A post-election media play by Donald Trump has long been rumored and speculated on by the political and media chattering classes, and would help weave together elements of the often baffling Trump campaign narrative, including the appointment of Breitbart Chairman Stephen Bannon as campaign CEO and the shadowy role of Roger Ailes as a campaign adviser. (Ailes, the recently ousted chief of the Fox News Channel, "would be prohibited from working on a Trump television venture by the terms of his exit agreement with the news network," the FT notes.)
One person who might benefit in the short term from the FT's report: self-described "#NeverTrump advocate and conservative pundit" Ben Howe, who has been raising funds for a Trump documentary that he's titled "The Sociopath."
A little over a month ago, Howe uploaded a possibly prescient parody promo for Trump TV (below) on YouTube. It imagines Trump TV shows hosted by Laura Ingraham, Ben Carson, Alex Jones and Ann Coulter, and includes an on-screen statement at the end: "It's Trump TV if he loses. It's Trump's America if he wins." The modest view count on the video (291 as of this writing) is probably going to go up a bit all of a sudden.
Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.