This Chart Shows Donald Trump’s Media Surge


Donald Trump doesn’t much like the media. According to Trump, coverage of the Donald has long been “really dishonest,” “very, very dishonest,” or just plain “dishonest“—and that goes “especially” for “political reporters.”

But in the five weeks since Trump has gone from citizen billionaire business mogul to a leading Republican presidential candidate, the press has done him a favor by recording his boasts, bluster and diatribes with interest. Trump’s disparaging comments about Mexicans and Arizona Sen. John McCain earned him coverage, as did the decision of a handful of companies to severe business ties.

Trump’s surge in media attention has been matched by his position in the polls, where he is now second only to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, according to an the Real Clear Politics aggregate of polls.

So how much attention is Trump actually getting? Based on a review of 10 media outlets’ coverage in the last…

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