While media is serving to help Clinton, media is not losing this race - Trump is losing this race.
Those who thought being entertained by Trump’s BS antics and thought his shallow understanding of the issues and thought his reliance on “politically incorrect” one-liners and zingers to make his case against Hillary Clinton would prove persuasive to undecided voters in the general election prevailed in placing Trump front and center on the national stage.
Predictably, Trump is running the only campaign his character, temperament and lack of verbal skills will allow him to run - it is the same campaign he ran and got away with in front of what passes for this nation’s electorate against Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and others during the primary season.
However, now that same media, so willing to give Trump the huge advantage of massive amounts of favorable air-time while he was verbally beating up on and gratuitously berating/belittling other Republican candidates, are pointing out and questioning every outrageous, over-the-top comment that Trump makes - and there are many, now that he is competing against Hillary the Democrat. The campaign is not focused on the issues and the record, but on Trump - because of Trump.
How anyone who follows politics could be surprised by the media coverage and Trump’s ineptitude and path to a self-inflicted massive fail, is beyond my pay grade to comprehend. I mean, what the hell did Republican primary voters expect from Trump? Did they expect him to suddenly begin to express himself clearly and unambiguously, to stay on message and pound her on the issues and her record, to not constantly divert the attention of a negative news story about Clinton away from her and instead make the negative news cycle about himself?
Nearly any other candidate but Trump would be able to successfully make the case against the historically target rich, untrustworthy, incompetent Hillary Clinton.
Unfortunately, it appears the Republican primary voters selected the one candidate who is without the preparation and the discipline necessary to make an effective case against Clinton. To make matters worse, according to recent Trump public musings during campaign stops, he now appears willing to accept defeat - he has stated that if he loses he will simply go back to his “great life”.
Under what would be the Hillary Clinton regime/disaster, tens of millions of Americans should be so lucky.
Appropriate ID to vote is important to be sure. An even-handed media would be nice, even though we’ve never had such media. However, should Trump go on to get what appears to be a thorough butt kicking, the responsibility for “rigging” the outcome will not fall on a lack of voter ID or media coverage.
No, this election will have been “rigged” by the apparent limitless short-sighted ineptitude on the part of a Republican electorate who decided it was a good idea to nominate such an inept candidate as Donald Trump.