(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Many in the media are dismayed that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has started to talk and jab like GOP front-runner Donald Trump, whose every insult and smear has earned the businessman eight months of unbroken media coverage.
"Rubio engaging in remarkably lowbrow politics. Does 'but Trump' make it easier to explain to kids?" the New York Times' Jonathan Martin opined this week.
The Associated Press' Tia Goldenberg added in a note of her own, "Such meaningful, important discourse going on in #America."
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"Rubio tonite [sic] mocking Trump's 'small hands.' And 'spray tan.' This is what political discourse has become in 2016. It's sad & embarrassing," NBC senior political desk editor Doug Adams fretted this weekend.