NPR’s sanitizing of Trump’s Milwaukee rally shows how he’s broken the media
DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

NPR’s sanitizing of Trump’s Milwaukee rally shows how he’s broken the media

I tried to capture some of the speech’s disconcerting oddness in my write-up of the event. In many ways, the remarks the president made were typical of him. And that provides the media with a challenge: Describing Trump as he really is can make it seem as if a report is “anti-Trump” and that the reporter is trying to make the president look foolish. But for media outlets that view themselves as above taking sides, attempts to provide a sober, “balanced” look at presidential speeches often end up normalizing things that are decidedly not normal.

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    Trump wants a ‘season finale’ in his Senate trial; Moscow Mitch wants it short with no witnesses.
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Others are Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, and John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Trump wants a ‘season finale’ in his Senate trial; Moscow Mitch wants it short with no witnesses.

    Trump has yammered endlessly about having all these witnesses testify in his inevitable impeachment trial forthcoming in the Senate. He wants the whistleblower, Adam Schiff, Joe and Hunter Biden on…

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