Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: October 13, 2016

Year of Publication: 2016

Publisher: Guardian News and Media Limited

Author(s): Sarah Smarsh

Newspaper: The Guardian

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Trump supporters are not the caricatures journalists depict – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong

As with many other parts of the 2016 US Presidential Election season, broad sweeping generalizations are being used in painting portions of the American public as “red” or “blue”. More so than in past campaigns these color-codes reflect more than political affiliations and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh urges journalists to more critically examine the narratives they are spinning around the question of who is supporting each candidate.

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