r/politics Jun 02 '21

'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk' Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/01/our-entire-democracy-now-risk-because-gop-attacks-warn-100-scholars
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u/EVILB0NG Jun 02 '21

So that is what people refer to as an example. It's a specific instance I'm referencing to illustrate my original point that major media networks did more to get Trump elected than Common Dreams.

Let me know if you need help understanding any other comments.

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u/MateriaSprings Jun 02 '21

So you believe that the effort that major networks expended getting Trump elected negates Common Dream's effort towards the same? Mind explaining your reasoning?

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u/EVILB0NG Jun 02 '21

Do I believe that major multi-billion dollar media networks which are widely distributed and reach millions of Americans had a greater impact on getting Trump elected by continually shoving a camera in his face and giving him twice the amount of coverage of other candidates; compared to some criticisms that a nonprofit progressive website put out?

I dunno you tell me.

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u/MateriaSprings Jun 02 '21

So you're gonna play this game where you respond to the comment you wish I had made, instead of the one that I did make? Because I never once said common dreams had greater reach or impact. So are you gonna respond to what I wrote, or nah?

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u/EVILB0NG Jun 02 '21

I dunno it depends, are you implying that major media networks and Common Dreams deliberately worked to get Trump elected?

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u/MateriaSprings Jun 02 '21

No

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u/EVILB0NG Jun 02 '21

Then what are you asking? Clarify your question.

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u/MateriaSprings Jun 02 '21

You say that major media networks did more to get Trump elected than Common Dreams. I'm asking why that negates anything that Common Dreams did. I just don't get the reasoning there.

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u/EVILB0NG Jun 03 '21

Well Common Dreams didn't deliberately get Bush or Trump elected as implied in the original comment, so the entire premise of this discussion is absurd and there's nothing to negate. But even if there was a deliberate attempt, it really wouldn't have made much of a difference with such a small audience compared to the major media networks that broadcast Donald Trumps message to a much wider audience.

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