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    Who Divides The Country More? Media Or Trump?

    And the prize goes to the media!

    A majority of Americans in a new poll says President Trump has done more to divide the U.S. than unite it, but an even larger percentage blames the media for the country’s divisions

    The Politico/Morning Consult poll released Thursday found that 56 percent of voters say Trump has done more to divide the U.S., while just 30 percent say he’s done more to unite it.

    Almost two-thirds, 64 percent, of respondents, meanwhile, said the media has done more to divide the country, compared to 17 percent who said the media has done more to unite it.

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    90% of US media is owned by 5 corporations.

    Media omissions, distortion, inaccuracy and bias in the US is something acknowledged by many outside the USA, and is slowly realized more and more inside the US. However, those problems have made it very difficult for the average American citizen to obtain an open, objective view of many of the issues that involve the United States (and since the United States is so influential culturally, economically, politically and militarily around the world, they are naturally involved in many issues).

    Those with power and influence know that media control or influence is crucial. A free press is crucial for a functioning democracy, but if not truly free, paves the way for manipulation and concentration of views, thus undermining democracy itself.
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    Because I am not in the US I am in a good position to advise you where to find reliable media. MSNBC, NYTimes, Wash Post all seem pretty fair. Rachel Maddow is magnificent and without doubt your best asset for news and the savior of your democracy. Fox is a right wing propaganda machine and should be avoided. Trust me, I am your neutral and loyal friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firstfloor View Post
    Rachel Maddow is magnificent and without doubt your best asset for news and the savior of your democracy.
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    No problem tRump!
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    Clearly the media. There is no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    Clearly the media. There is no doubt.
    The media are not all the same. What you seem to be saying is that you cannot recognize the truth when it is told to you or you prefer to listen to media lies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    Clearly the media. There is no doubt.
    True, Faux News, Sinclair broadcasting, Rush Limbaugh, Breitbart etc spread lies and misinformation in order to fool the gullible and divide the nation far more than a single foolish man in the presidency ever could. He simply repeats the crazy he gets from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    Clearly the media. There is no doubt.
    Not the media, the president. Trump is one of the most divisive presidents ever. Looking objectively at his campaign rhetoric and conduct in office there can be no other conclusion. From the beginning of his term, Trump has pitched both his rhetoric and his policies to his base, not to the country as a whole. And this has resulted in division.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    Not the media, the president. Trump is one of the most divisive presidents ever. Looking objectively at his campaign rhetoric and conduct in office there can be no other conclusion. From the beginning of his term, Trump has pitched both his rhetoric and his policies to his base, not to the country as a whole. And this has resulted in division.
    Everything you know about Trump is from the media, Tassman. Think about that.

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