You know, it’s a great point. I think the Romney thing was a turning point. Like his policies or not, it was quite clear that this was a guy of stellar character–one unmatched in the last 100 years of US elections. Or much more.
Yet even he was smeared. So if this guy is smeared, there really is no point in heeding what the media say about morality at all. They themselves are totally immoral and they just call anything they don’t agree with immoral. So when you hear them kvetch about the morality of a Republican, it’s tough to know what is true. After all, Hillary has done all sorts of morally despicable things (and very recently, too) and yet they don’t make a peep.
In other words, the media has made that claim against everyone on the Right, so the claim is empty of meaning. There just is no content. It is merely the MSM signaling that this is not the person they prefer. To quote a movie, “If everyone is super, no one is super.”
So this whining about Donald Trump falls on deaf ears for me. He may indeed be a moral dirtbag, but there is no way to know it from the MSM. They would call anyone a moral dirtbag! There just is no truth value in what they say. I am left to making my own judgments, with little actual truth available. We truly live in a post-modern world.