Just how out of touch is the mainstream media from everyday Americans?
If a recent CNN video is any indication, the answer is “extremely.”
The left-leaning news network just tried to prove that Trump supporters were abandoning the president, but the setup backfired spectacularly when CNN didn’t get the results it wanted.
On Tuesday morning, the channel brought in six conservative members of the public to see what they thought about Trump’s response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests and unfortunate violence.
Host Alisyn Camerota seemed eager to have the Republican base join the narrative of attacking the president. Instead, she got a brutal reality check.
“How many of you were troubled by the president’s response to the violence in Charlottesville?” the CNN journalist asked the group.
Nobody on the panel raised their hand.
“None of you minded how President Trump responded?” Camerota prompted.
“No,” replied one of the panelists. The others indicated the same.
The media has tried relentlessly to paint Trump’s statement as divisive or un-presidential. As this panel showed, however, normal Americans of different races and backgrounds aren’t buying into the hysteria.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence that’s on many sides,” the president said on the day of the violence.
“We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection — and really I say this so strongly — true affection for each other,” Trump continued.
Even usually right-leaning Fox News acted as if that statement was somehow out of line. Numerous Fox contributors seemed to have a problem defending the president’s message of unity, and several were caught crying on camera in the wake of the controversial words.
This is the “media echo chamber” at work. News outlets including CNN and even Fox News might pretend they speak for the American people, but rarely leave a self-imposed bubble of elitism to actually gauge the public pulse.
Networks may continue to find themselves out of touch and slipping in ratings unless they get back in tune with the American people.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be happening.
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source: Conservative Tribune