trash Donald Trump for 18 months, is the real story. The fact that it didn’t work, is why they’re so freaked out.

  • All American

    Americans can see why nothing got done in DC while the Democrats were the majority in watching the current newspaper! These liberals appear as illiterates! They present as unethical! They need to get their act together and focus on the issues before the entire democratic party becomes history. America has spoken. America has elected a new President and this is Donald J Trump!
    Lets move on🇺🇸
    The 10 most deadly cities in America today have a Democratic Mayor at the helm. Work on this you bunch of irresponsible loosers!

  • Axel Westby

    This is a decent piece of news by OANN’s Claire Hardwick. And a special thanks to Ken Kurson of The Observer who has the guts to release his professional opinion, although he is not perfect in all areas, talking through both ends of his mouth!?

  • tedlv

    OANN articles are so much better and more reasoned that those from Reuters.

  • Nevada

    Just illustrates how out of touch and disconnected the entire Washington bubble is to the American People. Simple as that. They can’t believe that anyone would or could think differently about things than themselves.

  • R A.

    re “If you had said Hillary Clinton was in bed with Russian prostitutes and they were urinating on each other”
    Well, it’s most likely true but it actually happened with Nancy Pelosi and Lorreta Lynn
    That’s probably how Hillary got “sick”.

    • oldfart 256

      LMAO… No it was Wild Bill in the bed, Hillabeast was running the cameras… CNN editors were photo shopping someone else’s head in there. If you ignore a pest it goes away, except this MSM pest invasion might need a little DDT to kill it

  • Sane_Person37

    Among the larger media entities, I find the Washington Times is pretty fair, but the rest of them are clearly carrying the Democrat’s water for them and have been for decades. It’s so obvious it is stunning anyone doesn’t think so. They pounded on Bush with sledgehammers and he was actually pretty liberal.

    Mental disease.

  • Dog Daze 2.0

    trumps press releases should be via twitter straight to the people with NO biASSED middleman media outlet, the media is going the way of the buggywhip

  • Dog Daze 2.0

    “If you had said Hillary Clinton was in bed with Russian prostitutes and they were urinating on each other” sounds like TRUTH to me

    • Lisa Haynes

      Except she would would be pissing on them.

      • All American

        Me too!

    • All American

      They changed the name from Hilly and Billy to Trump just to see how the public would react. Everyone knew all along that it was actually Hilly and Billy! “They” can’t fool USA!

    • tedlv

      Illery couldn’t help but contribute. She wasn’t wearing her depends.

  • Clinicaleducator1

    The BEST way to deal with the MSM is BOYCOTT them.

  • Native Born American

    It is not suggestible as noted at the beginning of the article.
    The media’s* continued attempts to influence and control are as obvious as their spread of radical leftist propaganda. There can be no truth except their version.
    The news media* is responsible for many of societies problems today, yet they continue to look down at the rest of us. Their efforts to impress themselves expose them for the buffoons they are.

    *Media reporters are not true journalists.

    • Sane_Person37

      Liberal ‘educators’ are an even bigger problem.

      • All American

        Demeaning of American Youth. Hollywood also gives assistance!

  • All American

    If a story is not verified as true before a release to the public it is propaganda. Journalists have an ethical obligation to the public to verify the story and the source before publication. They must verify as true.
    Anything less is unacceptable as failure to verify is in actuality an aid to foreign sources which in turn diminishes America’s faith in journalism. Thus ratings plummeting.

    • tedlv

      This one fits the definition of slander. Trump should sue. Break them.

      • All American

        YES!!

    • Axel Westby

      The MSM need to take on to themselves the responsibility to provide all their people including the janitors to follow A Code of Ethics, which they would be required to read and confirm in writing that they have read and understood every year until doomsday! That is what we had 40 years ago in the oil business! If they don’t comply there is first a written warning then the second time YOU ARE FIRED!

  • Fred Freud

    The article says “…if it were any other candidate…” Donald Trump is no longer a candidate, he is the President-Elect. That means he WON the election. whether that is an oversight or intentional, I feel the distinction needs to be pointed out.
    Anyway, Kurson certainly is correct. The nitwit leftists in the news media “…don’t understand the forces…got Donald Trump elected…” but they damn well better start trying to get it through their thick skulls. The majority of the public is growing impatient with the nasty bias and childish tantrum of the anti-American left – which now so obviously includes the mainstream “news” media.

    P.S. – what is The Observer? The article never says.

    • Lisa Haynes

      In Dallas it’s a rag.

      • tedlv

        Birdcages need liners.

    • Axel Westby

      It is a British news paper, at least used to be!

      • Carrington Spensor

        Ken Kurson, is the Editor-in Chief of ‘The Observer’ which comes out of New York City and is owned by Jared Kushner, PE Trumps son-in-law.

        • Axel Westby

          Thanks, that was good news!

    • Frank

      In Seattle and Portland? We call them “fish wrappers”. Since that is all they are really good for.

  • Richard

    So much passion and anger on both sides of the politcal fence. Let’s just boycott CNN and their advertisers and get on with the business of fixing the country. It’s time to pull together on the local level and stop letting the bloody media divide us with fear and anger. Most of the averice between people, on the basis of race especially, is deliberately caused by the left-wing media for political control. Keeping us divided serves their interests and the interests of the DNC.To hell with them. Let’s take it upon ourseves to come together and treat each other with respect and compassion.

