Media Bias in the Trump Presidency and the Extinction of the Conservative Millennial By David Keltz
Core values and ideologies of Conservatism have suffered irrefutable damage as a result of explicit and intentional bias that is prevalent in mainstream media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. According to the Washington Post, just seven percent of journalists identify as conservative or as Republicans. This disparity has had an adverse impact on conservative principles, figures, and ideologies. During President Trump’s tenure in the White House, the mainstream media published an increasingly large number of false or erroneous stories pertaining to the president and his supporters. Some of the most prominent news stories, included the media’s reporting of actor Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax, the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the vilification of the Covington Catholic students. These false narratives have helped erode the public’s faith in the media to fairly and accurately report the news.
Additionally, Millennials with college degrees, are far more likely to identify as left wing or liberal than to identify as conservative or Republican. According to the Pew Research Center, just fifty-seven percent of Millennials hold consistently liberal values, while just twelve percent hold consistently Conservative values. This book analyzes the political attitudes of Millennials and outline strategies, tactics, and messaging that conservatives can use to appeal to this cohort in future elections. If the Republican Party wishes to continue winning elections, then conservative thought leaders must counterpunch and pushback against clear biases that have become inculcated by the mainstream media.
Author Bio - David Keltz was a speechwriter for the Administrator at the U.S. General Services Administration from 2020–21. He previously served as a White House Intern for Vice President Mike Pence, in the Office of Speechwriting and Communications. He graduated Cum Laude from NYU, with a M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication, and he received his B.A. from Ithaca College, where he was a member of the varsity tennis team.