Why Mainstream Journalism has Failed – Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien is a brilliant journalist. So good CNN felt they had to axe her for exposing politicians so much they were turning down appearances on the channel.

In this segment she returns as a guest lampooning the false equivalent back & forth coverage of Trump & Clinton. While Clinton has called out Trump for normalizing white supremacy, she has provided concrete evidence of rallies, Retweets and comments. On the other hand Trump has simply stated “Hillary is a bigot” and the media treat it as equivalent back and forth sparring without questioning the substance of both claims.

CNN often do this as to appear “neutral” politically. However, it is simply poor journalism not to question, expose and criticize politicians who make overtly false comments with no evidence to back up their claims.

 

 

 

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Conor Boyle

Law graduate Trinity College Dublin 2017; Editorial & Marketing at Intelligence Squared. All views expressed here are my own! If you'd like to write for The Conversation Room email: boylec4@tcd.ie

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