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Did Trump's 'Birtherism' Stunt Cause a 'Snapping' in the News Media, or Just a Blip?

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"Thanks to Trump’s bizarre press conference finally acknowledging that President Obama was  born in the US, almost every “mainstream” television outlet has had at least one, if not multiple examples of where members of the news media have nearly lost it in their passionate condemnation of Trump’s scandalously self-serving “trolling” of them. Even Dan Rather, proving that he is apparently still alive, jumped into the act with a viral Facebook post.

It all felt like something had finally “snapped” in the news media as the realization that Trump, with Hillary collapsing in the polls about as dramatically as she did at the 9/11 memorial ceremony, really might be able to scam them all the way to the most powerful position in the world. And to be clear, a powerful argument can be made that this was not an irrational reaction."

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