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Can Trump Whine His Way To The White House With Complaints About "Biased" Media Coverage?

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That was quite a temper tantrum Donald Trump threw at his press conference this week.

Irked that news reports raised questions about his promised donations to American veterans and their charities, Trump responded by denouncing the political press as "disgusting" and "among the most dishonest people that I've ever met." Trump even dismissed one ABC News reporter as "a sleaze," and mocked another from CNN as "a real beauty."

Trash-talking the press is hardly new for Trump. During the primary season, he routinely set aside time at rallies to denigrate journalists as "scum" and "disgusting"; attacks his supporters often amplified in person and online.

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What made Trump's meltdown this week so noteworthy, and probably what shocked the Beltway media, was that it came during the general election campaign season, where these kinds of vicious, personal attacks coming directly from the presumptive nominee are unheard of.

"Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, assailed those reporting on his candidacy with a level of venom rarely seen at all, let alone in public, from the standard-bearer of a major political party," The New York Times reported. (GOP media bashing is most often handled by surrogates and by Republican allies in the press.)

Yes, some previous Republican nominees have chastised the press, sometimes with glee and sometimes with genuine disdain. "Annoy the Media: Re-elect Bush" bumper stickers were a favorite among Republicans during George H.W. Bush's 1992 re-election run. Sen. John McCain's campaign denounced The New York Times for an article it published in 2008 detailing McCain's closeness to a lobbyist. (Many people read the article as an implication of an affair between McCain and the lobbyist, but the paper eventually updated it with a "Note to Readers" saying it "did not intend to conclude" that the lobbyist had "engaged in a romantic affair" with McCain.)

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But overall, McCain enjoyed warm relations with reporters during his 2008 run, and those previous press attacks weren't nearly as ferocious and personal as Trump's are today. (Can you imagine Bush Sr. calling an ABC reporter a "sleaze" during a 1992 press conference?) Those attacks were never seen as being a pillar of a November campaign, the way Trump is promising his media insults will continue in coming months.

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