Yesterday, 07:46 AM
The media is going to be in a real pickle for the next few months. Their bread and butter is selling doom and gloom and fear, but that plays right into Trump's favor. If they presented information instead of sensationalizing it, Trump's convention bump would be nil.
So they have a choice. They can start presenting facts and back off the fear (which will probably cost them ratings), or they can keep their ratings now, get Trump elected, and blame everything bad on him for the next 4 years. I wonder which direction they'll choose??
See, this is why I think Trump has a decent chance of winning in November. If people go into the polls feeling fearful, they have an authoritarian that promises to allay those fears. But the real action will be down-ballot where the GOP will get crushed. And I mean decimated. By the time 2020 comes around, the Dems will have huge majorities in both houses and will have captured governorships as well. If Trump wins, there's going to be a bloodletting.
But if they let Hillary win, the GOP will have huge fundraising numbers and will pick up additional seats in 2018. So we have this odd circumstance of the parties needing the other side to win at the top of the ticket, but their side to win down-ballot. Strange times, indeed.