TRUMP-FREE, FOR 24 HOURS
They don’t care much for President Trump, and for a 24-hour period, they did without him. That would be Salon, which declared itself to be “Trump-free” on Tuesday as an experiment in journalism. Or something.
“The entire American media has been caught in an endless feedback loop, and we are not immune. But public fascination with his words, deeds and actions has barely ebbed since Election Day or Inauguration Day, if it has ebbed at all. His name and face remain surefire clickbait, for our site and virtually everyone else’s,” the editors noted in a public message.
“Do Salon’s readers actually want a day without You Know Who? Or a week? Or a lifetime? Or is this the media equivalent of buying three bunches of kale, knowing full well you will let them rot in the veggie drawer?” they noted, inviting the inevitable reader feedback.