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Is The Media Responsible For The Rise Of Donald Trump?

The 2016 elections have turned into a media circus and Donald Trump is the star of the show. So is the media to blame for Trump's success?

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Why is Trump surging? Blame the media (washingtonpost.com)
"Donald Trump's surge to the front of the GOP presidential polls has occasioned not a little media attention and endless speculation as to why. You can disregard most of that speculation."

CAMPAIGN 2016 COVERAGE: ANNUAL TOTALS FOR 2015 (tyndallreport.com)
"During 2015, Campaign 2016 logged more than 17 hours of coverage on the broadcast networks' weekday nightly newscasts (ABC, CBS and NBC combined)."

Who won the ratings race: Fox News or Donald Trump? (money.cnn.com)
"Donald Trump's counter-programming stunt succeeded in stealing viewers from Fox News' Republican presidential debate."

COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934 (transition.fcc.gov)
"For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States... "