"I am sure I am not the only young reporter who has learned the lesson—news is what your editor and his or her friends decide it is.
I am reminded of this tale as I watch the rise of Donald Trump and the hand-wringing by major journalists who “didn’t see it coming.”
Well, of course not. If you never leave the Beltway or the Washington-to-New York corridor; if you never attend a networking event with a small business owner; if you never go to a soccer game with a lot of middle-class parents; if all your ethnic minority friends are living in the upper 20 percent—then, yes, you were going to miss the rising popularity of Donald Trump.
There is no better example of American journalism talking to itself while missing the biggest story in national politics in decades."
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