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Subj: Re: Does the Media focus too much on Trump? Is he almost a figurehead?
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 at 02:11:18 pm EST (Viewed 183 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Does the Media focus too much on Trump? Is he almost a figurehead?
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 at 12:07:49 pm EST (Viewed 201 times)



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    As someone pointed out, we have the first internet-troll President. He's like the troll who shows up on your favorite message board and says that the thing you like is stupid. The media are the 20 message board regulars who spend hours writing long missives trying to prove him wrong when they should simply ignore him. Everyone knows you don't feed the trolls, because that's exactly what they want.


That's the thing. As much of obvious troll as he is, he's still the President. What he says carries weight, and as such it can't be ignored. I'm not even sure that precedent should be set, to be honest.

That said, I do think the media's too hard on him, which isn't to say he doesn't deserve it. Basically, Trump made it plain as day the type of person he was; it's the people who voted for (and continue to support) him that deserve all the derision.


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    They should focus exclusively on legislation he's pushing for or getting passed, and ignore his Twitter feed. And like you say, focus on the rest of the administration and Congress and such. They do cover that a bit but it does get lost in all the fluff. Which is the point of the fluff, I'm sure.






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