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Yahoo News’ Hit Piece on Trump Is… Lacking

This is the post in its entirety (at the time of my posting.)

When They Were Young: Trump the ‘Really Smart’ College Student

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Part of an OZY series on the college years of 2016 U.S. presidential candidates.

Donald Trump is not shy about reminding everyone where he went to school. “I went to the Wharton School of Finance,” he told a crowd in Phoenix last year. “I’m, like, a really smart person.” Trump arrived at Wharton, part of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1966, a transfer from Fordham University in the Bronx, with a burgundy suit, a green Ford convertible, and HUGE ambitions.

Despite his outsize presence today, though, most of Trump’s classmates have very few memories of the future business titan. Just what did the Donald get up to in college?

Video by Charlotte Buchen


That’s it. There is no video. There are no interviews with classmates. All we’re left with is sarcastiquotes around the words really smart, and a clunky exit question.

That’s journalism in 2016. (I can’t even say “leftist” journalism. I’m sure there are some right-wing sites that are breathlessly cutting and pasting this article in their blogs.)

The comments are equal parts hilarious and angry.

– click more for a taste.

-What did Trump get up to in college? Thanks to this wonderful piece of journalism, we’ll never know.

-Another Pulitzer Prize nominated article from Yahoo…

– It is not a problem checking Trumps academic record. Why was obama the sacred cow. All his records were sealed? Democrats are so honest.

-Jimmy Hoffa’s body will be unearthed before Obama’s LSAT scores show up.

-We know more about Trump’s college years from this article than we do from all that was written about Obama’s college years.

-This is ridiculous. It doesn’t matter what you think of Trump…this story should tick you off. This “writer” is trying to insinuate that Trump was a loser in college or a nobody because no one remembers him. AND? No one likely remembers me from my college either. I was working and busting my hump trying to study and get my bills paid. I wasn’t a partier and had a steady boyfriend. I spent time with my family. AND? Am I not a relevant person now?

-I am not sure what I just read. It didn’t say anything.

-I wonder if anyone at Yahoo fully comprehends the concept of a news article.

-One of the best articles I have ever read! Very informative!

-Riveting article. How this even passes for journalism, or news is beyond me.
A 4th grader could’ve written something more insightful.

-It looks like this brilliant reporter has uncovered quite a bit of facts on Trump’s college years. He uncovered so many fine, important details. This article on Trump is absolutely brilliant. Other reporters could learn a lot from this pseudo reporter.

-This is like opening up a big beautifully rapped Christmas present and finding it’s just an empty box.

-This article almost sounds like “see, we don’t know Trump’s background in college, we better investigate for dirt”, then in the middle of writing this article, the author’s brain cell fired and thought, “Oh wait this could backfire on the anointed one”. We better drop it.




11 Comments on Yahoo News’ Hit Piece on Trump Is… Lacking

  1. I’m topped up on sarcastic, angry quips, tirades and essays about Trump. So, here’s a quote from an article this morning comparing beltway conservatives to Trump:

    “The Trump Love Affair Explained in Terms Even Beltway Pundits Can Understand


    “It’s as if Trump is courting Lady America with wine, roses and his alpha-male persona, while the Establishment candidates are lead-tongued nerds promising a tent with NSA surveillance, a bowl of soup and squatters on a burnt-out lawn.”

  2. What a pathetic nothing-burger of journalistic negligence. I am repeatedly left flummoxed by what some people get paid to write on the Internet. (I assume they’re paid?)

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