The First Reality Show Presidential Candidate

Posted: September 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

It continues. This nationwide television show known as the Donald J Trump Presidential campaign. The good guys, the bad guys, the daily news cycle, the nasty words, the laughs and the guffaws – it’s reality television and apparently Trump thinks it’s his ticket to the top of the ticket come November 2016.

Trump is taking advantage of the large field of GOP candidates – and it appears to be a rather mediocre field, at least now.

Fox News (24 million viewers for Debate I) and CNN (23 million viewers for Debate II) are delighted with the show. They’re reaping record viewers and certainly the ad dollars are rolling in.  Why would they want to end, or alter, this show?  It’s working for them. But is it working for the electorate. Are they really paying attention in September of 2015?

What concerns me the most is the lack of accountability. So far, a lot of noise, a lot of time taken up in the political and newsy talk shows. But, how much do we really know about the candidates and how they would make “America Great Again?”

Not much, I’m afraid.  The American news media need to be much better than this.  Right now Trump is leading the parade and the news networks are along for the (lucrative) ride.

When the great numbers of American people join this parade, it’ll be a better, and we hope more accountable and valuable, show. We’ll see how the news media document it.


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