I Guess Some People Find Trump Entertaining

Here’s an interesting announcement from Danny Shea, editorial director, and Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief, about HuffPost’s plans for covering The Donald:

After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump’s campaign is a sideshow. We won’t take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you’ll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.

Hard to say if this any kind of real blow to Trump since I would imagine more people read HuffPost’s entertainment section than its political coverage. The decision is also a bit hard to justify if you take a long look at some other GOP presidential campaigns which are no less bizarre or more relevant to the ultimate outcome. It will undoubtedly be publicly criticized by Republicans as representing free-speech-suppressing liberal political correctness blah blah, and privately greeted by some of the same people as a model for the rest of medialand.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.