It was an opportune moment for Washingtonian’s Benjamin Freed to take a look at just how much Donald Trump coverage The Washington Post can bear.
While Freed crunched some quick digital numbers for March to come up with a daily Trump average of 92 articles, the meat of his piece counts and describes all of the Post’s print pieces on Trump for today. It was, in many ways, a microcosm of all Trump coverage, a collection that highlighted the deep qualitative differences in Trump pieces, from Trump’s place within the horserace, to the paparazzi-like obsession with documenting every handshake, meeting, utterance, to well-thought-out critiques.
But when the sheer volume of Trump coverage overwhelms the nature of content itself, then even critical, illuminating content fails to persuade (or dissuade) or contribute to a public shift in perception, as least as it plays out at the polls.
It’s hard to notice the special snowflakes when caught in Trump blizzard.