On Wednesday, Donald Trump ended his media blacklist he had been keeping for a few months because of continued public disrespect of him and his campaign. Many might not have known or forgotten that the Des Moines Register, Buzzfeed, Politico and many more had been added to this list because they still covered him with negative and false stories.
Trump continues to gain on Hillary Clinton despite all the negative press so he decided to lift the ban and let them participate in media events. I don’t like the move but Trump continues to defy the odds with his unconventional wisdom and style and he’s been a winner for a while now, so why worry about his style now.
From USA Today:
Donald Trump has officially ended the media blacklist that kept organizations such as The Washington Post, Politico and BuzzFeed from getting press credentials to his events.
On Wednesday, CNN first reported that the campaign had officially gotten rid of the list, which began in July 2015, the month after Trump launched his campaign.
The first media organization to make the list was The Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY Network, which drew Trump’s ire with an editorial urging him to drop out of the race.
“I figure they can’t treat me any worse!” Trump said in a statement forwarded from the campaign explaining the change in policy.
Despite the fact that blacklisted reporters were not able to receive credentials, many did still cover Trump events. The reporters would attend events as members of the public but were not allowed into the press area.
Trump has made attacks on the media a large part of his campaign from the beginning.
Last month, Trump’s team issued a 30-question “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey,” asking respondents to answer yes or no to questions like: “Hillary Clinton still gets a free pass from the media as she continues to lie about sending classified information on her secret server.”
But Trump has also used the extensive press attention given to his campaign to his advantage, gaining free media coverage through numerous interviews and often full-length cable television coverage of his rallies.
Let’s see if they can act like they have some semblance of professionalism this time. Valuing journalistic integrity, due diligence, and ethics would be a good start.
The dirty secret is that at the moment that the media backs off of the Trump assault, Hillary is done. Liberals and their press are in full panic mode. They know the media has protected her. They know what hidden polls really say. They know that this is a revolution.
We need to take our country back. Trump has taught us this year’s most important political lesson: The amount of money you spend matters far less than how you spend it. Another lesson is that a real leader is someone who is competent, confident, and trustworthy in addressing pressing national issues.
Just so the liberals aren’t surprised: Trump will win this election. So retreat to your safe space, double down with your latest Lena Dunham book, and get ready to hurl those accusations of bigotry at anyone who disagrees with you. Because, liberals, ready or not, Trump is gonna win big.
Do you think Trump should have kept the ban in place from the liberal media organizations? Do you think they would give him a fair shake or continue to print negative stories to help Hillary Clinton? Share your analysis and opinions below in the comments section.