It's even worse than it appears..
Friday May 12, 2023; 8:23 AM EDT
  • There's only one public voice in the US, and that's journalism. And since journalism doesn't cover itself, we never look at their motives when discussing the news. #
  • If we did, we'd have no trouble parsing the CNN "town hall" presentation of candidate Donald Trump. Paraphrasing what Les Moonves, former CEO of CBS said about Trump in 2016. "[Trump] may not be good for America, but [he's] damn good for CNN." #
  • You can raise the price of ads with Trump. That's obviously what CNN hopes to do. Trump, who has been deprecated by Fox, needs a mainstream outlet. There's no mystery why all the people in the town hall audience were Trump supporters, that obviously was a Trump condition. He probably chose the reporter, the questions, and came prepared to get talked about, which appears to be happening. #
  • I didn't see it, I was watching basketball when he was on. I tried listening to MSNBC last night talk about this and was nauseated. They're treating it as a news event. #
  • That's pretty much all there is that's newsworthy about the event imho.#

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