Samantha Bee: Trump's Candidacy Is The Bed Media Made By Giving Him Billions In Free Airtime

Samantha Bee: Trump's Candidacy Is The Bed Media Made By Giving Him Billions In Free Airtime

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From the June 6 edition of TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:

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SAMANTHA BEE (Host): Now the media have already pivoted toward the general, well, toward the general direction of anything emanating the musky whiff of Trump pheromones. 

[BEGIN VIDEO]

GRETCHEN CARLSON: We are awaiting that highly anticipated speech from Trump at a petroleum conference in North Dakota. 

BRIANNA KEILAR: He is going to be taking that lecturn there just in a matter of moments so we'll be watching that. 

BRIAN WILLIAMS: I just want to bring people up to date on this scene we keep watching in lieu of anything else to watch. 

[END VIDEO]

BEE: In lieu of anything else to watch. You know, I think Brian stumbled on the new slogan for MSNBC. I mean sure while they were waiting they could have switched over live to Hillary Clinton's policy speech on workers' rights and immigration. 

[BEGIN VIDEO]

HILLARY CLINTON: In my first 100 days as president I will introduce comprehensive immigration reform. 

[END VIDEO]

BEE: But then we might have missed this. 

[BEGIN VIDEO]

WILLIAMS: They've been fussing, really fussing over the flag of North Dakota behind the podium. Perhaps you've seen it's taken one to two men to get it right, to get the logo facing out the way they want. 

[END VIDEO]

BEE: If you missed it, that was a solid hour of podium coverage punctuated by a brief flurry of flag-fussing. Only on MSNBC. And also CNN. Now, short of shooting an endangered gorilla or writing her economic policy on her tits, there's only one way for Hillary to grab the media's attention and she knows it. 

[...]

It was one year ago next week that Trump and America stepped onto that down escalator. A political milestone with all the pomp and circumstance of glumly following your wife into the intimate apparel section of Target. When people of color tried to warn us that Trump's 'Mexicans be raping' platform might resonate with white America, we set them straight. 

[...]

The only way [Trump could be the GOP presidential nominee] is if people like you [in the media] give him $3 billion in free advertising. But conservatives said don't worry, we got this. 

Previously:

STUDY: Trump Won The Fox Primary, Doubling Any Other Candidate In Interview Airtime

Fox News Has Given Donald Trump Nearly $30 Million In Free Airtime During The Presidential Campaign

Trump Says He Will Use News Media To Get Free Advertising To Beat Hillary Clinton

NY Times: Trump's "Mammoth Advantage In Free Media" Helps Him Win Primary After Primary

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