There has been a rather interesting intersection as of late between politics and television; can you really be all that surprised that Donald Trump is at the center of it?
Throughout debate season, the business mogul / lightning rod of controversy has criticized multiple networks for their handling of debates. He made his thoughts on Megyn Kelly of Fox News more than clear, as did he CNN over their three-hour debate that they reaped a great deal of ad revenue for. This time around, his target was CNBC, whose debate he and fellow candidate Ben Carson threatened to boycott unless two separate conditions were met: That the debate was only two hours instead of three, and that candidates had a chance to have opening and closing statements.
While there is no confirmation just yet for the network itself, it seems like CNBC has given in to what are effectively demands. Love Trump or hate him, there is no question that he has found a very different way to use the media and television to further get his point across. He’s turned it into almost an us-versus-them mentality, making it clear that networks are the bad guys for wanting to make money off of him and other candidates. (Though, to be fair, isn’t that the point of business, and aren’t much of these debates at this point for entertainment regardless of the party that you’re talking about?)
This debate will be taking place on October 28. Meanwhile, if you missed the news, Trump is going to be hosting a November episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The man is really just about anywhere that has a camera in front of it during this campaign.
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