If you're feeling dizzy and nauseous from media idiocy deja vu, this post from August will help explain why:
He Can’t Go Down With Three Barrels On Him!
Not with three he can’t.Sure he can:New NBC News/Survey Monkey Poll: Donald Trump Still in the Lead After DebatesIf Donald Trump's comments about Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly are hurting his standing in the Republican primary, it's not showing in the numbers.According to the latest NBC News Online Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, Trump is at the top of the list of GOP candidates that Republican primary voters would cast a ballot for if the primary were being held right now.The overnight poll was conducted for 24 hours from Friday evening into Saturday. During that period, Donald Trump stayed in the headlines due to his negative comments about Kelly and was dis-invited from a major conservative gathering in Atlanta.None of that stopped Trump from coming in at the top of the poll with 23 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz was next on the list with 13 percent...
Last August, for a few days "Trump + Fox + "debates" + a fight!fight!fight! with Megyn Kelly" was the hot junk news that the entire Beltway "covered" like a pack of weasels in heat.
Donald Trump, in Feud With Fox News, Shuns DebateDonald J. Trump and Fox News, the candidate who has reordered the Republican presidential race and the cable network of choice for many of the party’s voters, stared each other down on Tuesday over his demand that the news anchor Megyn Kelly be dumped from moderating Thursday’s debate, the last before Monday’s caucuses.The network did not blink. So Mr. Trump walked.Mr. Trump’s announcement here that he would “probably,” or would “most likely,” or was “pretty close to” irrevocably planning to skip the debate — an aide put it more directly — created a gaping uncertainty at the center of the Republican nominating contest just as it was formally about to begin in Iowa....
It's a circus, and what is a circus without clowns and acrobats in tights and monkeys riding tigers.
The only real question has ever been, "Who is the ringmaster?" and from where I'm sitting up here in the cheap seats, it sure looks like Donald Trump. Because once the squabbling mole rats at the RNC who are still allegedly in charge of the Republican party and sanctioning Republican gladiatorial contests established precedent by kicking the odious Rich Lowry to the curb because his presence would annoy their ratings rain-maker Donald Trump --
National Review publisher Jack Fowler told BuzzFeed News in an email Thursday night that he was not surprised that the RNC had rescinded its invitation to the magazine to co-host a GOP debate next month. “That said I would argue that the RNC should have waited for someone to complain, if someone was going to,” Fowler said. “The presumption is that our moderator / participant would not have asked an intelligent / fair question.”
-- why is it now suddenly unreasonable for The Donald to expect other Republican debate organizers to bow to any of his other peremptory challenges?