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Cliff is the author or co-author of several books, including his latest, The Death of Talk Radio?, as well as Why You Can’t Trust the News, The Playboy Foundation, Profiles of Deception, The News Manipulators and Global Taxes for World Government. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Chronicles, Human Events, Insight and other publications.
As President of America’s Survival, Inc. (www.usasurvival.org), a separate group he founded, Cliff is an advocate on behalf of the families of victims of terrorism and has published reports and held conferences critical of the United Nations.
by Cliff Kincaid on November 9, 2016
The biggest losers on election night were in the liberal media, an adjunct of the national Democratic Party. But the far-left “progressives” who had backed Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and then rationalized voting for Hillary Clinton lost big. Many conservatives in the media also look like fools.
The left-wingers who were humiliated include:
Interestingly, the author of this CPUSA article was Larry Rubin, who declared, “In the mid-1990s I was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, a speechwriter for the Department of Education. I saw up close how brilliant and knowledgeable Hillary Clinton is.”
On the Republican or conservative side of the media, the big losers include:
In a Wall Street Journal column back in February, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard had predicted that Trump would divide the Republican Party, leading it to defeat. His column ran under the headlines, “Republicans Are Campaigning to Lose. The candidate brawls and party disunity are setting up Clinton or Sanders for a win in November.”
Now, in The Weekly Standard, Barnes has written a column declaring that Trump’s victory “was part of a broad Republican triumph.” He says, “Republicans kept control of the Senate, a feat that once had seemed impossible since they had 24 seats at stake and Democrats only ten. Trump didn’t split the party. He strengthened it.”
All of the editors and contributors at RedState.com—except one—also have egg on their faces. Erick Erickson, former editor in chief of RedState; Caleb Howe, Managing Editor; and Jay Caruso, Assistant Managing Editor, had all predicted a Clinton win with 48 percent, compared to 42 percent for Trump.
In order to make a dent in media bias, those of us in the media watchdog business will be watching to see if Trump follows through on breaking up the big liberal media monopolies. Another policy he should pursue is thwarting foreign ownership and control of the U.S. media.