In light of this week’s past election I wanted to touch on how the media played a part in the disillusionment of the American people over the past six months. While we all thought that there was not a chance in Hell that Donald Trump would become president, Tuesday night proved us all wrong. But how could this happen?? Since Clinton and Trump were the official parties’ nominees, the media has made it clear that Hillary was the sure fire winner. Every week my newsfeeds flooded with celebrity endorsements, personal posts from famous athletes and major corporations, and tweets and memes openly supporting Hillary Clinton. The night of the election there was not a single doubt in my mind that we would be electing our first madam president. But what the media didn’t cover was everyone else. Middle America, the South, the hicks of Nebraska. While the liberal, metropolitan coasts, hot with wealth and celebrity made it seem like Hillary had it in the bag, the media-and subsequently the consumers of it-failed to recognize the rest of America. The rest of America that clearly were not on the same page. So now we uncover the vast silent majority we failed to see before. With a heavy heart I have now been exposed to the people I don’t see on my media feeds. I think this was the very devastating wake up call that made me realize how influential-and how skewed- the media can be.