Donald Trump has been a big payday for media outlets…
A President that is part entertainment and a inept political flame thrower does wonder for their ratings and share holders….
Donald Trump will go after and withdraw access to media outfits that do NOT give him headlines….
Opposite this is the Democratic nomination candidates ALL vying for attention and good press, but have the media editors are directing their reporters to do negative stories….
That while Donald Trump lies, uses racial comments and violence to get attention….
There are a lot of Democrats out there running….
They ARE all looking for more air time….
(Bernie Sanders has moved to copy Trump’s throwdown against the media, which often works in getting more coverage…..)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading the way, making his grievances with “corporate media” central to his anti-establishment campaign.
The Sanders campaign took it up a notch this week, calling out CNN and NBC by name and making the case that The Washington Post is covering him negatively because he’s been critical of the newspaper’s billionaire owner, Jeff Bezos.
Top media personalities are firing back at Sanders and accusing him of taking a page from Trump, who routinely attacks major outlets such as The New York Times and CNN as “fake news.”
But Sanders is far from the only Democratic candidate to vent frustration with the media’s campaign coverage.
And former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (D) have both blasted the press for what they describe as applying too light of a touch with Trump on issues pertaining to race.
The criticism of the media comes after Democrats have spent years warning that Trump’s attacks against the press have undermined trust in an institution they describe as a pillar of a functioning democracy.
But Democrats say their own critiques don’t remotely approach the president’s “enemy of the people” rhetoric. Rather, they say it’s the result of frustration from individual candidates that their messages are not cutting through the noise of a 24-person field.
“Democrats are not trying to completely tear down the Fourth Estate and they’re not putting journalists in danger, like the president is doing,” said Andrew Feldman, a Democratic strategist with a focus on media relations. “But the ultimate goal for a campaign is to get their message across, and it can be very frustrating when that doesn’t happen.”….