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Why Are The Media Objectively Pro-Trump? [View all]

Why Are The Media Objectively Pro-Trump?
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 10:37 AM September 13, 2016

Because they are, at this point. Itís not even false equivalence: compare the amount of attention given to the Clinton Foundation despite absence of any evidence of wrongdoing, and attention given to Trump Foundation, which engaged in more or less open bribery ó but barely made a dent in news coverage.

Clinton was harassed endlessly over failure to give press conferences, even though she was doing lots of interviews; Trump violated decades of tradition by refusing to release his taxes, amid strong suspicion that he is hiding something; the press simply dropped the subject.

Brian Beutler argues that itís about protecting the mediaís own concerns, namely access. But I donít think that works.

It doesnít explain why the Clinton emails were a never-ending story but the disappearance of millions of George W. Bush emails wasnít, or for that matter Jeb Bushís deletion of records; the revelation that Colin Powell did, indeed, offer HRC advice on how to have private email the way he did hasnít even been reported by some major news organizations.


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