Skip to comments.New York Times wasn't always so suspicious of 'secretive communications' with Russia
Posted on 01/15/2019 5:59:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Newsrooms turned their attention again this week to the never-ending Russia investigation and their storylines on President Trumps relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. So its as good a time as any to recall the New York Times posture on Russia before 2016.
The Times editorial board on Monday listed all the ways Trump is perceived by Democrats and liberals in the news media as working to advance Russian interests, including his secretive communications with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. In this case secretive communications is short for: Trump had a meeting with Putin, but Trump asked that the American interpreter not share details of the encounter with others. (So secretive was the meeting that our top diplomat, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was present for it.)
But the Times was much more generous in describing what you might otherwise call secretive communications with Russia when Barack Obama was president. In 2012, during his re-election campaign, Obama was caught by a hot mic whispering to then-President Dmitry Medvedev that he was potentially willing to roll back missile defense initiatives in Europe, something the Russians wanted very much, but not until the 2012 election, the last chance for voters to hold Obama accountable, was over.
On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but its important for him to give me space, Obama told Medvedev, referring to Putin, who would be taking Medvedevs place in two months. This is my last election, Obama continued. After my election I have more flexibility.
Unlike Trumps meeting with Putin, which Tillerson witnessed, Obamas conversation about his explicit willingness to bow to Russian interests wasnt supposed to be heard by anyone at all. And yet a Times news story charitably described the exchange as a private moment of candor.
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Ted Kennedy tried to get the Soviets to hurt Reagan politically
Saw a Deep State shill on Tu Jed tonight talking domino theory for Europe to explain us paying billions to NATO. They were okay when Russia was communist. A few anti gay parades and theyre ready for WW 3.
Ted Kennedy’s treasonous letter.