The job of the news media–radio, television and cable, print, internet—is to expose the hypocrisy and shortcomings of our political parties and leaders, and particularly their Presidential candidates!
It is NOT the job of news media and journalism to “cozy up” to any public figure, but rather to hold their “feet to the fire!”
Only in a dictatorship are news media the lackeys of the government and its leaders!
So if a politician at any level or a Presidential candidate cannot handle being exposed and shown for what he or she really is, tough on them, and if unable to handle it, then the answer is to withdraw from competition to be our leaders.
So there is no sympathy or empathy that should be visited toward Donald Trump, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or any of the multitude of other Presidential candidates.
And anyone who, somehow, believes, that Barack Obama has not faced the same scrutiny is a liar and a propagandist!
So, in summary, if one “cannot stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!”