I agree that they give him more airtime than most but do not see the media as pulling the strings, I see them reacting to what the public wants. We give the man attention (including those who do not like him) and they just chase the public interest rather mindlessly.
In any case this is a thread about an article excoriating him for the very things some are claiming that they do not so perhaps if this line of inquiry is to be pursued it would be appropriate on its own thread about the subject.
Do you think it is one those areas where people much more learned than I ask, which came first the chicken or the egg?
(I always think of one or two more thing after I click post, oh well)
Anyway, I think both, first Trump says something coming from anyone else would be disqualifying, then the news reports it, another news reports it, then voters read and talk about it and then Trump says something again completely disqualifying. It is like a vicious circle feeding in a shark infested waters.