Joe Piscopo: Trump ‘Played the Media Perfectly;’ ‘Media Got Mad at Themselves’

Brittany M. Hughes | July 22, 2016
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did such a good job of getting media to give him publicity that they they’re complaining that they’re “mad at themselves,” entertainer Joe Piscopo told MRCTV.

In an exclusive interview with MRCTV at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, Piscopo responded to a question about media bias and sensationalism of anti-Trump protests:

“It’s all about ratings, isn’t it? You know, they put Donald on, they put Mr. Trump on, and Mr. Trump, I thought, played the media perfectly. He knew exactly what he was doing. And, he went out and he got all that publicity.

And, then, I think somebody said it on my show, the media got mad at themselves for giving Donald….he may very well be, and could very well be the next president of the United States.”

Piscopo also warned of the dangers of powerful media promoting a biased narrative, and praised MRCTV’s parent organization for the work it does to keep the media honest:

“The media is very, very powerful and it’s great what that the Media Research Center does, it’s very, very important in that regard, just keeping a watch on everything.

Because, you know what, when my kids watch it, they’ll say things to me, and they’ll come off of the narrative of the mainstream media – and that’s dangerous.”

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