The media’s coverage of Trump: assorted slurs, false accusations, and incendiary analogies

By Dave Andrusko

donaldtrump732reI love how, if you read enough, everything seems to connect in the Big Picture. Let me offer today’s example.

Everyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear knows that the Establishment Media has done everything in its collective powers to elect Hillary Clinton, far less than by touting her imaginary credentials, than by eviscerating Donald Trump.

So, nobody but nobody is surprised when Trump is routinely linked to the KKK, the Russian government, the Mob, and yet to come (but no doubt coming) Area 51.

Even less surprising is (according to Newsbusters) the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have gone into attack mode against James Comey, turning what should be a scandal about Clinton into a smear against the FBI director.”

Is the suspicion that there is rampant media bias confined to pro-lifers and conservatives? Hardly.

Referring to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll on the Clinton-Trump race, USA Today’s Susan Page and Karina Shedrofsky report, “By nearly 10-1, all those surveyed say the news media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see Clinton rather than Trump elected.”

This concession comes way, way, way into a story that talks about a “divided nation.” Maybe, just maybe, part of that division is fueled by the knowledge that the major media are manipulating their coverage to aid the most pro-abortion candidate ever nominated.

So what is this connected to, as I alluded to in the first paragraph? Glad you asked.

To quote Ellie Hunt, writing in the Guardian [www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/22/nonsense-paper-written-by-ios-autocomplete-accepted-for-conference]

A nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete has been accepted for a scientific conference

Let me explain.

Prof. Christoph Bartneck teaches at the Human-Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand at the University of Canterbury. He received an invitation from the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics to submit a paper.

“Since I have practically no knowledge of nuclear physics I resorted to the iOS auto-complete function to help me writing the paper,” Bartneck wrote in a blog post titled ‘ iOS Just Got A Paper On Nuclear Physics Accepted At A Scientific Conference.’

“I started a sentence with ‘atomic’ or ‘nuclear’ and then randomly hit the auto-complete suggestions.

“The text really does not make any sense.”

Here’s a sample:

“The atoms of a better universe will have the right for the same as you are the way we shall have to be a great place for a great time to enjoy the day you are a wonderful person to your great time to take the fun and take a great time and enjoy the great day you will be a wonderful time for your parents and kids.”

(The paper concludes, “Power is not a great place for a good time.”)

According to Hunt

The nonsensical paper was accepted only three hours later, in an email asking Bartneck to confirm his slot for the “oral presentation” at the international conference.

“I know that iOS is a pretty good software, but reaching tenure has never been this close,” Bartneck commented in the blog post.

I would maintain that when it comes to most stories written about Trump, you wouldn’t know whether a reporter actually composed them or they plugged in Trump’s name and dialed up iOS auto-complete loaded with preloaded with assorted slurs, false accusations, and incendiary analogies.

The results would be indistinguishable–and equally stupid.