Establishment "Left" and "Right" are both terrified of Trump. I find this all quite entertaining.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

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By Seth Fiegerman2016-01-30 11:00:51 UTC

Note to Donald Trump: the media is declaring war on you.

The Huffington Post this week began placing a note at the bottom of all its articles about Donald Trump, informing readers that real estate magnate and current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination is in fact "a serial liar, rampant xenophobe" and "racist," among other critical labels.

Each of the descriptions includes a link to the publication's coverage backing up the claim.

Image: Screengrab, Mashable

The publication has since confirmed its intention to add this addendum to "all future stories" about the presidential candidate.

"No other candidate has called for banning 1.6 billion people from the country! If any other candidate makes such a proposal, we'll append a note under pieces about them," a spokesperson for The Huffington PosttoldPolitico.

The Huffington Post previously made headlines of its own earlier in the campaign cycle by placing all articles about Trump's candidacy and controversial comments in its entertainment section, rather than filing it under politics.

After Trump called for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the United States, however, The Huffington Post reversed this strategy, but promised greater scrutiny of the candidate.

"As today's vicious pronouncement makes abundantly clear, it's also morphed into something else: an ugly and dangerous force in American politics," founder Arianna Huffington wrote in a post at the time. "So we will no longer be covering his campaign in Entertainment. But that's not to say we'll be treating it as if it were a normal campaign."

The move follows several other open rebellions against Trump from major news outlets. The National Review, a conservative magazine, enlisted a passel of thinkers to write essays for its cover package, "Against Trump." Yesterday, Fox News faced down Trump as he tried to convince the network to dump anchor Megyn Kelly as a moderator for the debates, revealing he had tried to convince the network to pay $5 million to charity to get him onstage.

The rebellion, it seems, is just starting.

Topics: Business, Donald Trump, Election 2016, Huffington Post, Media, Politics