NPR was yammering about Trump yesterday AM.
SIEGEL: First, am I missing something? Is there some substantive change in what Trump has to say about immigration?
SULLIVAN: There really isn’t. …
Nope, nothing has changed. Let’s talk about it anyway!
Three minutes later, having conclusively demonstrated that nothing had changed:
SIEGEL: Just by announcing he was going to Mexico and then having a speech last night, he completely dominated cable news for all of yesterday.
Oh those wacky cable news shows with their constant Trump coverage.
Current number of Trump stories in NPR’s “elections” section since Monday that don’t mention Clinton in the headline: 11. Four of them are about Trump’s trip to Mexico.
Number of stories about Clinton that don’t mention Trump in the headline? 2.
Back to the blather:
SULLIVAN: It was remarkable to see the level of coverage. Even before he got to Mexico, for hours at a time, you had networks looking for any images of a plane landing even so. If his goal was to be covered, if his goal was to have attention heaped on him, he certainly accomplished that goal because as you said, this is all anybody was talking about yesterday. Hillary Clinton could barely get any attention, and the attention she got was when she reacted to Trump in a speech she gave in Ohio.
If only journalists had some control over who gets their attention and who only gets mentioned in relation to other people. Alas. Only Trump has that power.