Media: We know Trump is dangerous, but we’re making great money

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One of the frequent warnings from people who’d been following Trump’s life and career before 2016 was that the media was failing to report on the real dangers of a Trump presidency.

On February 29, 2016, CBS Chairman Les Moonves makes it clear that media executives know what they’re doing.

It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS… The money’s rolling in and this is fun. I’ve never seen anything like this, and this going to be a very good year for us. Sorry. It’s a terrible thing to say. But, bring it on, Donald. Keep going.

Les Moonves

Data from GDELT will later show that Trump received more than 50% of cable news coverage among Republican primary candidates most days between June 2015 and April 2016.

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The Globe and Mail (Archived)

Politico (Archived)

The Washington Post (Archived)

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