Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Does Donald trump Give a Big Rat's Fanny About the News Media's Revolt Against Him?

It seems America’s broadcast and cable news organizations have had enough of being mistreated by Trump and so they’re banding together to take a stand. Clearly, Donald Trump is going to take this very seriously. 
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Can you expect to back track on the nasties he has said about CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS or in one breath, tell them to go f themselves.

According to the Washington Post, all of these news outlets have dispatched representatives to come together for a common cause and against a common enemy: Donald Trump. They reportedly want Trump to immediately stop antagonizing correspondents sent to cover his campaign. That means no more “time-out pen” and no more threats to revoke the credentials of reporters who don’t obey Trump and his Mafia henchmen-like campaign aides. Some of this stems from the back-breaking straw that was the Trump campaign’s intimidation of CNN correspondent Noah Gray, who tried to get near a Black Lives Matter protest at a recent Trump rally only to be told by somebody associated with the campaign, “get back in the pen” or risk being “fucking blacklisted.”

Trump went into last Friday’s rally already down several news outlets, organizations he’d banned from the outset. They included Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post and Univision. You’ll remember the lattermost of these is home to Jorge Ramos, who went head to head with Trump a few months ago only to be removed from a Trump event, with Trump telling the multiple Emmy-winning journalist, “Go back to Univision.” (This was immediately followed by a Trump aide menacingly telling Ramos out in the hall, “Get out of my country.”) In other words, Donald Trump’s relationship with the press hasn’t simply been contentious, it’s been downright threatening on the part of the presidential candidate.

With that in mind, these poor news outlets are now, basically, pleading with Trump to treat them with respect. They’re not going to do anything if Trump does what he’s absolutely going to do — laugh in their faces — so they have nothing to bargain with. If all these organizations had balls they’d simply back out of covering Trump and tell him he’s on his own, which is a serious threat because Trump, like all worthless reality TV stars, positively relies on attention. True, in the normal run of things it would be imperative for journalists to cover Trump because he’s running for president — and his Nuremberg-esque rallies tend to devolve into ultra-nationalist violence — but Trump has already proven that his campaign doesn’t represent the normal run of things.

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