Keller @ Large: Enmity Can Be Your Richest Reward

May 6, 2014 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Enmity Can Be Your Richest Reward
" BOSTON (CBS) – If you want to become a political reporter, it’s probably best if you don’t care about being popular.

If you’re doing the job properly, the people you’re covering won’t like you most of the time and fully half the people following your work will be furious at you for allegedly being in the tank with the other half.

But sometimes, enmity is your richest reward.

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That would be the case with fresh vitriol directed at political reporters as part of a more general tirade against the press, by none other than Donald Trump, a real estate developer, beauty pageant promoter and fake presidential candidate, once referred to by a major national magazine as “a short-fingered vulgarian.”

Reporters are really dishonest, especially political reporters, Trump told his hosts on a national TV talk show Monday. His evidence? That the press “does not want to talk about Benghazi and has been unfair in its coverage of Donald Sterling.”

On that latter point, perhaps Trump feels a special kinship to Sterling. They’re both filthy rich and richly ignorant when it comes to respect for other races "

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