Posted by | January 4, 2016 13:12 | Filed under: Contributors News Behaving Badly Politics Tommy Christopher



One of the big political stories of the holiday news dead zone was Donald Trump‘s stated intention to begin running millions of dollars worth of TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, but as it turns out, he needn’t have bothered. Early Monday morning, news outlets jumped at the chance to metaphorically paint Trump’s fence for him, but unlike Tom Sawyer‘s crowd-sourced work product, Trump’s will be used to keep Mexicans and Muslims at bay.

Trump promises to make Mexico pay for that wall, but if it ever gets built, America’s news networks will have pad for much of it in the form of millions on free advertising. First to grab Donald’s brass ring was CNN, which aired most of Trump’s first TV ad of the campaign hot off the presses at 5:30 am Eastern:

It doesn’t even appear that anchor John Berman even had a chance to watch the spot before it was aired, let alone make sure it didn’t say anything offensive like “let’s ban all Muslims” or something.

Next up was MSNBC, which proudly touted their airing as “the first time” the ad would be shown in its entirety. The Morning Joe crew reacted with amusement at the way Trump “rings all the bells”:

In fact, by the time Fox News got around to showing the ad, MSNBC was already on its second showing.

The ad is everything you would expect it to be; promoting Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims while repeating the media-abetted talking point that there’s something magical about the words “radical Islamic terrorism,” and rehashing Trump’s day one promise to wall off all those dirty Mexican rapists. It is, to put it simply, every bit as disgusting as Donald Trump’s campaign has been.

I’ve been at this a long time, so of course I know that campaign ads get covered, but this…READ MORE

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By: Tommy Christopher

Tommy Christopher is The Daily Banter's White House Correspondent and Political Analyst. He's been a political reporter and liberal commentator since 2007, and has covered the White House since the beginning of the Obama administration, first for PoliticsDaily, and then for Mediaite. Christopher is a frequent guest on a variety of television, radio, and online programs, and was the villain in the documentaries The Audacity of Democracy and Hating Breitbart. He's also That Guy Who Live-Tweeted His Own Heart Attack, and the only person to have ever received public apologies from both Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

  • rg9rts

    So FAUX Lite won the race

  • clearh2os

    whoever wrote this is obviously a democrat….too bad you couldn’t cover yourself more skillfully…dimwit