Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and editorial director Danny Shea announced in a statement published Friday morning that the online news site would no longer cover Trump’s 2016 candidacy as legitimate political news.
HuffPo calls Trump’s campaign a “sideshow”, adding, “We won’t take the bait”. “We won’t take the bait”.
You’ll have to search next to their headlines on Kim Kardashian, says the Huffington Post.
Earlier this month, while political news organizations were wrestling with the rise of Donald Trump, Washington Post senior politics editor Steven Ginsberg offered a philosophy: “In my view, making decisions exclusively according to who may win the nomination is the worst way to cover a presidential election”, he said. Now it’s worth noting that as I type this, the Huffington Post politics page has this story placed directly below one titled “Donald Trump’s 1990 Nazi Nightstand”, one of four Trump stories on the page. Where do we draw the line?
Among Republican primary voters, Trump captures 18 percent.
The difference with Trump may be that he didn’t polish his persona before entering the race. It may be entertaining for the Democrats to watch. It’s what the GOP has brought upon itself.
They’re not calling a ban on all Trump stories, but what they’re doing is perhaps an even bigger diss to the Presidential hopeful: they’re putting him on equal footing with reality stars and their often-fake dramas. It’s that he is (and, really, has.) There is something there for Republican voters when it comes to Trump.
So, for the time being, at least some people are (astoundingly) taking the real state mogul seriously.
We await The Donald’s response to the HuffPost decision on Twitter.
The creationists pretend the platypus’ genome has not been sequenced to make their argument against evolution. It can, but refuses to, sequence Trump’s ideological genes in order to find his evolutionary niche. What that nerve actually is – and how long Trump can hit it – is a point of much debate.
Wrong: At the journalism site Poynter.org, James Warren thinks the move is “especially dubious in an era where the nexus of entertainment and politics is often quite obvious and growing”.