The Huffington Post - that Left-wing propaganda machine posing as a news site - has decided that they would erase any doubt as to its contempt of reality by announcing that it will no longer "report" stories about Donald Trump in their "political coverage" section (translation: their lying political hit pieces will no longer be found in the "Coronation of Hillary" section).
In a one paragraph denial of reality, Ryan Grim (
After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for
president, we have decided we won't report on Trump's campaign as part
of The Huffington Post's political coverage. Instead, we will cover his
campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple:
Trump's campaign is a sideshow. We won't take the bait. If you are
interested in what The Donald has to say, you'll find it next to our
stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.
Which is not saying much, as half the stories on HuffPost's main page usually involve The Kardashians or The Bachelorette!
Interestingly enough, some of the HP's readership for some reason didn't agree with the move...
... It's incredibly childish, and is a fine example of why our
country is going down the toilet. Let Trump destroy himself! Don't boost
him up by acting like a bunch of children. What kind of Editorial
Director makes a decision like this? I think Trump is the WORST kind of
person, but you can't remove a front-running presidential candidate from
political coverage and expect to be taken
...L.R. is right. Is this a neutral, unbiased news organization or a
propaganda spinning op-ed blog? Any candidate in national politics
should be reported without discrimination. Failure to do so makes it no
longer a news organization.
... H.M... After reading this whole thread - I have to agree with those
who think this is a bad or childish move on the part of HP. They could
just not cover him very much like they do most of the 15 or so
Republican candidates, but that they ANNOUNCED it, is cheap and childish
and seems more designed to get attention than any real political
reason. I think it is a cynically obvious move to create buzz for
themselves. You say their coverage of Trump "takes away" coverage from
more serious candidates. Where is that coverage? So far - HP mostly
just makes fun of outrageous or stupid comments by candidates - like
Santorum or Cruz and occasionally Rubio. Rand Paul has dropped off the
HP page, and just about everybody else but Jeb haven't been mentioned
since they announced. There hasn't been much of any discussion of any
of the candidates policies. HP's political coverage so far is more like
an entertainment page already.
... The same "justification" was used to disregard Bernie
Sanders because a lot of the media didn't consider him to be a serious
challenge to Hillary. It's not up to HuffPo to decide which
candidates we should support. If they are in the running and they are
polling in #1 or #2 among likely primary voters, then not covering them
as serious Politics is a huge disservice to their readers.
... Trump has 17% of the 15 candidates who are running,
which means he's a frontrunner for the GOP nomination at this point. It
doesn't matter at this point how many people are paying attention or
even how many voters turn out for the GOP primaries. Most of us know
he's a joke, but if his campaign isn't properly reported, he may just be
joking himself right in to the general election. Ryan Grim and Danny
Shea are being lazy, not responsible.
But, for the most part, the Progressives are cheering - as they cheer any attempt to silence anyone who disagrees with them rather than proving them wrong - and are marching in goosestep to the Left-wing pied piper.