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Donald Trump's Potential Presidential Bid Scares the Liberal Media

It's uncertain whether Donald Trump will run for president at this time, but he's causing quite the stir. The billionaire real estate mogul and star of The Apprentice has been all over the headlines for the past few weeks because he's been the first mainstream individual to take on President Obama's missing long form birth certificate. It's too early to support or dismiss any candidate - especially Trump, who's taken just about every side on the issues - but Trump's potential bid for the presidency does frighten one entity: the liberal mainstream media.

Donald Trump possesses something that almost every potential Republican presidential candidate lacks, and that's his ability to command attention. He's a PR machine; everything he does has a focus on building his brand and his image. If he decides not to run for president, he's generated more awareness more The Apprentice than traditional marketing could have done. Essentially, when Donald Trump talks, everyone listens - whether they like it or not. And that scares the liberal establishment in the media.

Since his birther comments a few weeks ago, every single day there have been many articles attacking and dismissing the businessman. More work has been put into discrediting Trump in four weeks than the liberal media put into looking at Obama's past. In psychology, when an individual feels threatened, they typically respond in three ways: fight, flight or freeze. In this case, the media is fighting Donald Trump and trying to discredit him in every sense of the way.

The problem for them is that it's not working because Trump simply talks over them. No longer can pathetic liberal reporters get away with injecting their own editorial into an objective news report - Trump isn't afraid to go on the offensive, call them out and embarrass them. Just look at how he called out Gail Collins at The New York Times last week:

"Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent. Her storytelling ability and word usage (coming from me, who has written many bestsellers), is not at a very high level."

The talking heads, including potential GOP 2012 candidates, are often all talk, but few have called out Obama as Trump has. The problem is that Trump has taken just about every side on the issues, making him unreliable. His advantage is his business, something that's non-existent in the Obama administration, and communication skills. Most importantly, it's his ability to command attention. By being obsessed with everything Trump related, the Donald has the potential to overcome Obama's Brown Shirts and minions that are gearing up for the re-election.

Trump would mop the floor with Obama in a debate. Obama is not a good speaker, he's a good reader. Get him off teleprompter and it's just as bad as Vice President Joe Biden at open mic night.

As we mentioned, it's way too early to make any decisions about 2012 candidates. Trump could even run as an independent if he doesn't win the Republican ticket. Conspiracy goons even believe he's a plant of Hillary Clinton to split Obama votes from the independents! All we can say is that the liberal media, including the bed wetters at Media Matters, won't know what to do if Trump makes his bid official. They'll quickly be on the defensive as soon as the Donald takes them to task.

Chuck Justice is the editor-in-chief for Habledash.

*This is not an endorsement of Donald Trump for president.


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