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Network political contributors have a long history, but are they more trouble than they're worth?

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By DAVID BAUDER

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most people have already made up their minds, so a complete waste of time and money.

have you ever seen anyone in political topics here change their mind?

”gee, never thought about that. ok, i change my mind.” :)

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All politicians spread election disinformation - campaign promises that will never be kept and FUD about the other lot.

quote: and be forced to account for every wild statement the former president makes.

Well, that's not the fault of the TV folk. If you are supporting someone, people have a right to expect you to justify what they say.

They may as well just hire an extreme loon from each side and have them regularly duke it out for 5 minutes whilst viewers make a cuppa or go to the lavvy.

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have you ever seen anyone in political topics here change their mind?

”gee, never thought about that. ok, i change my mind.” :)

Actually, a lot of people do change their minds “the undecided voter” true that most do make up their minds, but that’s why both sides get out an do their best to sway voters because there is a segment will waffle back and forth and they need to seriously persuade them to support one candidate over the other.

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A Trump supporter has to wonder if it’s worthwhile to continually ... be forced to account for every wild statement the former president makes, GOP consultant Alex Conant said.

Must be hard for anyone in any capacity, even in everyday life. Makes you wonder why they can't take the next blatantly obvious step and become apostates from the cult.

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Major traditional networks, ABC, NBC and CBS lean heavily toward democratic party. Within cable, CNN and MSNBC ditto. Fox only major outlet leaning republican.

Media industry campaign donations also heavily favor democratic party not surprisingly, usually upwards of 90%.

It's why so many now tune out major media above and tune-in other sources and influencers that are far more balanced and objective, rather than simply political arms of the Democratic Party, with the exception of Fox.

Many serious political contributors now prefer to build their own digital ecosystems, rather than participate in above corrupt media, controlled by hidden stakeholders with clear political agenda and bias.

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For example, many political contributors now using X platform, as alternative media. Because of the review system in place on X, false or misleading information is quickly identified, so consumers naturally feel far more confident in the content integrity and validity.

Big traditional and cable media often won't even cover topical issues, like the #1 voting issue right now, open borders, illegal immigration, and the crime it's creating.

Intentional big media omission of important subjects like above is suppression, and most political contributors don't like it because voters are their audience, and top issues matter the most to them. X has found a sweet spot, gap in market, for political contributors to thus thrive.

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The echo chamber likes to be fed. People gave up thinking for themselves long ago. We see that in the comments here.

Blind support for everything a politician does just displays this aspect in a person/follower/fanatic. Nobody should be followed without restrictions.

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It's why so many now tune out major media above and tune-in other sources and influencers

Even less quality control than the MSM.

Some of the links to grifters and ‘influencers’ I’ve read on here makes me think we deserve the giant astroid - Alex Jones, Matt Walsh, Louder with Crowder, Tucker Carlson etc.

I’m sure there

The echo chamber likes to be fed. People gave up thinking for themselves long ago. We see that in the comments here

Yes. It’s incredible. Babies who like to be spoon fed.

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*I hope this is the bottom of the barrel but my faith in humanity has been shaken.

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I've never been particularly offended with the political contributors on CNN. Usually they are there to give an inside perspective as someone that has run a campaign, worked with the people involved, or has generally been a scholar about particular issues like race relations. It's more offensive when they schedule too much political talk rather than covering actual news, but that is the network's fault.

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These are troubling times with the MAGA party having thrown out anyone who isn't part of the Crazy Times Carnival. Not sure how you have adult conversations with them.

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Even less quality control than the MSM.

I would disagree with that statement.

Some of the links to grifters and ‘influencers’ I’ve read on here makes me think we deserve the giant astroid - Alex Jones, Matt Walsh, Louder with Crowder, Tucker Carlson etc. 

I'm sure there

This is a good thing, there was a time when the airwaves were dominated by one voice, one ideology until FNC premiered, and that was a good thing because it brought a different viewpoint that the people wanted

Yes. It’s incredible. Babies who like to be spoon fed.

Depends on how you look at that, so many ways to dissect that comment.

I hope this is the bottom of the barrel but my faith in humanity has been shaken.

I feel you.

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I've never been particularly offended with the political contributors on CNN.

A few

Usually they are there to give an inside perspective as someone that has run a campaign, worked with the people involved, or has generally been a scholar about particular issues like race relations.

They have a few good pundits, the problem is, Zucker ran it into the ground once he started to go after Trump 24/7, prior to that the network was already struggling, but you can go back as far as 2008 when the left started to have a serious meltdown about the Iraq war and the leftist outrage when things started going South for them started on msnbc with Keith Olbermann, his nightly personal barrage of attacks on GWBush was really the launch of liberals using insults, anger, and bent-up frustrations to go after the right.

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Actually, a lot of people do change their minds Very true. I changed my mind due to Trump.

In 2016, when Trump first took office, I expected him to become "Presidential", just like every prior POTUS did. When he started asking for other politicians to kiss his ring and personally swear allegiance to him, not the office, that's when I got worried.

In the 2016 election, I didn't cast a vote for President, though I did vote for all other offices. I just couldn't vote for Hillary - I couldn't. At that point, I'd never voted FOR any Democrat. And I couldn't vote for someone believed to be a rapist, known to be a liar, and petty around all sorts of issues.

Sadly, my list of issues has become really short now. I won't vote for liars, which knocks out about 80% of the Republicans in national offices from consideration.

I'm still a fiscal conservative and moderate socially liberal on most subjects, but liars should never be allowed into any office.

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