“NY Times: Trump’s “Mammoth Advantage In Free Media” Helps Him Win Primary After Primary”

MEDIA MATTERS

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“A New York Times report highlighted that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s “mammoth advantage in free media” coverage over potentially “any candidate ever,” may be part of the reason “he wins primary after primary with one of the smallest campaign budgets.”

Trump has dominated the news cycle for months. A Media Matters report found that Fox News in particular has given Trump nearly $30 million in free airtime since the launch of his presidential bid. Broadcast news outlets have received criticism for Trump’s “unprecedented” access via phone interviews.” MORE