OK, Madame Maybe President, I understand I am jumping the gun, the shark, Bullwinkling the Moose, oh, let's just say, "Getting ahead of myself." But, despite polls, unless Trump can get a hell of a lot more women, hispanics, blacks; or his minions can cage a one gigunda, billions of garbanzos worth, of non-Trump voters, It Will be AMAZING Man is going down.
I could be wrong. I was... once.
I suggest your first act, like Teddy Roosevelt did in his time for other businesses, should be to do whatever you can to facilitate breaking up the media. Do what you can to bring back the Fairness Doctrine. Make sure broadcast media; like they had to at one time, provides actual news rather than commentary and entertainment labeled as "news."
I know we have a lot of serious issues as a nation, but as the coverage and treatment by supposed "news" "professionals" you and Bernie received has proven, we're going nowhere as a society but sheering more and more rightward unless this changes. "Going to get nowhere" unless media is brought back to providing actual news, unless media personalities assigned to do debates, or quorums, are selected in less partisan ways. And selected not to be shills for whatever the corporatocracy wants, not be lemmings following whatever the right wing advocacy networks do.
When Obama took office his people did what was the right thing: tell the FOX Propaganda Network that they're not welcome among those at least marginally trying to do actual journalism. What a rude awakening when they found out those marginals line up behind the great news pretender.
Shoot forward eight years latter, shaming father's somewhat better reputation, Chris Wallace says he won't fact check the candidates. Want to bet the smirk filled anchor will break that vow, but only with Hillary? And the latest shot across the bow of anything representing non-pure partisanship-based hosting: Matt Lauer's constant interruption filled grilling of Hillary, while letting the Donald ramble on and on. Maybe his wife had something when she divorced him and, at first, claimed "cruel and inhumane treatment."
Has Matt become Trump's Monica? Or is it just in his abusive nature?
You know how this goes Hillary. Doing your best to do what you can to save your marriage is framed as "wrong." Want to bet if you had divorced Bill the media accepted frame would have been that that was wrong too? Telling Susan and Jim their books were bad was ignored. Just being there meant framing you for the Madison mess. And in the latest outrage, since you have far more experience that means you have to be held to a higher standard while the bar is lowered deep into an old outhouse's bowels for Trump.
"The more to smear you with, my dear."
Please, Maybe President Clinton the Second, if you win do whatever you can. Otherwise four years latter the bar will be raised even higher for you, if they don't simply impeach you as big corporate media cheers it all on. You can be sure they'll start working on impeachment even before inauguration. And, of course, the bar for the other side will go even lower.
The initial key to short circuiting this is breaking up the media and the return of actual news, journalist, standards.
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