This is a good roundup and analysis of press coverage by Columbia Journalism Review of Donald Trump’s made-for-TV announcement of the apparent killing of the leader of ISIS.


Amid all this, the substance of what was, undoubtedly, an important day got a bit lost, or at least a bit diluted: “I think we should be focusing on the death of the head of ISIS, instead of the back half of Trump’s (admittedly bizarre) presser,” Noah Shachtman, editor in chief of the Daily Beast, complained.

Then there was the World Series, where a video appearance of Trump was lustily booed and prompted a “Lock Him Up!” chant.