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Don Lemon: Don’t Blame Media for Trump Dominating Coverage, Blame His Opponents

don lemonCNN’s Don Lemon said today that the media doesn’t really deserve blame for how much Donald Trump has dominated the media––his campaign rivals do.

Lemon spoke with Sirius XM’s Dean Obeidallah today and said that “yes, Donald Trump is good for ratings,” but he doesn’t think the media’s “complicit” in his rise. He said that cable news was putting him on “because he accepted the interviews.”

The New Yorker in Trump, Lemon said, knew how to play the media and his rivals refused to do that many interviews or take the gloves off early on against Trump, when it mattered.

So Lemon said that while the media has responsibility for how it covers the race, he doesn’t really blame the press for his rise and “many people only have themselves to blame.”

You can listen above, via Sirius XM’s The Dean Obeidallah Show.

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