It has been said on a number of occasions that the mainstream media has a liberal bias. Frankly, I am not so sure that that is true. The mainstream media I think reflects the mood and the values of the country as a whole. Reporters speak to people of all walks of life in all kinds of situations and I think they have a pretty good sense of the pulse of the country. If the media had such a liberal bias, they would not have been talking all week about what Trump did wrong at the debates and how best to fix it. I have been listening all week to the “liberal media” actually giving the Trump campaign very good advice about what went wrong and how to improve the performance at the next debate. I am sure that the advice will fall on deaf ears but it is good advice all the same. Why in the world, if the media is biased to the left, would they be trying to help the conservative candidate for President.
Perhaps it is all a trap. Challenge the Trump surrogates to admit that their campaign is on the right track so they will continue to disintegrate. Nice idea but playing that psychological game with such high stakes is a dangerous undertaking. I think it is more a question of self interest. If the race suddenly became lopsided, the press would have very little to cover so it is in their own best self interest to keep both candidates competitive. I do think it is that simple and there is very little bias that goes into it. The Trump campaign would do well to get out of their echo chambers and listen to a little of what the “liberal media” is trying to tell them.