NightSide – Is The Media Trying To Influence The Election?

BOSTON (CBS) – Donald Trump has made media bias a focal point of his campaign over the last couple of weeks. While he has complained about unfair treatment by media outlets throughout the campaign, his recent rhetoric has stepped up this line of attack. Claiming that the mainstream media is in bed with the Clinton machine, Trump has said the election is “rigged” and “a total fix.” A recent report on campaign donations found that 96% of the money given by members of the media has gone to Hillary Clinton, with very few individuals donating to Donald Trump. Does this mean there is an inherent conflict of interest for the media? Do you trust journalists to be objective in their coverage? Is Donald Trump right that the media is rigging the election for Hillary Clinton?

Originally broadcast October 18th, 2016.

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