Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by: Gage Skidmore
Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by: Gage Skidmore

Sensationalism Trumps Progress

We just started 2018 with the same broken news cycle as the year before.

Here is a classic example of the poor reporting standards in 2018:

  • Donald Trump tweets his opinion on Twitter.
  • Dozens of media outlets rush to make ‘breaking news’ about his point of view.
  • No laws are changed.
  • People get worked up and read through news coverage. After reviewing his point of view, they then post their opinion online.
  • Media outlets see a spike in online traffic.
  • No progress is made.
  • This cycle starts again with the next tweet from Donald Trump.

There is plenty of world news to cover in regards to progress being made. For the next two years we should focus on which members of the Senate and the House of Representatives we need in power to obtain the voice of the America people.

What Donald Trump says on Twitter is ‘news’ that is easy to consume. His point of view is a form of watered down information that lacks substance.

In reality, the American people need information that will directly impact their daily lives. Local politics lack the demand and sensationalism that is provided when criticizing the president.

If we go by the definition of genius, Donald Trump is not too far off with his most recent statement.



Genius, exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.

If readers want to get upset over opinionated comments, please go right ahead and be upset. But, the bigger problem is when his administration passes law that directly impacts our daily lives.