Do you think, as our web site commenters have suggested, that most of the mainstream media are hoping Trump will fail?

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Do you think, as our web site commenters have suggested, that most of the mainstream media are hoping Trump will fail?

FILE PHOTO: Then-republican candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump, right, share a moment before the second debate segment begins in the Air Force One gallery of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Sept. 16, 2015. Trump went on to win the election in 2016, and named Carson the secretary of housing and urban development. KATHARINE LOTZE/Signal.

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  • lois eisenberg

    They don’t have to to think the hateful, corrupt, bigoted, liar, sex offender etc.etc.etc. has failed
    in character and governing ~~~

  • lois eisenberg

    Trump is also an ADULTERER, and the picture above is a poor excuse
    showing how America is being governed ~~~~
    The evil man on the right has been called a liar, groper,moron, draft dodger, lunatic, war monger,
    lacking in ethics and morals.
    The media has every right to exploit this monster ~~~

  • lois eisenberg

    “Trump managed to sneak one more world embarrassment in before the buzzer”:
    “Hey,U.N. what have you done for us lately” ???

  • lois eisenberg

    “Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Portrait of a Man in Cognitive Decline”
    Yeah for the media for stating the facts and for bringing out the appalling behavior
    of this DESPOT ~~~~

  • lois eisenberg

    One of my New Year’s resolution is to help keeping the resistance going
    against this hateful demon in the White House and all of the demon’s ilk !!!!!

  • lois eisenberg

    “Weather Channel Claps Back At Trump, Explains The Difference Between Weather And Climate”
    “Round of applause for The Weather Channel, y’all.”

  • Ron Bischof

    Here’s an example of how absurdly obsessed a Mainstream Media outlet is with President Trump:

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/12/30/trump-golf-truck-blocking-view-from-sheriff-department-vo-berman-ac360.cnn

    It’s akin to the Keystone Kops missing the bank robbery so they can focus on a parking meter violation.

  • Ron Bischof

    More examples detailed:

    A Year in Trump-Russia Hysteria
    What the country can learn from ‘Z’ and ‘Seven Days in May.’
    Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.Dec. 29, 2017 5:23 p.m. ET

    Not all writers on the left succumbed to Trump-Russia panic in 2017. January saw Masha Gessen in the New York Review of Books dissecting the “muddled thinking” behind the U.S. intelligence community’s published analysis of Russia’s role in the election.

    Glenn Greenwald, hand-holder of Edward Snowden, has spent the year cataloging at TheIntercept.com the “extraordinarily numerous, consequential, and reckless stories that have been published—and then corrected, rescinded, and retracted” by the mainstream media.

    Distinguished Rutgers historian Jackson Lears, in a year-end essay in the London Review of Books, laments his Democratic Party’s intoxication with Trump-Russia conspiracies. The episode, he writes, is “like no other formation of mass opinion in my adult life, though it recalls a few dim childhood memories of anticommunist hysteria during the early 1950s.”

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-year-in-trump-russia-hysteria-1514586201

  • Violet Culture

    Dear Signal,

    I wonder what your intentions are, posting such a question, without giving any reasons why.
    I have to tell you, I am appalled.

    The question is not only odd. It is also harmful for journalistic ethics in general, it is harmful, as far as I am concerned, for your reputation as a newspaper, and it is harmful for the culture of how humans in this country communicate.
    Whatever you are trying to intend with this question, it makes me wonder if it is a desperate attempt to find out on what side your readers are. Pro Trump, or contra? Why could that be important to you, I wonder? Do you want to please certain groups? Are you intimidated by whichever group you feel shouts out loudest? If so, I wonder, what is your intention as a local newspaper? Is it to offer information to the local community or do you have a hidden political agenda?

    Let me tell you something: With questions like this, you will not get answers, not of any value anyway. You will simply stir up emotions and you will stir up hate on both sides of the great divide. You will not get answers from cool headed everyday people. You will get answers from people who use places like this routinely to make politics.

    The Santa Clarita Valley like any other area, is a community where you will, naturally, find people of both political sides. I ask you, dear Signal staff, what is your stand as a newspaper in a situation like this? Are you trying to find out where the majority sits to make sure you keep your readers? Or are you trying to deliver news to each and everyone of us, no matter where our allegiance lies? What is your set of ethics as a newspaper, how you operate and how you write article? Do you have your own identity as a newspaper?

    As you can infer from the comments to this question so far, the rattlers and shouters are already reacting.
    There are many ways to deal with the political divide. The worst is, for sure, kindling more confrontation and hate.

    • Ron Bischof

      “There are many ways to deal with the political divide.”

      You infer this is problematic. Can you illustrate why this is the case, “Violet Culture”?