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CNN Has a New Implicitly Anti-Trump Ad

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CNN Has a New Implicitly Anti-Trump Ad

We have a new development in the love-hate relationship between the mainstream media and the President of the United States.

My instinct is to applaud CNN for so openly pushing back against a president determined to become America’s version of Kim Jong-Il—where the only truth that exists comes from Dear Leader.

HOWEVER

Any article that praises the mainstream media for taking on Trump must acknowledge the fact that mainstream outlets effectively became a Trump PAC during the election, giving him more free media than any candidate ever. In just February of 2016 alone, Trump received $400 million worth of free media, which was more than John McCain spent throughout his entire 2008 campaign. So, I guess the message is: kudos to the media for taking on the Frankenstein that they helped to create.

Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.

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