Opinion: Trump is selling himself. Readers say the L.A. Times shouldn’t help him.
In the wake of the midterm elections, newsrooms are back in action. It’s a time when things are moving fast, and there’s always an awful lot of information that needs to be covered.
While the newscast moves, you’ll find that a lot of the news is written by one man: Donald Trump.
It’s the story of his rise from a struggling businessman to an international, populist leader. It’s the story of his feuds with the news media. It’s the story of his policies, his administration, and the impact it will have on the U.S. It’s the story of his rise from a failed businessman to the greatest political figure since Abraham Lincoln.
And it’s all written by someone who isn’t just a journalist.
The New York Times‘s Trump-is-the-new-media story runs as a lead story Monday, September 28. It has become a standard piece by the paper, which has long followed Trump as he navigates the media and makes his case to an increasingly skeptical nation.
The story focuses on Trump’s frequent use of the “L.A. times,” a reference to the Los Angeles Times, and it describes him as a “new media phenomenon.”
From the start, the piece has focused on the Times as a key player in Trump’s life. The editors and reporters have described the paper as the “center of gravity” for Trump’s life.
While the Times has been critical of Trump’s campaign, and even considered canceling the election coverage after Trump said he won the election, the L.A. Times has praised his presidency, called him a “champions of the forgotten” (a frequent Trump remark), and credited him with an unprecedented role in the world