THEY JUST WON’T DO IT
Analysts continue to ponder what has gotten into the mainstream news media as they flail against the Trump administration and abandon basic journalism tenets in many cases. The cause may be simple. Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture at the Media Research Center, has a straightforward theory.
“The media has to be more honest — and they don’t want to be. And they don’t really want to be honest about how upset they are. What we’re undergoing is what I’ve been calling in my column each week a national tantrum. The leftist media doesn’t want to wake up, doesn’t want to calm down. They want to celebrate the most radical factions,” Mr. Gainor told Breitbart News radio host Alex Marlow on Monday.
Americans, incidentally, have an increasing appetite for allnews cable channels. These numbers are fresh from Nielsen Media Research: U.S. adults collectively watched 27.1 billion minutes of cable news last year, up 44 percent from 2015. On another level, that breaks down to 6.5 hours a week spent watching cable news in 2016 — up 90 minutes from 2015, and up 105 minutes from the 2012 presidential election cycle.