For two days, I’ve watched the coverage of Hillary’s medical episode, as well as, general campaign coverage. Equal coverage or time spent on each candidate is one thing; how that is done or the spin it takes, is another.
I am reminded of a story from the Cold War: In Russia, an American Ford had a race with a Russian car. The Ford won by a very large margin. So how did Russian media report it: The Ford finished next to last, while the Russian car took second place. You may be telling the truth, but manipulate in such a way as to change or adjust the perception.
Back to the coverage: As I watched, on virtually every report I saw, comments on Hillary’s health issues were immediately segued into a Trump challenge or negative, therefore blunting the reports on Hillary. Some spins were more subtle than others and few were blatantly obvious.
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Far and equal coverage and commentary? That would be nice.
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