Arianna Huffington says Donald Trump brushing off a question calling Obama a Muslim–instead of scolding the questioner–is “the beginning of the end of the Trump show,” akin to the Sarah Palin-Katie Couric interview, which Huffington says torpedoed the former Alaska Governor’s political career.
From the Huffington Post:
There are few things as absolute in damning a candidate as a refusal to acknowledge simple reality — especially a candidate who says he’ll be tough with our enemies but refuses to even stand up to his own supporters. Refusing to acknowledge that Obama was born in this country is the equivalent of refusing to say that the earth is round. Even Trump’s own supporters are embarrassed. Mark Cuban on Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday had to scramble for cover by categorically stating that the candidate he’s supporting for president “is not gonna win. He’s got no chance… none.”
So when will the media be embarrassed enough to refuse to continue to give Trump the large megaphone they are giving him? Not because he’s the front-runner — come on, let’s stop pretending that’s the reason — but because of the ratings he fuels as the entertainer he undoubtedly is.
As Sarah Palin demonstrated, even the ratings-crazed media are capable of falling out of love with a big-ratings stunt candidate. With Trump, you can already see it happening. The cracks are beginning to show. And when the media fall out of love they fall out of love very quickly.
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