Call it the price of bias. Or else, call it another case of the boy who cried wolf.
The American press has been so biased for so long that when it attacked Donald Trump the critique fell on deaf Republican ears. Republicans had heard it all before, so they had no reason to believe it now. Instinctively, they rose to defend Donald Trump, as they had when the object of media calumny had been named McCain or Romney.
Karol Markowicz opened her Daily Beast article with this:
His convention was called “one of the worst ever.” Chris Matthews deemed him “dangerous” and “scary,” Ellen DeGeneres said “If you’re a woman, you should be very, very scared.” His opponent ran an ad against him portraying him as uniquely dangerous for women. “I’ve never felt this way before, but it’s a scary time to be a woman,” said a woman in the ad.
He was frequently called a “bully,” “anti-immigrant,” “racist,” “stupid,” and “unfit” to be president.
I’m referring, obviously, to the terrifying Mitt Romney.
And that was just the beginning. You are not dealing with the fourth state. You are not even dealing with a press that pretends to be objective. You are dealing with the propaganda arm of the Democratic National Committee.
While Fox provides something of a counterbalance, most Americans still get their news from tainted leftist sources.
Compare it with the way the press treated candidate Barack Obama:
Lest you imagine all presidential candidates get this kind of media treatment, well, not quite. Barack Obama wasn’t stupid when he said there were 57 states. He wasn’t racist when he listened to Pastor Jeremiah Wright’s sermons for 20 years. He wasn’t insane when he said he would lower the oceans. He wasn’t unfit when he said he would end the Iraq war on the very day he took office. He continually got the benefit of the doubt that Republicans never get from the press.
As I have often had occasion to mention, the press painted John McCain and Mitt Romney as horrors, while giving Obama a pass on Jeremiah Wright. And yet, Jeremiah Wright's protege sold out to the mullahs in Teheran, even to the point of paying ransom for hostages. And lying about it.
Do you think that the leftist media will call out Obama on his lie. Not at all. They will ignore it just as they ignore his recent assertion that Israel is on board with the Iran nuclear deal. Within hours of hearing the assertion Israel declared that it was untrue. The press will ignore it, just as they ignore that Obama's sellout has left Iran with the ability to put together a nuclear weapon in less than two years. Link here.
If every Republican is always unfit for the presidency then Trump is no different and it shouldn’t be surprising that rank-and-file Republican voters are lining up behind him. They know there aren’t actually any Republicans of which the media approves. There’s a joke among Republicans that the only GOP candidate the media likes is one who has no chance of winning. John McCain was a media darling when he lost in the 2000 primary to George W. Bush but not when he was actually running against a Democrat in 2008.