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While President Trump has tried to demonize C-N-N, the New York Times, Politico and some other media outlets, at least one political pundit with the cable news channel says its time for Americans in the middle to stand up and be counted. 
 
Michael Smerconish (smerr-CON-ish) often provides commentary for C-N-N, and told farmers meeting in Springfield this week that most of America doesn't swing far left or far right politically;
 
 
Smerconish told a meeting of the Illinois Farm Bureau in Springfield that middle America - both physically and politically, need to get active;
 
 
Governor Rauner and many members of the General Assembly also stopped by the meeting that attracted more than 400 Illinois farmers and other Farm Bureau members to the capital city.

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