As Daily Kos reports today, in what has come to be an every day story:
"Fact is, the New York Times is going a step beyond false balance, giving blanket coverage to relatively minor Clinton issues while virtually ignoring major Trump ones. And then public editor Liz Spayd has the nerve to trot out and argue that calls for the newspaper to report semi-fairly are illegitimate and overly ideological."
Yeah, what else is new? To tediously repeat my endless mantra, which I have been saying for a good two decades now: The Democrats could wipe the Republican party off the face of the earth without hardly trying. What they cannot do is beat the Republicans and the press working together. That is what has given us Ronald Reagan and the two Bushes, and which almost gave us McCain and Romney. And rather than show an ounce of shame for their behavior, the press is working harder than ever to both smear Hillary with a pack of lies, and ignore the ludicrous unsuitability of Donald Trump to lead this country.
I will only finally say again, that anyone who still thinks after all this time that this is about the press profiting from a "horse race," or that it is because our national news figures have the emotional development of a bunch of Junior High School Heathers, is ignoring the fact that this behavior never, ever benefits anyone but Republicans. They own the press, and they use it to push their subversive, anti-democratic agenda. And until people on the left give up their delusion that there is any other real explanation for this phenomenon, they are never going to be able to deal with it.
The "consolidation" of the press into the hands of a few gigantic corporations, which was made possible as one minor effect of the Reaganoid "deregulation" which has eaten away at the fabric of the United States, must be reversed. Large corporations must not be allowed to monopolize the mainstream media, or we are on a very short path to an oligarchic dictatorship. Anyone who can't see that now, is truly blind.