In a week of Deplorables, Pneumonia-Gate, and Lies about Birther Lies, guess which got the least coverage? Lowry & Barrett debate why the candidates are indeed graded on a curve and, short of sex change operation, what Hillary should do about it. "HERE"S what you have to lose!"
How candidates say things matters just as much as whether they stuck to the facts.
Poor Donald Trump is, in Barack Obama's words, "whining" about a big conspiracy out to get him--and the allegedly pro-Clinton mainstream media, of course, is at the center of the plot. Wild talk from wild man Donald? Nope. It's S.O.P. for the GOP.
Because this dishonesty plays into the hands of the right-wing narrative about the evil "liberal media," the right-wing media will stick with the clickbait headline and ignore the dubious contents.
At the end of a Donald Trump rally in Portsmouth, NH on October 15, 2016, I was surprised to see dozens of his supports angrily confronting members of the media covering the event.