The Press Is About To Turn On Donald Trump
The days when Donald Trump played the media are over. There is a new tone and edge to reporters who are now coming to grips with their professional responsibility in this election. That it took so long to get to this point will be the subject of college lectures and studies for years to come. But for now the heat from the press is going to be turned up on Donald Trump in a way he will not be able to deal with–given his temperament and thin-skin.
Every rock in every corner of his unscrupulously lived life will be turned over in the coming months. His complaint about bias is no different than those lodged by winning and losing Republican candidates in every election in memory. He may be right. Ask John McCain , who was a media darling right up until the point that he became the Republican nominee in 2008. McCain, too, had an insurgent, underdog feel to his candidacy. But making it into the final round of the presidential campaign stripped that away, and bearing the GOP standard will do the same for Trump.
Rather than an outsider translating the message of the masses, Trump will start to take shape as a silver-spooner who used his money to try to buy politicians — by his own admission — and looked for every angle to take advantage of those less fortunate than himself. In a country that has moved ever so slowly and steadily toward the Constitution’s ideals of equality and opportunity, his Archie Bunker-like zeal for insulting and threatening minorities and women will fuel countless stories of which there is a singular point: He’s no champion of the common man.