Accuracy in Media

This morning, Time magazine announced that their Person of the Year for 2016 is President-elect Donald Trump. That probably didn’t surprise anyone given Trump’s stunning—to the media—election victory. But the magazine didn’t bestow the honor on the next president without showing its own liberal bias by calling Trump the “President of the Divided States of America.”

Trump took issue with that characterization during an interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, right after the announcement was made.

“When you say ‘divided states of America,’ I didn’t divide them,” Trump said. “They’re divided now, there’s a lot of division. And we’re going to put it back together.”

Actually, a number of polls have suggested that Barack Obama is, in fact, the most polarizing president in history.

Usually when a president is selected as the winner, Time refers to him as President or President-elect and refrains from other commentary. But Trump is apparently a special case who deserves some snark, reflecting their true feelings about him.

Time had a golden opportunity to show some respect for Trump as he prepares to take office, but they just couldn’t resist taking a shot and exposing their bias for all to see.

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