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In the last two weeks, two big stories with far-reaching implications have come and it seems, gone:
1) Deeply reported, well-documented piece in NYT alleging that Trump is a tax fraud
2) Report by 6,000 global scientists on accelerating climate change /1
Trump calls media the "enemy of the people." And yet:
1) by flitting from one (inconsequential?) item ("horseface") to another, the media often plays into Trump's hands, with its insufficient persistence - e.g. treating a report on tax fraud as merely a one day item /1
People compain that Trump has a notoriously short attention span, bouncing from one thing to another, thus proving (they claim) his shallowness and lack of seriousness. And yet much of the news industry is not overly dissimilar /2
Some media also - through incorrect use of platforms (like this one?) just repeat what Trump says - acting as a stenographer of sorts, thus becoming de facto enablers of his lies. Thus media - far from being Trump's "enemy" often helps him
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