Donald ‘What Details’ Trump has repeatedly said he’s funding his own campaign, and while he doesn’t have a Super PAC, it turns out he’s received a shit ton of free media…Gee, how on earth could that be?
Yes, recently the New York Times reported that mediaQuant found Mr. Don Demagogue has received nearly $2 billion dollars in earned (free) media coverage. Yup. That’s right. $2 billion bucks…Here’s an excerpt from the story:
Over the course of the campaign, he has earned close to $2 billion worth of media attention, about twice the all-in price of the most expensive presidential campaigns in history. It is also twice the estimated $746 million that Hillary Clinton, the next best at earning media, took in. Senator Bernie Sanders has earned more media than any of the Republicans except Mr. Trump.
Now, it’s interesting to see that Bernie Sanders has earned more free coverage than any other Republican candidate, considering the corporate media passed on showing his speech Tuesday. But, it’s important to note that Sanders has received less than half the free media that Clinton has.
Trump has certainly taken some stances that corporate interests aren’t too thrilled about–namely his undeveloped comments regarding trade deals–but no one should be choking back their surprise here. The corporate media has been cashing in on Trump’s campaign, big time, and as a result, he wasn’t taken to task for his demagoguery until recently. After all, when a celebrity makes comments that you were more likely to hear on the Jerry Springer Show, rather than the 2016 Primaries, the masses tune in.
Further, when you’re a candidate who is by no means going to challenge the oligarchical status-quo, guess what, big money is going to lend their support. $2 Billion. What a joke.