Another from the “I didn’t expect that” list. The written news media is reporting reasonably effectively, we just don’t use old media any more.
The two most newsworthy things that Donald Trump did in the last two days were these:
- He gave a major economic policy speech in Detroit which he laid out his tax policy, for example.
- He suggested in North Carolina that “Second Amendment people” could somehow take care of the gun-control favoring judges Hillary Clinton would appoint — words that are easy to interpret as an incitement to violence.
If you judge by the echo chamber of your own Facebook feed, the ambiguous but shocking assassination suggestion is ubiquitous, and the economic policy speech is barely present. Is this the media’s fault?