MSNBC is so obsessed with Donald Trump that they took a break in the middle of the Bernie Sanders town hall in Philadelphia to throw it back to the studio so that Chris Matthews could discuss Donald Trump.
After roughly 30 minutes of Bernie Sanders talking about issues with Chris Hayes, MSNBC took a commercial break where they went back to the studio so that Chris Matthews could discuss Donald Trump’s call for Ted Cruz and John Kasich to drop out of the presidential race. Matthews spent a few minutes talking to Jonathan Capehart about what Trump’s empty rhetoric meant, and then after an additional commercial break viewers were returned to Bernie Sanders.
What MSNBC felt the need to discuss was not breaking news. Trump has been calling for Cruz and Kasich to drop out of the race. The Republican frontrunner is calling for his remaining opponents to quit because he is afraid that they will team up and steal the nomination away from him.
MSNBC is so obsessed with Trump that they could not go one hour without talking about him. The dysfunction and lack of leadership in the Republican Party are why Trump was able to survive the primary, but the media’s never ending free publicity for Trump is why he is leading the Republican race.
For those who believe that the job of the media is to educate the voters, MSNBC’s need to discuss Trump was an example of media malpractice.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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