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Fri Sep 16, 2016, 01:09 PM

 

Political journalists, Donald Trump has been sent here to destroy you and he's succeeding

Political journalists, Donald Trump has been sent here to destroy you and he's succeeding
By Michael A. Lindenberger [email protected] Editorial Writer
Published: 14 September 2016 06:45 AM

Gary Hart gets caught with a mistress. He's hounded straight out of the race. Joe Biden lifts some lines from a British pol in a speech; he's done. George McGovern picks a running mate with a history of depression and shock treatment? So long Thomas Eagleton and hello Sargent Shriver.

That's how the media plays. You step out of line, and you get hammered. You either step back within the acceptable boundaries, if you can, or you keep getting hammered until you're done.

But what happens when a candidate never steps back in line? And he doesn't quit? And no matter how bad you bash him, he keeps giving you more reason?

The press, ever eager for a spot in the middle, stretches the boundaries all the way up to where Trump is. Trump creates a new normal. And so he suddenly finds himself back in the sweet spot. Way back on the other side of the field? That's Clinton, and every time she takes even the slightest stumble, she's going to get hammered now, too.

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20160914-political-journalists-donald-trump-has-been-sent-here-to-destroy-you--and-he-s-succeeding.ece

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 01:57 PM

1. The media is playing right along with its own institutional disruption.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 03:12 PM

2. It did the same right before Hitler was elected

 

in Germany no doubt.

You would think the dumb bastards would have learned something after that huh?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 03:30 PM

3. If they don't wake up after today they're lost, he straight up used them for free advertisement for

... his hotel.

Straight up used them

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