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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How is this even possible?

Here's Josh Marshall on the incredible outrage of the de facto Republican nominee for president, who is being sued for fraud in the midst of the campaign, going on repeated racist tirades against the presiding judge, before large crowds and TV cameras. Yet the only headline news I can find about the nominee today in the corporate media is his press conference at which he announces making contributions to veterans organizations.

There is a serious problem here which I will call Trump outrage overload. (I may not be the first to use the term.) Before the corporate media can get around to fully reporting one outrage, he commits another, forcing them to pivot. The New York Times ran a fairly brief Reuters article on an inside page, containing this intersting nugget of information:

Legal scholars said that Mr. Trump could face consequences for his criticisms. “Mr. Trump’s conduct could be subject to sanction for indirect criminal contempt of court,” said Charles G. Geyh, a legal ethics expert at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. “He has impugned the honesty of the judge in a pending case,” Mr. Geyh said, “and has done so in the context of a political rally that seems calculated to intimidate by inciting anger among his supporters.”
That's all I can find about this in the corporate media. This is a major party nominee for president of the United States, folks. And this isn't even news.

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