Media undoubtedly has agenda
FROM: H. CLAY MCDOWELL RISING SUN
The Whig’s recent editorial reported the public’s well-deserved distrust of the media.
When I see the actual transcript of a candidate’s speech, public statement or event and then read the reported version, it often appears totally different. By editing out words or phrases, cherrypicking quotes or taking it out of context, even adding a word, or conflating it with some totally unrelated past statement, the news report attacks the candidate’s views and image. There is also the paper’s choice of what to report, the amount of space given each candidate, and the repetitive reporting on insignificant items while ignoring important issues.
This distrust is further promoted by the obvious goal of many mainstream newspapers, such as the New York Times and Washington Post, to defeat Trump and sabotage his campaign. The Post’s cadre of columnists are faithful lapdogs for Clinton and the Democratic Party, and unfortunately the Whig feeds their subscribers a strong weekly diet of nothing but negative and sometimes hateful attacks on Trump from these Post columnists. There has probably been no week since last November without several WaPo columns attacking Trump. My former respect for Michael Gerson has dropped to zero.
This is not a “Trump Effect,” but a continuation of already biased reporting and blatant goal of misleading readers. About your lead-in sentence “to properly select trained sources” — the Washington Post is a bad choice. If it weren’t for the Whig’s good reporting of local news and events, I would have left long ago.