The results of the recent presidential election have left a lot of Americans- and indeed, people across the globe- completely befuddled. Many people from both sides of the aisle scoffed when Donald J. Trump first announced his candidacy- and now here we are, trying not to grimace when we hear the phrase President-Elect Trump.
Since the election, Trump’s opponents and critics have been asking: who’s to blame for Trump’s rise to power? A lot of fingers have been pointed. Some at Hilary Clinton for being a less-than-desirable alternative, some at third-party candidates who divided Trump’s opposition, and some at the voters themselves.
All of these may well have been factors, but perhaps the most important factor is the role that the media played in Trump’s campaign.