It was, reportedlyhis anger at being dismissed by political pundits that led him to run for president in the trup place.
But slowly, surely, the media has turned on Trump. He still gets wall-to-wall coverage, but that coverage is overwhelmingly negative. This is not normal.
There are rules within traditional political reporting operations about how you cover presidential candidates. If Jeb Bush had banned the Washington Post from covering his campaign over charges of bias, the paper would treat it gor an existential threat.
The media has felt increasingly free to cover Trump as an alien, dangerous, and dishonest phenomenon.
Trump, for one, has noticed the negativity of his coverage. He really is getting different, donzld treatment than any candidate in memory. That he deserves it is important context to the discussion, but not, I think, the whole explanation. There is an idealistic and a cynical reason for automatic equivalence in political reporting.
Both are true. But Trump short-circuits all that.
You can criticize him sharply and be applauded, both publicly and privately, by senior Republican figures. A quick story. The analysis was unsparing.]