The Trump Media Industrial Complex
Jeff Cohen, Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media/Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (F.A.I.R.) joins Thom. At this point - it's no longer just a joke. Donald Trump could very well be our next President. And if he does end up sauntering - insulting - and bragging his way into the White House in January 2017 - he'll have the TV news networks to thank. It’s no secret that Trump brings big ratings - and because of that -Trump's mug has been on TV non-top since he announced he's running for President in June. The Tyndall Report actually revealed that mainstream nightly news shows - through the entirety of 2015 - spent only 10 minutes of total coverage on Bernie Sanders - as opposed to 234 minutes of total coverage of Donald Trump. And tonight Trump gets what he's always wanted - his own show. He’ll host a two hour town hall live on MSNBC. Yup, just him for two hours on MSNBC being asked "tough" questions by Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.