The media have likewise been off base from the beginning. In mid-July, Peter Fenn of U.S. News & World Report asked, "Now, seriously, does anyone truly believe his fame and fortune are going to get him anywhere in a presidential primary, let alone a general election? His candidacy has been a joke from the start. He makes for great copy, but so did Jack the Ripper. He has no filter. His ego couldn't fit inside the Empire State Building. He has no knowledge of the issues. He is all hat and no cattle, as they say in Texas. He was born on third base and thought he hit a triple." No one in his or her right mind, Mr. Fenn went on, believes that Mr. Trump is a serious candidate.