Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wall Street Journal: Equal coverage on equal issues

By: Shelby Dermer

With hundreds of news outlets out there to get information, it's nice to know there are reliable forms of media that gives honest and unbiased reporting on the world's most popular topics.

When examining the Wall Street Journal, one can conclude their reliability for the average user to get quality information.

If you are an avid reader of The New York Times, you've probably noticed a liberal agenda. If you're a fan of Fox News, you can conclude their conservative agenda. The Wall Street Journal, however, is a relaxing change of pace when it comes to coverage of the election.

Over the last week, WSJ has been covering the good, bad, and the ugly of both Republican nominee Donald J. Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Feeding off of Trump's visit to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, one of the journal's biggest pieces was about Mexico's Finance Minister Luis Videgaray resigning following Trump's visit, this being huge news considering Trump's plan is to have Mexico pay for the wall he plans to construct to solve America's immigration problem.

While the visit was referred to by author David Luhnow as "humiliating" in the article, Michael C. Bender and Kristina Peterson think otherwise, claiming the real estate mogul had a great week in his attempt to catch Clinton in the polls as he rolled out a plan to boost the military on Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Donald Trump rolled out a plan to end spending caps to boost the military.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump leads Clinton among veterans with
military experience by nearly 20 points. (Photo: 

These are good examples of the Wall Street Journal's constant unbiased platform. The same goes for Clinton as the Journal reported her pros and cons.

It seems the media can not get enough of Clinton's email scandal, with the Journal fitting that bill. Byron Tau scribed a popular article about how former Secretary of State Colin Powel also used "a personal computer to conduct government business."

Meanwhile, the positives also came out about the Clinton campaign as Colleen McCain Nelson's piece talked of her rolling out the big guns like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren in an attempt to "cover more ground" as the days of the calendar count down to election day in early November.

Former Dem. nominee Bernie Sanders is hitting the campaign trail hoping
to give Clinton momentum as the election looms closer. (

This is what you get from the Wall Street Journal on a daily basis -- unbiased reporting that gives the pros and cons to each Presidential hopeful.

I know who I am voting for when November 8th rolls around, and there is not much of a possibility that the Journal changes my mind.

However, if I were to recommend an outlet for the undecided voter that needs more information in order to select the next President, the Wall Street Journal would be on the top of my list because it gives good information on both candidates without a certain bias to a specific party.

It will be interesting to see if the Wall Street Journal continues to report this way with each passing day. But for right now, their true colors seem to be fair coverage.

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