What We Can Learn From the 2016 Election: What the Media and Public Don’t Tell Us
“The election was a disaster,” writes former White House counsel David Boies.
“The media, and the voters, are left to contemplate the consequences.”
Boies was a member of the White House Counsel’s Office during the 2016 election, when the election results were overturned on appeal by the Supreme Court and the president was impeached.
Boies’ analysis of the 2016 presidential election, “The 2016 Election,” is a sobering look at how the media and the public failed to keep the public informed during the election.
Boios, who wrote the book, is a professor at Columbia Law School and an expert on media ethics.
“A lot of people in this country are looking for answers about the 2016 elections,” Boies said.
“And the media has failed to provide that.”
Boios says the 2016 race was a “political disaster,” a political fiasco for the country.
He says the media’s coverage of the election was biased against the candidate who won, President Donald Trump.
“There was a huge amount of media coverage of what Trump said, but the media did not ask questions about why he was doing what he was saying,” Boios said.
Boias said that the media had a “complete failure” in reporting on the 2016 campaign.
“We had a candidate who was in a deeply unpopular position.
We had a president who was running in an election year that was in many ways more unpopular than at any point in the past century, yet he was still able to get his agenda through Congress and get his policies passed,” Boias explained.
“I mean, the media was totally biased in their coverage of that election.
And I think it was a massive failure.”
Boias was a vocal critic of the media during the campaign.
He wrote a book in 2016 called “Trump Is Right,” which argued that Trump was wrong on many issues and that he was a fraud who should be impeached for obstruction of justice.
“He’s the greatest fraud of our time, and he’s a fraudster.
And that’s what the media have been failing to report on,” Boites said.
In “The Trump Is Right: The Media and the Presidency of Donald J. Trump,” Bois argues that the press has a duty to investigate any and all issues, regardless of how controversial they may be.
Bois, a former Democratic White House counselor, also argued that the 2016 political campaign was an opportunity for the media to “correct the damage done to democracy by the president of the United States.”
He also said that many media outlets “are still reporting inaccuracies about the election,” and that the public “should not expect much more from the media” after this election.
“It’s time for the American people to ask the media questions and make them answer,” Boides said.
As part of the book’s publication, Boias has also been invited to appear on Fox News Channel’s “The Five.”
Bois said that he thinks Fox will “play a crucial role in correcting the damage caused by Donald Trump’s election.”
Boisa said that Fox News has “a great platform” to do so.
“They’ve been there for decades and years and years, and they’re going to be the ones to finally say, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” Boias noted.
The former White Senate counsel also pointed out that the White Senate has been the primary outlet for Trump’s impeachment during the last few years.
“When I was a lawyer, I was involved in impeachment trials of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush,” Boisa noted.
“This is the same kind of situation, but this time we’re going down a different path.”
Boiles book, “What We Can Learning From the Election: Who We Can Trust, and How to Get Rid of It,” will be released in paperback on August 23.