Back in July, the Huffington Post devoted its home page to a photo of Donald Trump and the headline, “You’re Fired! From Our Political Reporting.” What followed was “An Important Note On Our Coverage Of Donald Trump’s ‘Campaign.’”
In short, the editorial board of the Huffington Post declared Trump a “sideshow” and announced that any future coverage of Trump would be found under HuffPo’s entertainment section. HuffPo’s adherence to its own rule was spotty at best, but tonight, the Huffington Post has another important announcement:
HuffPo, smelling blood in the water as Trump announced a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” just couldn’t hold out any longer. Arianna Huffington herself declaredin a lengthy essay that, from now on,the Huffington Post will“not only be covering the ways Trump’s campaign is unique in recent American politics, but also the disastrous impact it continues to have on his fellow candidates and the national conversation.” Or it could just cover the news as news. Or not bother at all.
Something tells us the whole “covering Trump under our entertainment section” smackdown didn’t sting quite like it was meant to.