For those of us who share a patriotic responsibility to elect a president who will make our country better, this election cycle only instills a deep sense of dismay. The news media floods us daily with a myriad of agenda driven mis-information, partial and hidden truths, lies and factual re-direction of the truths and views of candidates. This distorted news is presented by the once esteemed media who in the past shared our admiration that when presented for our view the information would be non-biased facts that would allow us to make informed decisions. The news media we once knew to be fair and balanced must also proportionately share the blame for an approaching election where two candidates running for President of the United States are separated by only a few points as to which is less liked. Corporate media must also accept the blame for trading the future safety of our way of life for profit by commercializing candidates for ratings and advertising profit.
In some ways the media has done their job too well, and unintended consequences have occurred that will extend far beyond this election cycle. The media has, to their dismay, fueled a heated discussion of money in politics and trustworthiness of corporate media. This election cycle has made us aware of the decisive acts and perhaps illegal actions the RNC and the DNC will go too to ensure their establishment candidate is nominated for president. They have shown us how disingenuous politicians can be exampled by how quickly their words of hate for Donald Trump turned to love. How the DNC rigged debates to benefit Secretary Clinton by limiting and setting debate times adjacent to major sports events to limit viewing. A multitude of examples can be given for both sides to show lengths gone to too keep establishment practices in effect for another cycle. More importantly, corporate media and the establishment have created a strong dissatisfaction with right and left politics that though perhaps quelled for this cycle will resurface in four years stronger than ever. Jointly, they have stirred a passion among the American people that will not dissolve with election of the next president.
I suppose in some small way we should thank corporate media, because if not for their greed maybe we would not have gotten such a vivid view into the hypocrisy of our democracy that has us trying to decide between two candidates we don't want running our government for the next four years. Perhaps also, this is a wake up call to the establishment that they have four year to work together to get our country back on track. Americans are waking up and watching.