Adding an unmistakable dose of opinion into its coverage of the Republican presidential primary and current front-runner Donald Trump, Huffington Post announced Friday that it would no longer categorize such stories as news. A statement on the site explained:
After watching and listening to Donald trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump’s campaign is a sideshow. We won’t take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you’ll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.
Despite the fact that Trump continues to dominate fellow candidates in nationwide polling, HuffPo has decided to unilaterally declare his entire campaign a publicity stunt. Of course, there is little debate regarding the brash billionaire’s ability to attract attention. In fact, he did so in reaction to the recent media snub.
The Trump campaign released a statement Friday pointing out the fact that he came out on top “in the unimportant Huffington Post poll” as well as in several other recent surveys.
“The only clown show in this scenario is the Huffington Post pretending to be a legitimate news source,” his statement continued. “Mr. Trump is not focused on being covered by a glorified blog. He is focused on Making America Great Again.”
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h/t: The Hill
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