CNN’s Dylan Byers Admits: The Media Has ‘Not Told the Story of Conservative Americans’
CNN’s Dylan Byers refreshingly acknowledged early on Friday morning that the mainstream media has an implicit slant towards the left.
“On occasion, more than the media would probably like to admit, we have not told the story of conservative Americans — disenfranchised Americans — who believe that they are losing their country,” Byers said, in a segment first flagged by The Right Scoop. “The story we have largely been telling is a story that is more or less in step with the arc of history as defined by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.”
The CNN senior media reporter continued with a qualifier: “That doesn’t mean we favor them to win. It just means that that sort of vision of a progressive future — a global future — and that is not one that resonates with so many conservative American voters.”
Byers also asserted that due to the disconnect between the media and conservatives, “there is this chasm, and no one exploited it as well as Donald Trump did; and no one made it as violent and aggressive and sinister as Donald Trump did.” This, in his view, laid the groundwork for Greg Gianforte‘s assault on Ben Jacobs.
“That laid the foundation for the sorts of incidents that happened last night,” Byers said.
Earlier in the segment, the CNN correspondent highlighted the apparent “conversation that’s happening among people who follow the news industry — which is, how can we bridge the, sort of, gap between all of those conservatives who don’t trust the media, and get them to start knowing that — you know, we’re acting in good faith, with good intentions?”
Byers contended, “Maybe you can’t, because they’re not even listening… They’re just not paying attention… because they don’t trust us.”
The journalist soon added that “over the course of several decades, the conservatives have done a masterful job at capitalizing [on] the waning trust in media among conservatives, and using it to their advantage.”
You can watch the relevant portion of the Beyers segment above, via CNN.
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