Media and the presidency

Trump and the media

So now I get it. I had been wondering why many of the US media outlets highlighted the bad things and created crazy speculations about Trump’s campaign and his win. It said “nobody saw it coming” when it’s obvious even at the beginning who had already latched on to the imagination of the American masses.

As what happened pre Brexit, poll results show you what you or most people want to see. Disappointment from the truth can come later. But such tactics are not fool proof. One may speak of it as an ongoing experiment.

Journalism has indeed come a long way. It has become a business. Presidents learn early that they serve not just the people but also the media. It’s one of the top hazards attached to their job. The sooner they learn to navigate that, the less torturous their life in office will be.

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