Apr 21, 2017

3 commandments for conservative media in Trumpland

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Politico Magazine has a look at how the Trump presidency has redrawn the traditional boundaries of conservative media — and three quotes from the piece illustrate the three commandments of Trump's brave new world.

  1. Thou shalt be incendiary: Steve Bannon, on telling Roger Ailes to take down Megyn Kelly, "I told him then, I said, 'She's the devil, and she will turn on you.'"
  2. Thou shalt not be traditional: A Dow Jones exec, on its flagship Wall Street Journal: "They're like the Catholic Church during the Great Schism, plagued by deep internal feuding, dancing on the head of a pin because they're not important anymore."
  3. Thou shalt talk Trump: An on-air personality, on what to cover: "Nobody needs to put out an edict to producers to try to win their hours. They don't need to be told to do anything but win, and the Trump shit rates through the roof."

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