It seems that Donald Trump has completely forgot his "complaints" about not being treated fairly by the mainstream media cameras in his rallies. As we walk closer to the day of the US elections, Trump appears to be making a turn of 180 degrees concerning the US corporate media establishment. From The Intercept :
Early on, media executives in charge of much of America’s broadcasting industry were worried that Donald Trump, who eschewed traditional political advertising, might dampen prospects for a high-spending campaign season.
That fear is gone.
The Intercept reviewed the past six months of investor earnings calls and presentations of major media companies. In the first few months of this year, some executives expressed concern that Trump might continue to rely on his extraordinary free media exposure and spend less money than traditional Republican candidates. But over the last two months, the concern has dissipated and transformed into excitement that this year is on track to be the most expensive election in history.
Trump’s role in the campaign added negativity, nasty campaign ads, and higher ratings, he [Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS Corp.] noted two months later, making Trump “good for us economically.” He added that Trump “may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS, that’s all I got to say.”
While Trump does not hesitate to trash reporters who cross him, the real estate mogul loves to gush about his warm relationship with media executives. In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Trump heaped praise on the heads of Fox News, CNN, and CBS. On Moonves, Trump had this to say: “Great guy. The greatest. We’re on the same page. We think alike.”
Now that his most serious opponent, Bernie Sanders, on the road to the presidency, appears to be losing the battle against Hillary, it's time for Donald to abandon the anti-establishment game. He will need all the support that he can get from the corporate media in order to have a chance against - the fully promoted by the establishment mechanisms - Hillary Clinton.
Unfortunately, this leads us again to a quite familiar equation from the past, in which only the names are changed:
Hillary vs Trump = zero options for the American voters and the planet
In previous article already has been pointed that:
“According to one tally of nightly broadcast network news during the 2015 primary season, Sanders received a total of 20 minutes of coverage, compared to Clinton’s 121 minutes and Trump’s 327.” (NY Times)
“Another study that focused solely on network coverage showed Sanders receiving 6 percent of the coverage Trump did on network news in 2015, and 16.5 percent that of Clinton.” (Alternet)
The most impressive here is not that Sanders has so little time coverage compared to the other two. This was something, more or less, expected. The most impressive, is that Donald Trump, who is promoted as "anti-establishment", takes more time coverage in the media, even compared to the definitely-pro-establishment Hillary Clinton!
Which is another strong indication to our estimation that Trump is only a reserve of the establishment.