According to the BBC, Donald J Trump was not popular with America’s newspapers. Of the 100 top circulation print newspapers, two endorsed Trump.
More than 200 newspapers supported Clinton, while Trump received the backing of fewer than 20.
Trump’s victory, then, was a brutal kick in the teeth for those loathed pundits, insiders and “righteous mongers”. But it was also a humiliation for the thousands of journalists who had spent months trying to warn the public about Donald J Trump.
This was one almighty, two-fingered salute to much of the “mainstream media”.
And this “fringe” is generating large amounts of traffic. The online analytics company Tubular Insights identified in the middle of the campaign that when it came to online news, the site creating videos that were generating the greatest levels of engagement (likes, shares etc) was Infowars.
Another star of what has become known as the “alt-right” is Breitbart, a news website with an agenda opposed to anything it deems politically correct or multicultural.
It’s Alexa online ranking puts it above the LA Times, the New York Post, Vox, Slate and the New Yorker, not to mention CBS, NBC and ABC’s news sites.