We don't have media literacy in America in any kind of substantive way. If we did, I think that (A) more of us would've recognized the threat that Trump posed from the beginning, and (B) no one would have been surprised at the bigotry that was in the DNA of his campaign.— Jennifer Pozner
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Donald Trump winning the electoral vote - I don't even want to say he won the election because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote - I don't think legitimizes reality TV, but I think reality TV legitimized Trump.
Trump is a very specific case. It's really gonna be hard to replicate that.
Donald Trump is a man who was the star of a network reality show that helped to create templates for the abysmally biased way in which women and people of color, in particular women of color, have been treated in reality TV for the last decade and a half.
Donald Trump was not a businessman to be admired, but an example of what's wrong with discriminatory corporate America.
I don't know how women will feel safe.
I don't know how I can feel safe with Donald Trump, who bragged about sexual assault having the most power of anyone in America, maybe the world. What does that say to every child, to every person who has been sexually assaulted, to every person in a domestic-violence situation, to anybody who has to report that kind of crime?
Being discriminatory is necessary if you want to make a lot of money.
Do I think reality TV is going to be a path to politics in a significant way? Eh, I don't know. Trump is a very specific case. It's really gonna be hard to replicate that.
This notion that you hear from his surrogates and his fans throughout the campaign - "Trump tells it like it is; he's a straight shooter" - that through line comes in large part because this is a man who was welcomed into people's living rooms every week for nearly a decade.
The more we think we're not affected by media - stereotypes, advertising - the more potential those forms of media have.
Everything Trump said and did was framed in a way to flatter him, and more importantly, flatter his worldview.