The days-long vote-counting process and the manner in which television networks covered the election returns has renewed a longstanding debate over objectivity in covering voting, elections and politics at large.
On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Fireside Chat,” a regular radio broadcast that helped define his presidency. The Fireside Chat marked a turning point in presidential communication. Roosevelt’s experiment didn’t set an immediate precedent. Eventually, President Ronald Reagan picked up the practice again, delivering
“I’m not running against Crooked Hillary [Clinton], I’m running against the crooked media,” Trump said at a rally in Fairfield, Conn on August 13th. “That’s what I’m running against. I’m not running against Crooked Hillary.” From the beginning of this election cycle, Trump surrogates and