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Overall, cable news gave Trump's NFL comments more than triple the segments it gave California's wildfires.
Donald Trump is fond of claiming that everyone loves him. Hispanics love him. African Americans love him. Women love him. The LGBT community loves him. And Texas won't secede because Texans love him, too. But there's one group he doesn't make this claim about. "I think the political press is among the most dishonest people that I have ever met," he said last month. "The press should be ashamed of itself. You make me look bad." But Trump is as wrong about the press hating him as he is about Hispanics, African Americans, women and the LGBT community loving him. The press has had a very strange relationship with Trump since the beginning of his campaign. From the moment he descended the Trump Tower escalator in June 2015, his ascent has been aided and abetted by a very willing press.
"On the Media" radio host Bob Garfield says the press is failing to convey the national emergency of Trump's ascendancy.
There are plenty of high-minded reasons to follow campaign news. It informs us about the issues. It educates us about the candidates. It makes our choices meaningful. It makes us a polity, not puppets. But does that describe the campaign news you're consuming?
A news binge, not a booze binge, is why you'll be starting the New Year with a civic hangover. You've been watching too much TV, and TV has been watching too much Donald Trump.
The rapper-turned-actor tells HuffPost Live the media has a "responsibility" to better cover the 2016 presidential election.