Mainstream Media Refused to Listen to the Problems of Middle America

The day after election day, newspapers across America announced they were “Shocked,” “Dumbfounded,” “Stunned,” and “Flabbergasted,” at Donald Trump’s victory in the election. In this modern age of science how could they not know? How could the polls blow it? Etc., etc., yadda, yadda, yadda.

Here’s the truth the press still ignores, the polls didn’t blow it—the press didn’t know that Donald Trump was about to become president because the truth was blocked by their own arrogance. They were happy to listen to people within the closed community of the mainstream media, but refused to listen to people outside that exclusive community.  Donald Trump listened to the problems of middle America, he spoke to those problems, the press ignored those problems.

We are talking about the people in middle America whose lives have become a struggle—it became difficult to put food their tables and protect their families’ health and well-being, and for the first time in America –that uniquely American dream that if they work hard their children will have a better life than theirs has become a mere memory.

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Middle America has been in great pain for a long time. The mainstream media not only ignored the pain, but they mocked middle America as ignorant, racist, and just plain too stupid to understand that the policies that were hurting us, were actually good for us. The press kept implying we weren’t smart enough to understand what was good for us…but the media and the government knew…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (, contributing reporter at and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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