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Trump: from sideshow to president

Huffington Post, July 2015:

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.

Huffington Post today:

Donald Trump has shocked the world with a stunning victory to be elected President of the United States following a bitter and divisive campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton. The result has been called by The Associated Press.

If we can understand that journey, we can understand the media’s role in the politics of 2016.