NPR’s David Folkenflik on the media’s election coverage and Donald Trump.

Did the Media Create Trump, or Were They Just Manipulated by Him?

Did the Media Create Trump, or Were They Just Manipulated by Him?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 12 2016 6:14 PM

Did the Media Create Trump?

Or were they just manipulated by him? NPR’s David Folkenflik debates our host.

Donald Trump takes questions.

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Listen to Episode 496 of Slate’s The Gist:


Happy National Limerick Day! (We’re sorry.) On The Gist, NPR’s David Folkenflik joins us to explain why he thinks the media failed the general public this year. He’s the author of Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires. For the Spiel, will Donald Trump be able to get the GOP’s buy-in?

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.