John Dean is scathing in his critique of what he says is the media's failure to adequately cover Donald Trump, both as a candidate and as president:
They excuse his ignorance, and when he doubles down to hide it, they are confident he is developing a new and carefully considered policy....
In breaking with norm after norm that have sunk other presidential candidates, the news media has allowed Donald Trump to get away with criminally outrageous behavior, setting a new low for national leadership.
But defenders paint Trump as a victim of an unethical media establishment who has had to overcome unfair coverage. Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes:
Why is journalism one of the least trusted professions among Americans, vying with Congress, prostitutes, and used car salesmen for the bottom of the rankings? Absolutely no self-reflection from the media has followed the election of Trump.
Many commentators say that when it comes to Trump, the media still doesn't get it.
Media critics say that mainstream news outlets are simply scared of looking too liberal or biased against Trump—so they give his ignorance, abnormal behavior, and ethics violations a pass in the interests of "balance."
@TheJimCornette If anything, mainstream media is too soft on Trump cause they don't want to seem unfair. They should get it over it and report all his lies.