27 February 2016

The media is baffled by Donald but they created him

To succinctly recap yesterday's blog post ....

The media is largely baffled by Trump's popularity.
What if the media created him?

We are living in an amazing time of progress. So many examples to point to but I'll point to a fairly simple one from yesterday's bea report: wages were up 5.1% in 2014 and 4.6% in 2015.

And yet the media's focus every day is to find the worst in people and events and to sound the alarm (ebola! stock market volatility suggests recession!) at every real or imagined threat.

Everything good gets glossed over. Everything bad - even if it is just imagined - is dwelt on.

The media focuses all day on alarming the polity and then acts shocked when the polity, taking them seriously, decides that they need an alarming candidate.

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