One of the scariest parts about this to me is that the mainstream media actually helped propel Trump to where he is with its coverage of his earliest efforts to get in this race. Almost gleeful “reporting” from the mainstream media, especially CNN, was a main factor in giving him a veneer of legitimacy. Instead, the media should have laughed him out of the room right from the start. Every story in every newspaper and on every TV channel on Trump should have started (and should still start) with a disclaimer, stating his utter lack of qualification to hold any sort of political office. Instead, the media played him up for ratings and entertainment values. In a dark era for U.S. journalism and media, this will be remembered as one of the darkest moments.