November 15, 2016

Pennsylvania newspaper’s reaction to Trump’s win shows how clueless the media is

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

A friend in Pennsylvania sent me a picture of an editorial in his local newspaper: The headline is “Trump Wins.” And the entire editorial is, “We have no words” and then a bunch of blank space.

Now this wasn’t some student newspaper. The Observer-Reporter in western Pennsylvania has been publishing in one form or another since 1808.

Their editorial was stupid, but it was honest.

I actually prefer the Observer-Reporter to, say, the New York Times and CNN, who have no clue either, but cover it up by insulting everybody.

But don’t you think a newspaper — especially a local newspaper in small-town west Pennsylvania — should have a clue? If not about Donald Trump, at least about their own readers? Because Washington County went for Donald Trump huge — 61 per cent for Trump, 36 per cent for Clinton.

I’m a Canadian, but I’ve been to Washington County three or four times in the past few years. Which is probably four times more than Hillary Clinton visited.

I went there to study how a poor, rust belt part of American can make an economic comeback. See, western Pennsylvania used to be all about coal and steel. But that’s been tough going for 20 or 30 years. Partly because of cheap competition from the third world, and partly because of Democratic Party elites.

But along came fracking. Washington County is the centre of the fracking miracle.

Well, the Democrats hate fracking. That’s why Washington County went for Trump, nearly two to one.

Even this Canadian tourist can see that. 

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commented 2016-11-16 18:36:18 -0500
@yoshi and Jack….I watched most of Trump’s rally speaches through the coverage of non MSM media and I got to see the uncensored versions….Trump routinely called the MSM dishonest directly to their faces while pointing at them (to chants of TELL THE TRUTH TELL THE TRUTH) he challenged them to pan the cameras to show the size of the crowds which they refused to do(to chants of LUGENPRESS LUGENPRESS) and I heard him vow that when he won he would never grant them an interview until they were all fired and replaced………:-)
commented 2016-11-16 18:27:55 -0500
@jay Kelly… just don’t get it even after all that has happened… just don’t see how rancourously we hate PC nags and scolds like you…and how little we will be moved by your nagging and scolding……:-)
commented 2016-11-16 17:48:01 -0500
I truly do hope Trump cuts off all the media. I find it laughable how fiction regards the media. They paint them as hard working ground pounding zealots for the truth, not printing stories unless they have a viable source to corroborate the said story. Laugh out loud. If that were only true, then the media would be doing what it was meant to do. Instead it is littered with arrogant opinion writers who think the First Amendment was written especially for them.
commented 2016-11-16 11:09:22 -0500
CNN is reporting that Trump went out for dinner last night with his family and he didn’t tell the MSM. CNN and the rest of the MSM are in a panic.LOL. Trump has cut them off because of the hatchet job they continue to do on him . Like Harper did to the msm here. It was bad before the election it’s gonna get worse. They would let all of NYC know where he is and there would be rioting in the streets and THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT. They are trying to incite violence.
commented 2016-11-16 10:52:44 -0500
Jay Kelly speak for yourself, I along with plenty of others had a great night, especially watching an out of touch msm crying like babies. The black racist lesbian cbc flew in was really something. The hatred and crap she spewed along with the rest of the idiot media was hilarious. The elites are totally out of touch with real people and so are you.
commented 2016-11-16 07:23:30 -0500
Poor wretchedearth, his bubble wrap must have come loose.
commented 2016-11-16 06:22:28 -0500
This is all feigned ignorance on the part of the media. They’re dragging out stories about gobsmacked, sobbing social justice warriors, and Soros paid protesters to make it seem like the entire election had nothing to do with finances. Specifically their finances. The finances of the corporations that own the media. Why not try to make a race war, a gender war a class war and get the peasants at each other’s throat so everyone will leave Lord and Lady Corporate alone with with their counting machines? They know how to make money if government aids and abets them. What none of them can do is win an election with real competition or increase the readership of their propaganda arms. They’re sticking to their losing ways and they’ll continue to lose. The democratic party supporters will continue to think the election was all about their snowflake selves and turn on each other. They’ll abandon the party, and jump on the new fringe party that can’t win. At least that’s what my tea leaves are telling me and they’re most trustworthy
commented 2016-11-16 06:09:42 -0500
A biased Ezra Levant, whom wrote biased editorials for the Sun newspaper chain has hissy-fit over other biased editorial in newspaper. #Grand
commented 2016-11-16 04:37:06 -0500
Jay Kelly—- All your smart ass questions could be asked to that idiot, that is our PM. I highly doubt if he even knows what Country he represents.
commented 2016-11-16 04:26:43 -0500
It is good to see a Patriot stand up for Canada.
commented 2016-11-16 01:36:52 -0500
There goes Jay again. Speaking on behalf of 35 million people he doesn’t know or have stats on.
commented 2016-11-16 01:01:01 -0500
Jay you’re really “reaching” on that one, and at a brat acting out level to boot… “Knowing how Canadians were sickened…”? Aside from you and thousands of lefties in Ottawa and Canadian newsrooms, which “Canadians”?… Personally, I sipped some damn fine California red on election night and laughed and laughed as the night wore on…
commented 2016-11-16 00:42:10 -0500
Ezra Levant protests: “I’m a Canadian, but I’ve been to Washington County three or four times in the past few years.”