    • Sane_Person37

      Hear Hear. And what the progressives hate the most is to be ignored.

    • KMA

      Well said ; boycott advertising company products & make sure you tell retailers why your not buying the product.
      GONE IN MONTH!

    • Ty

      American Patriots ( “conservatives”) need to understand how fast things could change if we all used the economic weapon (boycotting). Liberals and minorities have had huge success by boycotting, despite their relatively small population. Patriots need to learn that a total boycott of liberal businesses, is not needed to be effective. Just the loss of 3 to 5 percent of their profits would put the hurt on them and inspire change in their behavior. If you see bad behavior in the news media, pick out an advertiser that you normally use,and don’t use their product or services for a while. If you disagree with a corporations liberal and or anti- American policies, don’t buy or use their product as much as possible. The key is that a 100% is not necessary, just a little boycotting can make a great difference.

      • All American

        Yes it is what Rosa Parks did when they put blacks to the back of the bus! The Montgomery Bus Boycott!! The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately ordered Montgomery to integrate its bus system, and one of the leaders of the boycott, a young pastor named Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68), emerged as a prominent national leader of the American civil rights movement in the wake of the action.

  • Ken R.

    For the greatest brevity on this subject, we can again turn to the Russians – the populace, though, not the government. In the Soviet Union’s days, there was a proverb about the two main newspapers, “Izvestia” (meaning “news”) and “Pravda” (meaning “truth”): “In Izvestia there’s no Pravda, and in Pravda there’s no Izvestia.” We seem to be heading that way ourselves, but without the convenience of names fitting the proverb.

    • Fred Freud

      I’ve often used that same basic thought to describe the America of today. Citizens of the old Soviet Union finally learned the “news” coverage in their official media was total b.s. . They mostly blocked it out of their heads and looked for other sources to learn what was really going on. We Americans have reached that point. Only the most thoroughly indoctrinated still take what the MSM report as accurate. The globalist/communist/Democrat MSM media and the government they represent are on the way out & are putting up quite a fight.

  • Frank

    Propaganda: Defined by several Dictionaries…
    information,
    especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or
    publicize a particular political cause or point of view.synonyms:information, promotion, advertising, publicity, spin; disinformation, counter-information;
    historicalagitprop;
    informalinfo, hype, plugging;
    puff piece;
    the big lie

    “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’…
    Dear Ken, are you REALLY an Editor-in-Chief? And, you do not know that “suggestibility” is a synonym for “PROPAGANDA”?! How telling, that even your propaganda on suggestibility is propaganda!

    • Fred Freud

      Of course he knows it but being a good propagandist he is dissembling. More propaganda- these people just won’t stop!

  • Frank

    “He said that while it is not propaganda, it is suggestibility”…
    WHAT?! Talk about leftist DOUBLE-TALK!!
    Hey Kurson, you patronizing idiot! WTF do you think “propaganda” is, if not “suggestibility”? Absolutely pathetic! But, I know the willingly ignorant left will buy into THAT “splanation”.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

    • Ty

      Glad you addressed this, I was thinking the same thing.

  • Dens

    Lets face it leftist media propagandists. Your days of controlling everything through selective, biased reporting, innuendo and outright lies are coming to an end. Either get with the program of telling it like it is, instead of how you want it to be, or get lost. You are no longer believed. The results of at least 40 years of your social engeneering and anti American political quackery are evident all around us and we do not like what we see. We now have other than leftist, globalist, communist, socialist, progressive, liberal or whatever you may call yourselves, ‘news’ sources for the critical information which we need to give us truthful and ‘verifiable’ information to use in making our own decisions about what is right and wrong and what is real and what is not real in this world.

    • gandresen

      👍Exactly!

    • Cesar Figueroa

      true, and this article seems to go in the right direction, but it misses the true point behind the fake news outlets, and the hatred towards Trump, Evil is out to conquer, Satan has only a short time,
      when you see several totally apposed groups( liberals, Rino’s, & Muslims and the Media) gang up together to attack GOD fearing Christians, and Israel, you know you hit the last nail in the coffin, the world is against the people of GOD, exactly as the Bible states, now when it comes to the Media falling over themselves to attack Trump, its not their unwillingness to understand WHY, they do this knowing it’s untrue, or just plain made up, its because they have to destroy any and all people who are being used by GOD, the same way all the Prophets of GOD were beaten and killed.
      you’ve got to love when the only truth was written between 3500 and 2000 years ago.
      HALLELUJAH!!!.

    • Ty

      Well said!

    • Ty

      Well said!

    • Ty

      Well said!

    • Ty

      Well said!

    • Ty

      Well said!

    • Ty

      Well said!

    • Ty

      Well said!

    • Ty

      Well said!

    • Skynet Express

      Perfect!

    • JoeV64

      Well said, now what about their results… how many lives, and COUNTIES, have been destroyed by this, don’t these media outlets owe a lot of money to some people and nations???

    • JoeV64

      Well said, now what about their results… how many lives, and COUNTRIES, have been destroyed by this, don’t these media outlets owe a lot of money to some people and nations???

    • AtomicFury

      Damn straight!!!