Big Wins for Trump Presents Big Problem for Mainstream Media

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INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.

Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).

Former President Donald Trump had a historic finish at the Iowa caucus garnering over 50% of the vote, the highest ever. This major victory has solidified what many already knew; Trump is by and large the presumptive Republican nominee for President. This has presented a problem for the mainstream media who have routinely ignored Trump, except when it comes to his upcoming criminal & civil trials. Case in point, MSNBC refused to air his speech after he won the Iowa caucus. “Trump presents a unique challenge to the media because he’s unlike any politician we’ve ever seen.” Says producer, attorney and entertainment executive Warren D. Robinson, “Trump routinely speaks untruths, attacks people personally and repeats the same old grievances time and time again; These are things that are not compatible with traditional news standards.”  Robinson believes a recent $700 million settlement paid by Fox News, for parroting Trump’s election lies, has made other media companies more cautious about what and how much of Trump they put on air. “In 2016 every crazy Trump statement and tweet was front page, top of the hour news.  It provided Trump with a massive amount of free air time which, much to the surprise of the media, didn’t hurt him but actually propelled him. They do not want to make that mistake again.” Robinson concludes however that if Trump becomes the nominee or even more unfathomable wins and becomes the President again the media is going to have to cover him. “You can’t show Joe Biden’s speeches on the campaign trail and then ignore Trump,” Says Robinson. “equal time rules and general fairness won’t allow that, likewise you can’t ignore a speech from the President of the United States no matter how much you dislike him. So with the way things are going the media has to come up with a better plan for how to handle Trump.”

 

 

According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’

 

“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.

 

“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”

Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.

 

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