This is an open letter to Chris Cuomo, Alisyn Camerota , Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Rachel Madows.
You people control what passes for the “news” these days. In reality it isn’t news at all. It is what, at one time, would have been called editorializing, if the truth be told. most of us knows that isn’t likely to happen. Unfortunately, a large part of the U.S. population has been “dumbed down” to the point that they don’t even recognize what you are doing. They think you are actually acting as responsible journalist and reporting the news.
Having been a former professional journalist, it’s easy for me to understand that what you are doing is editorializing every time you go on the air. Let’s just see what the definition for editorializing is: “to set forth one’s position or opinion on some subject in, or as if in, an editorial.” doesn’t that sound very familiar? It was noted by an independent agency that some 98% of what you report on Donald Trump is all negative.
Your negative “reporting” must be being done with the full support of your employer, perhaps even as a mandate from your employer. What you fail to realize is that all of your bitching, moaning and criticism will never change the outcome of the election and your negative tone just makes you look bad. Not Trump, you.
I think it’s entirely likely that Trump will be a two term president and he will be followed by Mike Pence, who will also be a two term president. What that means, in realistic terms is that, in all likelihood, you will spend a large portion of your career in negative, stupid editorializing, instead of positive journalistic reporting.
I titled this piece, “What Are You People thinking?” perhaps the question should be, “Are you people thinking at all?”