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Donald Trump Triggers a Media Civil War

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"Thanks to Trump civil wars are erupting within the mainstream media between the business side & the editorial side, and within the right-wing media among the establishment Republicans, the populist renegades, and the so-called moderate, intellectual neoconservatives. It shows just how craven, self-serving & self-involved our media are. If Trump didn’t constitute an existential threat to American democracy, the contortions into which he has thrown the Republican Party, as they try to thwart him while espousing his basic policies, would be hilarious.But it is less hilarious, because they  have  bearing on the outcome of the presidential race. What Trump has done is reveal fault lines in the media that usually are buried"beneath typical journalistic blather, the groupthink and the feigned objectivity of the mainstream media and the reflexive lockstep partisanship in the right-wing media.

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