Cultural Trumpism: You Deserve Blame Too. By Erick Erickson
Excerpt: How many years did NBC build up Donald Trump as a reality star while knowing what type of person he was? They made Donald Trump a bigger celebrity and rode his coat tails to fortune and profit. They were perfectly happy to turn a blind eye to him as long as he profited them. Even this year, in the primaries, news organizations chose to ignore the skeletons in Trump’s closet and the audacity of his positions because he generated ratings in profits so long as the particular networks did not challenge him. And why did people in general gravitate to Trump? It is not just a sense of betrayal from the GOP. That is the easy answer. You can blame dog whistles or broken promises, but the foundational answer is staring us in the face. Who are the heroes of modern American culture?