Too Much Trump!
I suspect I will be but one among many of your readers choosing to comment on the ironies apparent in the March 28/April 4 double issue. On page 3, the editorial by John Nichols, “Trumped by the Media,” complains about too much Trump (which there certainly is) by talking about him. On page 5, there are two quotes featuring T. (I hate using his name) plus a photo, along with an article by Eric Alterman on… you guessed it. Then a refreshing and too-short break until page 11, which features yet another photo of T., this time kissing a child (who is, as he or she should be, crying). Fortunately, T. then disappears (I think) and the reader can breathe again. This evil man thrives on attention. Let’s not give it to him.
Thank goodness John Nichols put into print what I have been complaining about to my friends for months now: If Trump manages to be the GOP nominee or even pushed into the White House (God forbid), the national media can look to themselves for having put him there. Instead of being all goggle-eyed over his antics, they should have been debunking his exaggerations and falsehoods right from the start. We need them to do the job of vetting these people for us, not panting after the latest outrage for their headlines.
gig harbor, wash.
So the Democrats are now concerned that their “golden girl” is being Trumped by the media? Well, let’s see now! The Democrats allowed Debbie Wasserman Schultz to hijack the Democratic nomination by scaring off all other viable candidates and setting such a pathetic debate schedule. She manipulated the media into downplaying any interest in the Democrats’ voting process and the fact that she had engineered a fait accompli in place of a real democratic election.
People don’t want a fait accompli; we want a fair election, and there is nothing fair about this one. We don’t want to be taken for granted.
The Democrats are now unhappy that Trump is sucking all the oxygen out of the room—but that’s exactly what the Democrats asked for, and it seems they just got it.
Barbara J. Lee
lee’s summit, mo.
The mainstream media have a lot to answer for, and it goes back to the time when news stopped being a service of the networks and became a profit center. In this election season, we have reaped the whirlwind. All Trump had to do was be mediagenic—he didn’t have to spend a dime! And that’s what he did. His competitors had to spend advertising and PR money while the MSM gave it away to Trump for nothing. It’s a disgrace! It’s time for an overhaul of the election system. The whole process has gotten out of hand and is hurting more than helping. We need some federal regulation, and we need it ASAP.