(The Guardian) -- As Donald Trump’s poll numbers have dropped in recent weeks, bashing the “disgusting and corrupt” media has become the centerpiece of his campaign. “I’m not running against Crooked Hillary, I’m running against the crooked media,” he said at a rally in Fairfield, Connecticut, over the weekend.
His campaign is indeed a place where journalistic objectivity meets its limits, but it’s not because we’re deliberately gunning for him. There simply is no fairness in presenting both sides of a story when one side is consistently rubbish, to put it kindly, or a dumpster fire, in this cycle’s parlance. Trump changes his mind like it’s the weather and tells a lie every five minutes, going by Politico’s best count.
Different outlets have handled Trump’s unique challenge in different ways, but generally it means working harder.
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