The Media and Trump

January 22, 2024

About 30 minutes into counting the first votes of the Iowa caucus, the Associated Press, CNN, NBC, and various other news networks called it for Donald Trump. The more media outlets lean into partisan anti-Trump coverage, the more gleefully he campaigns against the media as a biased institution. It’s a pattern that first took shape nine years ago when Trump launched his campaign with a series of inflammatory statements. The media used any opportunity to present Trump in a negative light. “I think the political press is among the most dishonest people that I have ever met,” Trump would say, to be met with uproarious applause.

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