The 2016 Presidential race brought the main stream news media’s complete lack of journalistic integrity into full display. It is truly sad when these news outlets blatantly and obviously try to manipulate and force the out come of the election instead of doing their job and reporting the actual events, including the polls, as the events occurred. The result of their failed attempts was simply to demonstrate their arrogance.
Yes the news media does exert tremendous influence on public opinion, but not nearly enough (as they obviously hoped) to put a proven corrupt Hillary Clinton into the President’s office. Have they learned their lesson? That is very doubtful. Having been a professional journalist myself, I understand full well the responsibility that is incumbent on these people. What they did was inexcusable. It amounted to a full endorsement of a completely corrupt criminal, Hillary Clinton.
We have the satisfaction of laughing at their failure.