Readers React: Donald Trump’s rise and the power of conservative media
To the editor: I am confident that Doyle McManus “missed” in his prediction that Donald Trump would flame out not because he underestimated the anger of the populace, but because he completely misjudged its low information level. (“Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and other things I got wrong in 2015,” Opinion, Dec. 30)
I blame the conservative news media, which has relentlessly denigrated President Obama. Many conservatives have contented themselves with watching only those “news” sources that align with their prejudices.
Rebecca Hertsgaard, Palm Desert
To the editor: McManus almost got it right in his column admitting his failure to understand the rise of Trump.
Besides the anger Americans (not just voters) feel toward the “conventional” politician, we also feel much the same way about most of the news media, especially those working for the propaganda machines at Fox News, MSNBC, public radio and talk radio.
Chris Daly, Yucaipa
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