What is the point the Washington Post (WP), the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the Financial Times (FT) and the New York Times (NYT) have in common? Yes, these are the most read newspapers in the world but not only that. These are also four major publications that support the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton against his Republican rival Donald Trump. After reviewing both the articles on the Republican convention in Cleveland as those regarding the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, it goes without saying that their coverage of the two events wasn’t of exemplary objectivity. To illustrate this, let’s quote some titles of the very latest articles.
Clinton “accepts historic nomination,” the NYT writes while the WSJ quotes her extensively as she explains that “there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.” The FT goes further by explaining that “Clinton is at her oratorical best when attacking Donald Trump,” even providing her with advice to win in November. The climax of political commitment is certainly achieved by the WP which edited former basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who writes that this election is “a demand to choose definitively between hell and reason”, no less. Trump is hell and Clinton is reason. Without choosing between the former and the latter, one can see the clear choice of these great newspapers to the detriment of Donald Trump who will surely use it to denounce “the system.”