Factcheck: Hillary's right.

NYT Reporter: Hillary thinks it was the media’s ‘job to get Hillary Clinton elected.’ ...Well, wasn’

By —— Bio and Archives--September 22, 2017

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It doesn’t happen often but when it does - when I agree with Hillary Clinton - I like to make sure everyone knows about it.  I’m fair and unbiased like that. In this case, I’m talking about Hillary Clinton’s assertion that the “press didn’t do its job in 2016.” She’s 100% right. They didn’t.

You may think I’m going to go into a rant about how the media has been giving Hillary Clinton a free pass since the 80’s, but I’m not.  That’s not the point she’s making either.  She thinks the press failed because its job was to get her elected.  She, as we all know, was not elected.  That can’t be allowed to be her fault, so the media has become one of her scapegoats.

Here’s New York Times reporter, Amy Chozick - who was assigned to cover Hillary’s 2016 campaign - discussing the former politician’s blame game. (See Below)

Here’s the thing Chozick doesn’t want to admit.  We know, for a fact, that much of the media was either tasked with helping Hillary achieve victory, or had a pre-existing desire to do so.  Leaked emails, anonymous sources, and simple common sense provide all the evidence we could ever need.

Hillary Clinton wanted President Trump to be her opponent because, supposedly, he’d be easy to beat. A memo circulated which indicated as much.

Then, the Podesta emails leaked, and we got a first-hand glimpse of how the Clinton campaign was colluding with the press to win the White House.  Those communications revealed that at least one Politico reporter was sending his work to Podesta for approval, that Hillary’s campaign was being given debate questions by CNN’s Donna Brazile, and even contained an “off the record event”  summary which showed that reporters from CNN, NBC, CBS, NYT, and MSNBC, were meeting for a discussion on how to “frame the race.”

They were given one job, and they failed

There’s even an indication that the liberal paper of record, The New York Times, was running its material past the Clinton machine - And, oh look, Amy Chozick herself gets a mention.

Add to all of that the fact that 90% of Trump’s press coverage was negative and that most of the media’s political contributions go to Democrats, and the pattern becomes painfully blatant. The bottom line is that any thinking person with a reasonable ability to spot bias knows full well that most of the press was desperately trying to help Hillary. However, even they couldn’t prop up such as disastrously bad candidate. They couldn’t force her to go to Wisconsin, either.

I’m not saying they didn’t try, or that their candidate’s loss was their fault.  They did the best they could and incinerated the last of their credibility in the process. But Hillary is right.

They were given one job, and they failed.


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