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Wayne Barrett, Donald Trump, and the Death of the American Press [FLASHBACK]
The Tablet ^ | February 22, 2017 | Lee Smith

Posted on 03/29/2019 2:58:17 PM PDT by edwinland

So when does the other shoe drop? Who’s going to break the story proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the president of the United States is so deeply connected to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the White House has become a Muscovite colony in all but name?

Time to use some common sense—it’s not going to happen, there is no story.


Barrett had Trump on a whole variety of issues, but check the records yourself—up until the day of his death, the day before Trump’s inauguration, there’s nothing on Trump and Putin. ...

The Russia story is evidence that top reporters are still feeding from the same trough—political operatives, intelligence agencies, etc.—because they don’t know how to do anything else, and their editors don’t dare let the competition get out ahead. Why would the Post, for instance, let the Times carve out a bigger market share of the anti-Trump resistance? And what’s the alternative? Report the story honestly? Don’t publish questionably sourced innuendo as news?

And still, you ask, how could the Russia story be nonsense? All the major media outlets are on it. Better to cover yourself—maybe it’s true, because the press can’t really be this inept and corrupt, so there’s got to be something to it.

I say this not only out of respect for a late colleague, but in the hope that journalism may once again merit the trust of the American public. Wayne Barrett had this file for 40 years, and if neither he nor the reporters he trained got this story, it’s not a story.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: journalism; media; russia; trump; villagevoice; warongiuliani; warontrump; waynebarrett
Absolutely brilliant article from over TWO YEARS ago not just calling out the whole Russia hoax, but also giving real background on where and how the MSM lost their moorings and then their minds.
1 posted on 03/29/2019 2:58:17 PM PDT by edwinland
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“Wag The Dog was just a movie. Destroy Trump was a reality based on the same tactics as Wag The Dog. In Wag the Dog the media were useful idiots. In the Destroy Trump action, the media were complicit partners.

2 posted on 03/29/2019 3:40:11 PM PDT by cpdiii ( canecutter, deckhand, roughneck, geologist, pilot, pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR)
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