The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.

How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell? News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most sophisticated polling data and analysis to cover the presidential campaign. The overwhelming assumption was that the race was Hillary Clinton’s for the taking, and the real question wasn’t how sweeping her November victory would be, but how far out to sea her wave would send political parvenu Trump. Today, it’s Trump who occupies the White House and Clinton who’s drifting out to sea—an outcome that arrived not just as an embarrassment for the press but as an indictment. In some profound way, the election made clear, the national media just doesn’t get the nation it purportedly covers.

What went so wrong?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Nate Silver?
    Give me a fucking break.

  • simus1

    A pack of dogs yelping to those throwing treats their way has zero interest in breaking away to investigate if rabbits are more or less plentiful this season. They might miss some real delicacies plus piss off their “go along, get along” bosses.

  • Chris

    what happened? ideological arrogance happened. When the last few generations emerged from journalism school fresh with Marxist/socialism indoctrination They couldn’t believe that their feverish utopian dreams weren’t shared by everyone so it was their job to force people to admit that they were right. Until reality slapped them upside the head. Then, it had to be someone elses fault that they so horribly misread the nations feelings

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Eagles had sound advice for the media. Everybody sing along.