One month after delegating all Donald Trump articles to its entertainment section, The Huffington Post is still refusing to seriously cover the Republican presidential front-runner.
In a Monday statement, Washington bureau chief Ryan Grimm and editorial director Danny Shea stated that unlike other media outlets — which have been “seduced” by Trump’s brash, in-your-face rhetoric — the website remains “more committed to the decision than ever” and even took shots at the Fox News’ Aug. 6 GOP debate.
We’re more committed to the decision than ever. Over the last month, we’ve seen our central argument proven right: that Trump is nothing more than a sideshow and not a legitimate presidential contender with serious policy ideas for moving the country forward. The GOP debate was fantastic reality TV, but it came across more like a twisted political version of “American Idol” than a presidential debate. And subsequent coverage reveals a collective media frenzy that’s embarrassing to credible media outlets – witness this weekend’s pandemonium around Trump’s helicopter at the Iowa State Fair. Otherwise serious journalists are being seduced by Trump because of his willingness to say and do outrageous things for headlines and ratings. We’re still not taking the bait.
[h/t: Washington Times]