thanks to Rider Bobo for this
Voters who live in the heartland and outside the New York-D.C. media
bubbles do not care about the legacy media’s obsession with Russia.
Iowa radio news director emailed CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, out
of all people, on Thursday to tell him that conservatives in his state
are “very angry” at the legacy press because they think the media are
using Russia stories to “oust” and delegitimize President Donald Trump.
think the Trump/Russia deal is a coup attempt by the media, and don’t
think there is anything to the Russia/ Trump, Jr. emails,” Robert
Leonard, the news director, emailed. “They don’t understand why the
media is trying to oust our duly elected president. They think there is a
double standard — why isn’t anyone investigating the Clinton
campaign/Russia connections? They are standing firm behind Trump.”
to a recent Harvard-Harris poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe
that “there exists a campaign to delegitimize” Trump.
who have gone to working-class areas in states like Pennsylvania
(“Trump’s Supporters Aren’t Abandoning Him in This Pennsylvania Town”),
Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky and even Tennessee (“In Trump
Country, Russia Scandal Doesn’t Resonate”) have all reported similar
CNN, though, keeps focusing on Russia even though one
of its anchors, Alisyn Camerota, said on Friday that she was actually
experiencing Russia “fatigue.”
A Media Research Center study
found, for instance, that Camerota’s CNN morning show New Day spent a
whopping 93% of its airtime on Wednesday on Trump-Russia stories.