From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Hijacking the media - Trump shows how easy it is
January 4th, 2013
01:19 PM ET

From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Hijacking the media - Trump shows how easy it is

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.

(CNN) - After a year of national gridlock that ended on the precipice of a cliff, Donald Trump went nuclear.

The man who called Barack Obama's re-election a travesty said Republicans could gain control of the budget showdown because they "are sitting there with a nuclear weapon": the specter of voting against a rise in the debt ceiling in the coming weeks. In other words, the GOP could get its way by again threatening to push the country into default.

The remarkable thing here is not Trump's apocalyptic advice but that the man who still doesn't concede that the president was born in Hawaii draws attention no matter what he says. The colorful businessman has a knack for hijacking the media - and he's hardly alone.

So who else does Howie think hijacked the media? Find out here.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. copy Swiss Rolex

    253588 732169Can you give me some suggestions for piece of software writing? 98281

    April 28, 2021 at 5:53 am | Reply
  2. 트루모아

    742684 786600I enjoyed reading this a lot I actually hope to read far more of your posts within the future, so Ive bookmarked your weblog. But I couldnt just bookmark it, oh no.. When I see quality websites like this one, I like to share it with others So Ive created a backlink to your web site (from 790026

    March 29, 2021 at 2:46 pm | Reply
  3. judi online

    340267 270051Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, site theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Excellent task.. 838333

    March 17, 2021 at 3:11 am | Reply
  4. penerimaan cpns kemenkumham

    300058 131249You produced some decent points there. I looked on the internet for that problem and located most individuals goes along with along with your internet website. 369340

    February 28, 2021 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  5. Pharma4

    Hello! kdkefdb interesting kdkefdb site! I'm really like it! Very, very kdkefdb good!

    May 16, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.