Trump and the MRC really are in this together.
Trump himself is mainly responsible for inspiring this ugly behavior by his supporters. But hatred of the media has been the right-wing Media Research Center's core belief for decades.
Because this dishonesty plays into the hands of the right-wing narrative about the evil "liberal media," the right-wing media will stick with the clickbait headline and ignore the dubious contents.
This may be a first for me -- the Media Research Center is using something I wrote to raise money.
The solicitation doesn't explain why a wealthy organization like the MRC -- which raised more than $15 million in 2015 -- can't pony up a measly $15,000 to edit and promote footage they've already shot.
CNSNews.com, the "news" division of the right-wing Media Research Center, claims in its mission statement that it's "a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin." That's a total lie. CNS is interested only in spin.