Opinion: Cable news channels are giving way too much coverage to Stormy Daniels
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - If aliens came down to Earth this week and turned on most American cable news channels they would probably think that porn star Stormy Daniels is the most important person in America.
Ms. Daniels is alleging that she had a brief affair with President Trump in 2006. The president has denied that allegation.
Stormy Daniels has also denied the affair, in writing, several times. Most recently, she denied it in January of this year. Keep in mind, we are talking about something that may have happened 12 years ago, long before Donald Trump ever ran for president.
So why does it feel like cable news is covering this all day every day? Because sex sells. No matter whether it actually happened or not. Also, most cable networks and shows are run and staffed by those who cannot stand President Trump and will take any opportunity to embarrass him.
On Sunday, Ms. Daniels appeared in an interview on the renowned CBS news program 60 Minutes. The only thing I really learned is just how happy Stormy is happy to cash in on her newfound fame.
Does Stormy Daniels deserve some coverage in our gossip-obsessed culture? Maybe. But should that be the only thing dominating cable news? Absolutely not.
Here is the bottom line: politically, this is a non-event for the president, no matter what most cable news hosts and talking heads would like for you to believe. Allegations like this one surfaced before the 2016 election. The president has consistently denied them and the American people saw through them when they elected him president.