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September 20, 2017

Media Strangely Silent About Their Own Role in Covering Up the Spying Scandal

Also see Don Surber's great post, The Media's Wire-Tap Dancing, about the media's before-and-after coverage here. Before: Claiming it was a vast rightwing deranged conspiracy theory to say Trump had been wiretapped. After: Reporting he'd been wiretapped, but, somehow, forgetting completely to note their prior swearing on a stack of Bibles that this was unpossible, Because Obama Good By Definition.

The whole Russian meddling was a ruse to justify spying on Trump. The mainstream media went along with the gag because they wanted to protect Obama, and they wanted to overturn the election.

The billionaire financiers of these news organizations – particularly Sir Rupert Murdoch at Fox News, Carlos Slim at the Times, and Jeff Bezos at the Post – all backed Clinton as did Bob Iger, chief executive officer of Disney, which owned ABC and ESPN. While certainly much of the Fake News reflected liberal editors, who hired social justice warriors as reporters, corporate interests benefited from the protection from competition big government regulations provided. Bezos in particularly wanted to government’s aid in expanding his online retail empire, which is why he bought the Post.

The media became biased long before John Kennedy became president.

Hinderacker at Power Line’s reaction to Trump's tweets spoke for many, "This is astonishing to me, as I have never heard a word about this story. If the Obama administration abused the FISA process to wiretap a political opponent, it is a scandal of the first order -- the worst political scandal of my lifetime, easily. And the press has known about it and covered it up? Unbelievable."

Confident the president had no proof of subterfuge, the press mocked him.

"A Conspiracy Theory's Journey from Talk Radio to Trump’s Twitter," read a New York Times headline on March 5.

"Stephen King trolls Trumps wiretapping tweets as only a horror writer could," read a Washington Post headline on the same day.

"White House aides struggle to defend Trump wiretap claims," read a Post headline on March 6.

As Dan Greenfield suggested, the guilty must commit more transgressions to cover up their previous ones.

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