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Report: Clinton Took Over 96 Percent of Journalist Contributions

Posted by on Oct. 22, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/10/21/report-clinton-took-over-96-percent-of-journalist-contributions/

The Center for Public Integrity analyzed the political contributions of journalists in the 2016 cycle, and discovered that more than 96 percent of those gifts went to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

"People identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump," the Center reported Monday. "Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton."

"About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee," the report explained. Only about 50 identifiable journalists have combined to give roughly $14,000 to Donald Trump.

The report excluded talk radio personalities, paid TV pundits, and the like, such as former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.


This skew in Clinton's favor might help explain the disproportionate negative coverage Trump has received in the mainstream media. Granted, the Republican nominee's comments about women were genuinely offensive, but so are many of the bombshells revealed by WikiLeaks from inside the Clinton campaign (especially offensive to Catholics).

Furthermore, the Project Veritas videos have already pushed key Democratic operatives out of the Clinton campaign. While major media outlets have largely ignored the story (Democrats confessing to long-term voter fraud and to orchestrating violence at Trump rallies), the videos are trending on YouTube.

Naturally, the WikiLeaks emails have revealed journalists working in tandem with the Clinton campaign, running stories past campaign officials, giving Clinton advice, rooting for her, and attending campaign dinner parties. This led Townhall's Derek Hunter to say that the campaign is "rigged" — not by voter fraud, but by selective media bias.

"If there's one thing this election cycle has exposed it's just how symbiotic the relationship between the Democratic Party and the media is," Hunter argued. "Newspapers might as well run Democratic press releases with reporters' bylines at this point."

by on Oct. 22, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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Peggysueplus2
by on Oct. 22, 2016 at 10:10 AM
My mom is a die hard republican. She gives every election. Not to trump though. Her quote "he has enough money".

Given that there are 39,000 full time journalists in the country, there are a small percentage giving. We also don't know what the distribution of gifts are. One journalist giving a lot of money and 400 giving $5 for a button. Vs all journalists giving $1000 is probably very different.

Also, given how many papers who don't endorse have come out against trump. It's hardly surprising. Given how the percentages play out in demographics of journalists vs Trump supporters, hardly surprising.

And given Trumps behavior towards journalists from the beginning: mocking, deriding, name calling.

Finally, having a personal opinion and doing your job is very different.
strictgram
by Member on Oct. 22, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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Tell me something I don't know.

Billiejeens
by Emerald Member on Oct. 22, 2016 at 4:43 PM
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The bigger problem is that we continue to treat them as journalists when they are simply democrat stenographers.

The party wants something written

They write it.
joyfree
by Kat on Oct. 22, 2016 at 4:47 PM
Pshaw.

Quoting Billiejeens: The bigger problem is that we continue to treat them as journalists when they are simply democrat stenographers.

The party wants something written

They write it.
Billiejeens
by Emerald Member on Oct. 22, 2016 at 4:48 PM
True

Quoting strictgram:

Tell me something I don't know.

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