2016-05-22 (1)

Is the #NeverTrump Movement Working with the Liberal Media? [VIDEO]

Which raises the other question: Is the #NeverTrump movement working to get Hillary elected?

Okay cooAccording to the media, the story of the #NeverTrump movement working hard is one that needs to be reported. But, as Brit Hume points outs, though a legitimate story, it hardly rates “front page” coverage.

The topics that Hume and Howard Kurtz discuss are all interesting, but Hume’s point about the significance of the plan to run a third candidate or take delegates away from Donald Trump is especially significant. If the mainstream media is hyping these stories then what is their motivation?

The most obvious and plausible explanation for their pushing anti-Trump stories is that the media wants a Democrat victory in November.

That means that the reason why the #NeverTrump movement is getting so much press is not because it has a viable plan but because it helps push the Democrat cause. It not only works because it takes voters away from Trump, but it gives the media something to report about rather than cover the real news of the last few days: Donald Trump is winning in just about every way.

I understand why many people wish there was another option, but facts are facts.

The media is doing all it can to downplay Trump’s success. For instance, the Washington Examiner recently reported,

It’s not the headline, and it takes 219 words to get there, but a new Washington Post poll on the presidential race reveals that Republican Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton among registered voters 46 percent to 44 percent.

Inside the Post’s story about the poll is this paragraph:

“At this point, the two candidates are in a statistical dead heat among registered voters, with Trump favored by 46 percent and Clinton favored by 44 percent. That represents an 11-point shift toward the presumptive Republican nominee since March. Among all adults, Clinton holds a six-point lead (48 percent to 42 percent), down from 18 points in March.”

So, for the first time in the poll, Donald Trump catches up with Hillary Clinton, and the Washington Post buries the event. The headline blares that both Trump and Clinton have “negatives.” That’s not news. Trump passing Clinton for the first time is news.

This is the media that is also giving what might be inordinate attention to the #NeverTrump movement. So who is the movement helping?

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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