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Friday, May 19, 2017

Breitbart indulges hyperbole. Which is not a good thing. It displays partisanship and encourages a warped perspective.

Headlined, "Donald Trump: ‘I Didn’t Get Elected to Serve the Washington Media’ by Charlie Spiering, 17 May 2017, the esteemed outlet's report goes on in the body of the item to this:

“Look at the way I’ve been treated lately especially by the media,” Trump said. “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.”

There are Kennedy, Lincoln and McKinley who come to mind. They each lacked a Mike Pence buffer. Nor was the media in any of the three instances to blame. Lincoln may have had the worse time with mixed reviews.

Two predecessors got impeached, neither discharged from duty. One left in shame, chip on shoulder toward the media too.

Caesar comes to mind, "in history." Two English Kings, one French, lost their heads. Obama got a fat book deal and speaking fee, so if Trump's notion of history is short term, he has an argument.

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