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When the NYTimes is Part of the Story

This is the blurb the NYT put up on the story about the Simpson testimony on the Steele Dossier that Feinstein released yesterday.

Two things: 1.) it was “below the fold” digitally. You’d think that it would be right under the story about the DACA court ruling but I actually had to scroll quite a ways down the page to find it. 2.) the words “salacious” and “unsubstantiated” are a little over the top. For the record, there is nothing in the dossier that has been proven untrue. Chris Steele was a well respected former British Intelligence officer who area of expertise was Russia. Some of the details may be inaccurate (I’ve heard that there are a total of 2 of them, both very minor) but everything else checks out.

So what might the NYT be objecting to? Maybe it was the part of Simpson’s testimony where he relates that Steele stopped cooperating with the FBI after he initially contacted it when he saw the NYT headline in late October 2016 that the FBI had concluded there was no link between the Trump Campaign and Russia when he knew that the exact opposite was the case. Steele was justifiably concerned that some elements of the FBI in New York were compromised or were working with the Trump campaign. Indeed, it was putting its finger on the scale for Trump in the last couple weeks of the campaign. And the NYT just dutifully wrote it up without much question.

The paper of record really did a number on Hillary Clinton. And anyone who’s ever been in high school knows that when the popular kids start hating on you, four years can feel like forever and no one wants to be your friend. People are herd animals. They follow. If everyone is avoiding you and talking smack about you, it’s not long before you’re “unlikeable”, “not transparent”, “untrustworthy”, etc. We all know how this works.

It’s like blaming Hillary for not visiting Michigan and Wisconsin when anyone familiar with national campaign know that winning them wouldn’t have made a damn bit of difference if she lost Pennsylvania. But let’s give some aggrieved white guys in MI and WI time on TV to whine about how insulted they were and ignore all the stupid lefties who voted for Jill Stein.

The NYT crafted a narrative about Hillary and took every opportunity to make her news unpleasant and difficult while greasing the skids for Trump.

The only thing we need to know now is why.

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29 Responses

  1. And they (NYT) did everything to place this boor in the WH.

    He has no concept of rule of law. He is as ignorant as they get. A judge on a panel one time simply said this: ‘what is the purpose of a law? When there is a conflict, the resolution must be consistent and predictable every time and that is what the law is there for.’ Don’t undermine the very foundation of this country.

    • The 9th Circuit is utterly lawless – as indicated by their rulings constantly being overturned by higher courts. You’re a smart lady, I’m sure you could understand this uncomplicated point, if your brain wasn’t addled with Trump derangement.

      • Blizzy says pm317’s brain is addled.

        Next, I guess, Elmer Fudd will tell pm317 she talks funny. 😛

        Oh, and ‘bye, Felicia.

        • Not worth our time, IBW. They have put this country on a path of decline by voting for this motherfucker and if they have any children, it is the ultimate dereliction of duty.

  2. See what happens when they install corrupt mfers everywhere who evade rule of law. Florida is out because he has a beach front property. Put an oil rig right in front of it, I say.

  3. Media approved! Media is every excited about Oprah. They will force us to vote for her, won’t they? US presidency = a billionaire’s vanity project. When Krakauer exposed the Everest debacle, I think there was one wealthy female who reached the summit mostly by other people carrying her up there. There is an analogy here, somewhere.

  4. The fucking ‘child’ wants its toy! Do the stupid trump voters know that he could not get Mexico to pay for it and he is saddling them with billions on unwanted ‘wall’ because of his ego?

  5. This guy at WAPO has been suspended but this is how he covered Hillary in 2008:

  6. I think all NYT problem reporters should be shunned by TV people. Don’t put them on panels. Least of all that guy Ken Vogel or MAGA Maggie.

  7. Wow, check this thread out.

    • And here I thought that “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” was a fantasy.

  8. We are not in Kansas anymore, trump idiot! Why can’t our TV/Print “journalists/reporters” do this to trump mfers?

  9. Wow, these guys are crooks through and through.

  10. Perhaps Alex Jones got confused because the SS wore black uniforms? 😛

  11. “The NYT crafted a narrative about Hillary and took every opportunity to make her news unpleasant and difficult while greasing the skids for Trump.”

    This is what still sickens me. This narrative didn’t even allow us to express how much we loved and respected Hillary. We didn’t get to talk about her record enough or her well thought out plans. We had to spend all our efforts refuting bogus stories about emails and sexist likability polls. It was exhausting! We weren’t allowed to revel in the moment like Obama supporters got to… remember how every sip of water he took was “historic”? With Hillary any mention of historacy was an afterthought. It was always “despite of what you may feel about Hillary” or “people don’t like her but…” it’s all so infuriating and sad sometimes

    • Yeah, I expect the anti-Clinton smear campaign will go down as the most successful of its kind in U. S. history, tempered only by the fact that it failed to keep Bill out of the White House–though he didn’t have to run against Vladimir Satanovich Putin.

      • It turned out the old Soviet strategy of subverting the USA works just fine after all–all they had to do was swap out Marxism for White Supremacism. 👿

  12. This guy is running for senate!

  13. Come on, people! What is the end game here? Shameless motherfuckers that the Republicans are, are not going to do anything about the racist shithole fucker in the WH. We just have to go after them and kick them out in every fucking election in 2018.

  14. Sen. Mark Warner tweeted this but the ignorant boor motherfucker in the WH really does not know what it means, literally. Take a look at the other tweet below this.

  15. How ignorant can you be?

  16. Yeah, This is it! Let his base go to hell. We, who don’t like this shithole MATTER! Show it.

  17. 4 US soldiers lost their life in Africa recently.

  18. “It’s like blaming Hillary for not visiting Michigan and Wisconsin when anyone familiar with national campaign know that winning them wouldn’t have made a damn bit of difference if she lost Pennsylvania. But let’s give some aggrieved white guys in MI and WI time on TV to whine about how insulted they were and ignore all the stupid lefties who voted for Jill Stein.”

    I cannot “Amen” this quote enough.

  19. Am I naïve to hope that at least we’re at the end of the beginning?

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