The remarks of President Trump following the violence in Charlottesville, VA, last weekend have exposed a lot of very interesting fault lines between what newsrooms think is important and what is perceived as important by voters.

Josh Kraushaar of National Journal sets it up this way:


The reaction after President Trump’s tepid response to the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville was swift and severe. One broadcast network devoted its entire nightly newscast to Trump’s chaotic press conference on Tuesday. The next day, The Economist portrayed the president screaming into a bullhorn shaped as a Ku Klux Klan hood on its cover—with other news magazines following suit.

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