November 3, 2016

Donald Trump has been attacking the media and individual reporters since his campaign started, mostly because they don't cover his campaign as if they are on his payroll.

And he's singled out a female target more than any other: Katy Tur of MSNBC.

Trump attacked her personally yesterday during a Florida rally. For some reason Trump is fixated on the number of rallygoers that show up to his events, as if that's some sort of breaking news that overwrites the Electoral College.

Of all the things to complain about, this one is as mindless as most of his rants.

In the past Katy Tur had to be escorted out of a Trump rally by the secret service in fear for her safety.

Wednesday night, Brian Williams asked Tur how she's been dealing with this kind of abuse.

Tur said, "It's been a wild ride for about a year and a half and it is a unique experience to have an entire crowd people booing you. It's especially unique when they're actually saying your name and looking directly at you. And that's what happened today."

She continued, "Donald Trump was complaining about this idea that he has, that the press doesn't show his crowds, which is just factually untrue."

Tur also called Trump on his lies abut this insipid point. "Donald Trump also does know this to be incorrect, he's joked in private with reporters about how he understands how the pool camera works."

Tur explained that there's one camera that focuses on the candidate and doesn't move for obvious reasons.

She continued, "And he's joked how he knows how a pool camera works. So this is a shtick that he does to rile up his base. It's to give them an excuse for polls that might not be in his favor..:"

Trump lies like no other candidate, ever.

It's a dangerous shtick that could end up hurting Tur and other reporters covering the Trump campaign.

It's interesting that he's singling out a female reporter though. Innit?

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. When registering you will also be presented with the option to tie all your old Disqus comments to your new Insticator account. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.