June 26, 2016

Word: How the media helps Trump

Dan Rather - “The media wants the ratings. Trump delivers the ratings. In a way, they’re business partners....

I think there has been some media complicity in the rise of Trump. It’s not the only factor, but it has been a factor of providing him so much airtime, and in some cases being complicit in arranging that airtime.

The role of the journalist is to be an adversary, so I think the defense is, make an editorial judgment, make sure you offer the same to the other side. I‘m not sure you want to have him live three times a day for an hour and a half at a time.”

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