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No, Trump Did Not 'Conquer Iowa.' How the Media Botched Election Coverage—Again

Posted on AllSides January 16th, 2024
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The biggest story from the Iowa Caucus wasn't about Trump. It was about media, and how their glib herd mentality massively skews our perceptions and drives our politics.

Look at how the major news outlets (the NYT, WaPo, Politico, AP, etc.) uniformly called Trump's Iowa win "decisive," "an early knockout," a "commanding" victory in which he "conquered."

Wait, what?

Donald Trump is, for all intents and purposes, running as the incumbent—quite literally; an astounding two-thirds of Iowa caucus-goers believes he is the legitimate President—yet despite the massive popularity he is...

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