I admire and applaud the expert and ambitious trollery here, Clay. And it’s a smart insight that soon-to-be-landslide-loser Donald J. Trump will almost certainly launch a Trump News Network to capitalize on his newly enlarged fanbase. But TNN is likely to have as much staying power as Trump Steaks. Or the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Clickbait assertions aside, there’s just no questioning that a personality-driven entertainment property is vastly less damaging to the American republic than electing a president who is as narcissistic, reckless, racist, sexist, uninformed, incurious, and rancorous as Trump.

Partner/co-founder: Higher Ground Labs. Venture fellow: betaworks. Board: Access Now, Public Knowledge. Nerd, really. <http://andrew.mclaughl.in>

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