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HuffPo: Gee, Maybe Trump Stories Do Belong on the Politics Page

HuffPo: Gee, Maybe Trump Stories Do Belong on the Politics Page

Trump’s not just “entertainment” any longer

In July, Professor Jacobson wrote about the Huffington Post‘s decision to move its Donald Trump coverage to its Entertainment section.  He wrote:

It is a political decision by HuffPo to impose on readers its view of Trump in the most pernicious way — not as part of an explicit and open editorial process but by corrupting HuffPo’s own news process.

In what universe, other than the liberal media bias, is a candidate currently leading national polls and all but guaranteed to be included in the first debate not a political issue?

You can hate Trump’s campaign, but it’s still politics.

HuffPo was stuck with this ridiculous decision, even going so far as to beclown itself further by announcing Trump’s decision to forego a third-party run on its Entertainment pages.

Now seeing everyone from his Republican rivals to the U. N. to Benjamin Netanyahu speak out against Trump’s comment about halting all Muslim immigration to America “until our representatives can figure out what is going on,” HuffPo has decided that its Trump coverage belongs in its Politics section after all.

The Hill reports:

The Huffington Post will be moving it’s coverage of Donald Trump to it’s politics section, editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington wrote on its website.

The announcement to move the Republican presidential front-runner from entertainment to politics comes after Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” on Monday.

. . . .  The news organization saw Trump’s campaign as a “sideshow,” the co-founder of Huffington Post explained.

“Trump’s campaign has certainly lived up to that billing,” Huffington added. “But as today’s vicious pronouncement makes abundantly clear, it’s also morphed into something else: an ugly and dangerous force in American politics.”

Advice that the Prof gave months ago:

HuffPo’s news operation is the one looking like the clown now. For how long will it continue to treat the biggest political news of the season as not political news just because it doesn’t like the guy generating the news?

Just admit you made a mistake and that you ended up trapping yourself, not The Donald. Put the coverage where it belongs, in the Politics section.

In trying to beclown The Donald, you’re beclowning yourselves.

Some are just slow on the uptake, I guess.


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