This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd suggesting that the GOP might have made a mistake building up Donald Trump after he dropped out of the 2012 presidential race.
"Is this a reap what you sow"moment, he asked on his highly-rated Sunday public affairs show while interviewing Texas Gov. Rick Perry who has come under fire from Trump.
"Is this a reap what you sow, though, issue here for the Republican Party? There was an -- the party embraced Donald Trump four years ago. Mitt Romney sought his endorsement. A lot of you did one-on-one meetings courting Donald Trump back in 2011 after he dropped out, during his whole birther craze at the time, and you actively reached out to him. In hindsight, was that a mistake for the party in general to embrace Trump four years ago?"
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "The news media have done more to embrace and promote Trump over the past few weeks than Republicans ever have."
Rating: Two out of five screams.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.