BuzzFeed Political News Editor Katherine Miller put together a chart of mentions of “Trump” on the three major cable news outlets from July 6 through July 10, as a way of measuring which is obsessing the most over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In addition to providing quite a villain, Trump provides hope for something that has eluded the network for months and months. Ratings, that is.
“Of course, they’re [the media] giving him attention because he creates ratings. That’s what Donald Trump does,” said Trump Organizations Executive Vice President Michael Cohen yesterday … on CNN!
MSNBC sample “Trump” mention: “Donald Trump might as well at this point change his campaign slogan from ‘make America great again’ to ‘illegal immigrants are coming to get you and I`m going to prove it if it’s the last thing I do, even if it means I have to take down the entire Republican Party in the process 2016.'” (Chris Hayes, July 10)
CNN sample “Trump” mention: “So, Jeff [Zeleny], the fact that Donald Trump is pointing to this tragedy in San Francisco to underscore his own argument on immigration doubling down with this new statement. What impact do you think that has on the campaign?” (Anderson Cooper, July 6)
Fox News sample “Trump” mention: “Yes, Governor [Perry], but I want to be fair to Mr. Trump in this respect. Perhaps inarticulate, but he did say, you know, some people are good people. He didn’t say all Mexicans, as how you categorized it. He did say some people are good people.” (Sean Hannity, July 7)