“People may say the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about at all. So, expect a Twitter rant from President Donald Trump about New York magazine’s July 8-21 edition. It doesn’t mention him at all, spare its front cover announcing it’s ‘an entire issue with nothing about Trump!’”
The New York Magazine isn’t shy about holding Trump accountable, last month the magazine published an excerpt from advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s memoir in which she accused then real estate developer of raping her in a dressing room of the New York department store Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s.
Trump has such an outsized personality and he’s always opining about every subject under the sun on Twitter, it’s difficult for a magazine or newspaper to ignore him completely in any particular issue. He’s also the President of the United States and Leader of the Free Word, which makes every incoherent speech and nonsensical tweet breaking news.
However, I hope magazines, newspapers, web sites and even cable news outlets follow the New York Magazine’s example and have a Trump-free day at least once a year. The constant onslaught of Trump-related news is killing our brain cells and poisoning our hearts, we need an occasional break from the insanity.
Trump has been featured on the cover of Time Magazine several times, yet he still has a fake issue of the beloved magazine hanging in one of his resorts. Trump is a publicity whore, and it’s incumbent upon the media to starve the beast every once in a while.
I don’t normally but the New York Magazine, or any magazine for that matter, but I will buy the July 8th issue as a way of saying: Good Job!