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John Chuckman

COMMENT ON THE ROLE OF THE PRESS IN THE 2016 AMERICAN ELECTION

 

Below is a list of articles from the main page of The Guardian newspaper site on just a single day, at about noon the day after the election.

Where’s the journalism? The extreme bias and complete lack of balance and even judgment are painfully obvious to anyone, and there has been a steady diet of this for months.

The summary effect resembles Chinese water torture done using sewerage for the drips.

Here you will find a complete explanation of why the mass of Americans just revolted against the establishment with their ballots.

Of course, The Guardian is a British paper, but we see reflected in the titles the Washington establishment’s total dominance of the information people receive even in Britain.

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“How do I tell my daughter that America elected a racist, sexist bully?”

Jessica Valenti

“The US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear”

Jonathan Freedland

“A rightwing supreme court could be Donald Trump’s most insidious legacy”

Scott Lemieux

“The Guardian view on President-Elect Donald Trump: a dark day for the world”

Editorial

“Globalisation is dead, and white supremacy has triumphed”

Paul Mason

“So much has been broken by this election, but we can’t collapse in on ourselves”

Suzanne Moore

“Former Ku Klux Klan leader and US alt-right hail election result”

“’I worry this will empower racist’s: US Muslims on Trump’s victory”

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