Why does anyone care how dying mainstream media paint the GOP convention?

From Newsbusters:

Here’s a safe prediction about this week’s Republican National Convention: TV reporters will paint the GOP as too conservative, hostile to women, anathema to blacks, and an all-around turn-off to voters.

And that’s not just because the ever-controversial Donald Trump is set to be nominated as the party’s presidential candidate. Going back to the 1988 convention, the MRC has documented how reporters act like Democratic surrogates, lecturing Republican officials and delegates about how they are too far to the right and intolerant. More.

Reality check: When I came back to Ottawa by train Sunday evening, virtually everyone around me under 60 was on a handheld device reviewing their personal stream of news.

It was so different in 1970, when grave news anchors and their pet concern trolls mattered because one could not get much news apart from them.

Today, people can choose to believe Bimbette Fluffarelli of Airhead TV or Red Dawn! Or reality-based thinking, or anyone they want.

Take comfort. Today, much more than formerly, results will depend on what people themselves believe. Americans will be the authors of their own fate much more than before, because a choice for evidence-based thinking is easier.

See also: CNN CEO admits network too liberal. Thanks for playing, Zucker. The rest of us want to live and that means responding to the real world around us, not your progressive fantasy.

  • I think that notion may actually be dawning on them.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Dawn of the Dead. They’ve been zombies for a while now, but just haven’t realized it. Not noticed the smell?

  • Clink9

    This must have been how it felt to be a buggy whip salesman at the end.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The bad part of this is that this current election will be decided by the lowest information voters out there that do not yet even have an opinion of either of the candidates.
    The MSM is still a formidable agent of disinformation, even if it has been weakened in its influence.

    • Alain

      Tell me about it. How do you think we ended up with the embarrassment we have as PM.

  • John

    The only print media still worth buying are those really cheap tabloids that feature *alien* babies and such on the front page.

    They’re fun!

    However, I must admit I might still buy copies of the New York Times if ever a toilet-paper cartel hiked the price of a roll up to ten bucks.

    It just has that texture, you know.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Zuke should just go buy some place like Slovenia, declare himself Emperor, set up all the current residents someplace else, importing only people just like him. Then leave the rest of us alone. The Land of Zutopia.

    • El Martyachi

      .. Iceland. Geographically perfect, affordable and mostly Zutopia already.