Ignore any event that might reflect positively on Trump. Focus instead on Melania’s “I don’t care” jacket, Trump’s two scoops of ice cream.”
And CNN wonders why they were beaten by SpongeBob SquarePants last week in the ratings.
As you’ve undoubtedly heard, a caravan of 7,000 people is making its way to the U.S. after crossing various Central American countries. The caravan has now reached Mexico, and it’s unclear if the Mexican authorities will be able to prevent it from reaching America’s southern border. But it’s not that simple. On-the-ground reports from Fox News suggest that the caravan is transporting individuals from non-Central American countries, including people from other continents such as Africa and Asia….
The caravan is clearly a big deal and it’s important enough to have garnered the attention of the President who is vowing to stop it. But not everyone finds it a fascinating subject
Stelter thinks we’re all paying way too much attention to the caravan, despite its ballooning size. (In his late-evening newsletter, he asks, “Too much caravan coverage?”
It’s a provocative question, but step back and ask yourself: Why is a caravan of migrants 1,000 miles away from the US border saturating American news coverage? I’m not diminishing the humanitarian element to the story, which does warrant attention, but the truth is that it’s unlikely the story would be covered so thoroughly on the airwaves, in the newspapers and on various websites if President Trump were not talking about it. It’s news because Trump has made it news.
Sorry, Brian. That’s not how “news” works. As a reporter and media analyst, you of all people should understand that. President Trump can only create news insomuch as you and your journalism colleagues cover it….
Tammy Bruce: Washington Times — ‘Migrant caravans,’ the latest liberal distraction