Lawrence O’Donnell has made some stunning claims about Donald Trump. While Trump was “running for president,” why weren’t these issues front and center for the media? After all, there’s a long way to fall from successful billionaire to financial failure-liar. I don’t know how accurate O’Donnell is, but he looks every bit as confident as Trump looked when Trump was allegedly running for president. If there is truth to O’Donnell’s claim that Trump is a billionaire, why did the media so readily call him “billionaire” as opposed to “alleged billionaire”? I’ll be watching to hear more about these allegations, but I suspect that they are true based upon a gut feeling and based on ample evidence that the modern American media excels at serving as the stenographer for (allegedly) powerful media-savvy people.