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Saturday’s show: Bolsonaro poised to win in Brazil, the blame game and strong GDP

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The blame game after the packages and now the shooting in Pittsburgh…..3.5% GDP growth……..Bolsonaro looks like a winner in Brazil…..An 18.-inning baseball in the World Series…..Reagan and Grenada 1983………..and more stories…..…Click to listen:


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October 27, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Saturday’s video: Beirut Grenada and President Reagan this week in 1983

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October 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm

The media are a problem, too

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Over the last two years, I’ve been critical of President Trump when he is over the line with his tweets or words. The Democrats have a lot of explaining to do as well, from Representative Waters to Senator Booker.  In other words, both sides would do us all a big favor by lowering the volume.

The media are a big problem, too.  We’ve seen reports over the last two years of negative coverage of the Trump administration.  This is from Investors:

For its report, the Media Research Center did a lot of visual spadework.  It viewed some 1,007 evening news stories about the Trump White House on ABC, CBS and NBC from June 1 to Sept. 30. 

That’s the equivalent of about 32.7 hours of coverage, by TV standards an eternity of news time.

What they found was, as Trump himself might say, sad: “Over the summer, the broadcast networks have continued to pound Donald Trump and his team with the most hostile coverage of a president in TV news history – 92% negative, vs. just 8% positive.”

President Trump has a right to be angry.  His achievements are not covered.  His negatives are blown out of proportion.

A few days ago, Rasmussen Reports published a poll that should make everyone in the media think twice about his job:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of all Likely U.S. Voters think that when most reporters write about a congressional race, they are trying to help the Democratic candidate. 

Just 11% think they’re trying to help the Republican instead. 

Only 35% think most reporters are just trying to report the news in an unbiased manner.

That’s bad news for reporters trying to do a good job.

Yes, the media have to admit they’ve contributed to the bad feelings in our politics.

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October 27, 2018 at 6:41 am