Why not think of Canada first?
commented 2016-11-16 00:34:07 -0500
Ezra Levant’s The Party is supposed to be some objective conservative news source.

Instead it comes across as a pro-US propaganda machine.

Knowing how Canadians were sickened by Donald Trump’s popular win in the United States, The Rebel went on to say that Donald Trump is the choice of the people, that Canadians and Mexicans are weird, and that Canadians in particular will have to change their opinions.

Maybe it is time that Ezra Levant apologize to us.
commented 2016-11-15 23:23:51 -0500
I really do not get the media these days, they are so obsessed with pushing their views on us they do not care if they go under doing it. It is kind of amusing seeing them whine when it hurts them though, like the Star whining about the CBC advantage, well gosh darn it you pushed for the guy who said he would boost the CBC , what the hell did you expect???
commented 2016-11-15 23:21:29 -0500
Well for a change they did not lie.
commented 2016-11-15 22:26:55 -0500
Maybe Hillary was too busy to tell them what to write. She was probably out getting naked and Spirit Cooking.
commented 2016-11-15 22:11:15 -0500
That’s because people calling themselves journalists are not there to report the news, they are using journalism and the platform, opportunity it affords them for their own personal expression, agenda, attention.
They don’t know how to report on an unbiased level because journalism has lost its meaning.
commented 2016-11-15 20:33:25 -0500
and weber has a hard on for all thinks turdo and his little girly thing ,what ever he has .
commented 2016-11-15 19:04:41 -0500
Who do you suppose would buy a blank sheet of paper labeled “news paper” ?
commented 2016-11-15 18:45:55 -0500
This illustrates how sublimely the elites are out of touch with us small-town rubes. Trudeau will find out in due course, but Canada will fare worse than the US has what with three more long years of quixotic pet projects, sell-outs and new debt.
commented 2016-11-15 18:45:14 -0500
That kind of arrogance in newspaper newsrooms doesn’t happen overnight…. It has been building over successive generations, starting during the Vietnam War era, aided and abetted by “trendy” professors at most journalism schools across North America… Not sticking to the facts but letting “opinion” pieces start masquerading as hard news inevitably leads to today’s sad scene where opinion is rewarded with front page placement while hard news is herded to page 58, if t all… Trump’s victory in many newsrooms has led to obvious consternation and wringing of hands, hence smartass editorials like none at all…. Trump’s victory is the same as the spoiled brat kicking and screaming on the floor of your neighbourhood supermarket, getting yanked to their feet by a tired, tired parent, and given a hard slap on the bum… Does wonders, nips the acting out in the bud, and teaches a lesson to those intelligent enough to learn…
commented 2016-11-15 18:34:02 -0500
KELLY WEBER as usual the total idiot.
You have no knowledge regarding the article so attack Ezra.
You are a fools fool, the lowest of the low – idiot.
commented 2016-11-15 18:00:03 -0500
A victory for fracking!

It is the same old recycled BS. I think it was Time Magazine, but when Bush won it was all the same rhetoric. “How can 50 million Americans be so stupid” was the headline I seem to remember.
commented 2016-11-15 17:33:08 -0500
Ezra really has a hard on for all things Trump.
commented 2016-11-15 17:24:22 -0500
They’re clueless because that’s the best way to be when you pimp an ideology that diametrically opposed to the majority. They blank out or edited, or redacted any comments on their opinion pieces which disagree or expose them as not reflective of majority opinion.

People have actually been telling them for decades they are sick of the lies and monopolization of narratives and being called names for having different perspectives than the consensus media and social engineers.

Trump listened – he won.