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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Harsher treatment than any candidate in memory

A Vox Trump-hater writes:
Trump, for one, has noticed the negativity of his coverage. It’s become a favored explanation for his sagging poll numbers:
If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2016
As with much Trump says, there’s a kernel of a point here. ... He really is getting different, harsher treatment than any candidate in memory. ...

More than Trump’s campaign is conservative, it is anti-cosmopolitan. Trump’s comments on Mexicans, on Muslims, his reaction to the Khans and to Megyn Kelly, his jingoism and instinctual mistrust of immigrants — all of this amounts to an anti-cosmopolitan ideology that really does run him smack into a deep-seated bias in America’s urban newsrooms. ...

Finally, but not unimportantly, the press is afraid of Donald Trump in a way unique to any candidate I’ve covered. Members of the media think Trump is a threat to the free press as an institution.
What they hate is that Trump is unabashedly pro-American. Cosmopolitan is a euphemism for putting foreign interests ahead of American ones.

CNN is reportedly afraid that Trump has awaken an Americanism spirit, and that even if he loses, he will start a pro-American news network that will destroy CNN.

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