The Tabloidization of the News

newspaper-1595773_640-1The New York Times Magazine:  Gennifer Flowers, Donald Trump and the Making of the Sex-Scandal Culture

On Saturday, Donald Trump once again used his Twitter feed to kick up a news microcycle when he tweeted that if Mark Cuban, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and occasional Trump nemesis, was going to attend the debate, “perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!” Trump’s campaign was quick to clarify that he was just making a point, but by merely mentioning the idea, Trump managed to reopen a chapter of ancient Clinton history that has played a mercifully small role in an otherwise sordid election cycle.

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