REPORTERS WANT TO HEAR FROM REPUBLICAN WOMEN WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP
NPR editors are working on a story: It’s about women who voted for Trump and how they feel about it now.
This is the kind of story that news organizations put in the queue as they head for the midterm elections. It’s not evidence of bias in itself, but bias is often shown by the premise of stories that are pursued. In this case, the media manufactured a crisis about Stormy Daniels, and now the media wants to know if it’s working.
The NPR questionnaire, now posted online, asks Trump-voting-women participants to explain, in their own words, their views of the president and then has just one question: “Has President Trump’s alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels impacted your view of the president?”
Reporters want to know if those women are disenchanted with Trump and are regretting their votes. Will it help move them in November toward the Democrat candidates on midterm ballots?
All stories start with a premise in today’s post-New Journalism era. Reporters find the story they want to tell, and then find the people who will tell it.
Reporters could ask their friends or colleagues, but NPR reporters, and the entire Left, remain mystified that anyone would have voted for Trump in the first place, and they have no one in their spheres of influence who would have done such a thing. They have no one to ask and their friends in the liberal echo chamber are not of any help here.
Trump blew the minds of pollsters, pundits, and news purveyors, who expected Clinton to be carried on a throne to the White House by women voters.
To be sure, 54 percent of women overall who voted in the 2016 General Election went for Hillary Clinton, and 42 percent voted for Donald Trump. He is not wildly popular with the gals.
But it was black women who ended up voting for Hillary Clinton at higher rates than white women. 95 percent of voting black women with no college degree voted for Clinton, whereas 61 percent of white women with no college degree voted for Trump.
But those non-college listeners aren’t NPR’s target market. It’s the college-educated listener, the well-heeled donors that the taxpayer-funded broadcasting empire wants.
In that cohort, 51 percent of college-educated white women voted for Clinton, and 45 percent voted for Trump. Among college-educated black women, it was 92 percent for Clinton, and 6 percent for Trump.
Women in America who voted for Trump care about historic levels of prosperity, an unprecedented job market, national security, less intrusive government, judicial appointments, and tax cuts.
NPR appears to have just one concern for women who voted for Trump to focus on: Stormy Daniels.