[dropcap]D[/dropcap]onald Trump warns journalists, calls them ‘most dishonest human beings’. Don’t be surprised if tomorrow he says, “Journalists are funded by ‘Islamic Jihadi forces’ and they should be slaughtered”. He is the only president rejected by the majority of the Americans and the world, who won elections by rigging and treachery, a known fraudster. His life is based on dishonesty and pretensions. US have never seen such large-scale abhorrence against their own elected president.
Irony is that, none of the politician is complete without media nor government has any worth without media involvement. They get angry when media reports truth and their failure or just refuse to follow them.
Today, many people criticise powerful communication mode and want to use media power for their unfairly means and for public relation purpose. The influence of the media has increased. It is the fact that today’s campaigns are more focused on the individual than on the party. In order to win primaries, individual candidates seek media limelight to gain attention from voters. Here simply media replaced political parties as the primary source behind candidate selection. The more you are in limelight, your probability enhances to get the ticket from the party; you know ‘jo dikhta hai, wahi bikhta hai.’
Media is playing a vital role in structuring government and its policies, by seeking political opinions from the voters. Not surprisingly, the voting behaviour of people who are actively interested in politics has probably not changed by the media. Committed Democrats and Republicans selectively learned about what they want from media sources. However, the media can swing people’s mind those who are neutral over polls. Since, these voters often decide elections results; the power of media in elections can be substantial here.
Many politicians have learned that they can succeed in getting elected, if they know how to use the media. Narendra Modi and Barack Obama are two such great examples. Some politicians empowered themselves to communicate very effectively with voters. Government officials and candidates carefully stage media events and PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES. Critics believe that too much attention is put on how politicians look and come across on camera, rather than doing their job effectively.
Trump was very unstable in his arguments and conduct, unlike Obama and Hillary Clinton. Media sources have often been accused of emphasizing scandal and high-interest issues at the expense of duller but more important political problems. The government’s priorities can be rearranged as a result, by setting the public agenda. Most Americans learn about SOCIAL ISSUES from print or electronic media. The fact that the media focuses on some issues and ignores others can help.
Definitely, media has a great deal of power in America’s politics today. There media abuse their power, by serving profit driven news like what they want and not necessarily what they need. Perhaps, the media serves as an important player in a modern “checks and balances” system. Reporters function as “WATCHDOGS” to make sure that presidents, peoples’ representatives and judiciary do not abuse their powers. In turn, media is checked by government regulations, skilled politicians and people’s good judgement.
Donald Trump has failed to take the media into his confidence and deliver his best; rather from day one, he became their enemy by his ‘unnecessary’ comments.
Describing journalists as the most dishonest human beings on earth, Trump said he has been “running a war” with the media and warned them of consequences for falsely reporting that less number of people attended his inauguration.
Anyway, what action he will take on media or what media can do, that time will decide. However, when Donald talks, he constantly repeats, as repeating can make words more profound. Listen to him. He’ll usually says the same thing thrice. His speech is also very much “stream of thought” like whatever is popping up into his mind comes out through the mouth. This is why; his campaign managers were directing him to use a teleprompter. Many are not happy with him; he dictates and always is in attacking mood, but smart media knows the art of taming down such leaders.
Trump is mentally imperfect and having simply ‘don’t care’ attitude, according to experts. These experts are scared because Trump’s this attitude may drag them into major war or destroy America’s economy. Trump’s campaign was cleverly focused to show Americans that Hillary mistrust and hate them.
Trump is not defending his own record because he has very little in the way of real accomplishments. He claims to be a successful businessman, but he has filed for bankruptcy four times. He claims to be a paragon of ethics and virtues, who will take on the crooked Washington establishment, but his own dealings, are full of things like the fraudulent Trump University, hiring illegal workers and then not paying them, and stiffing contractors for money he owed them.
Personally, I don’t hate Trump. Actually, I feel sorry for him. He’s probably a very lonely person who doesn’t understand why people hate him.
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