The Drumpf’s on Us“I polled a number of journalists and scholars, and there was a broad (though not universal) view that we in the media screwed up. Our first big failing was that television in particular handed Trump the microphone without adequately fact-checking him or rigorously examining his background, in a craven symbiosis that boosted audiences for both.”
—Nicholas Kristoff, columnist, “My Shared Shame: The Media Helped Make Trump,” The New York Times, March 26, 2016
• Editorial Comment: We all thought he was a joke. Joke’s on us.
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