O’Keefe strikes again … James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas just struck again. In the third part of his “American Pravda, NYT” series, O’Keefe released video of a senior staff editor of the New York Times admitting that Times journalists wrote what they deemed negative stories about President Trump and Vice President Pence during the election in order to sway voters. Watch the full video here.
Driving policy changes at the Times … The Project Veritas investigations have caused the Times to alter its social media policy. In a nutshell, the Times told newsroom employees — even those who don’t cover politics — that they should not share personal opinions on their personal social media accounts. This was met with derision by journalists at other publications. O’Keefe’s exposés moved them in this direction. I have a concern, though; this reeks of the Times trying to hide the bias of journalists. Isn’t it better that with transparency, we knew of their bias?
Note the Pence stuff … In the video, the Times employee showed particular venom for Vice President Pence, saying that he was “very religious,” as if that were a slur. That sentiment has been a growing theme in the commentariat lately on the Left. National Review’s Jim Geraghty went through it in his daily email yesterday.
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Reporter murdered? … The reporter who led the “Panama Papers” investigation that uncovered corruption in Malta, and how the powerful and criminals use offshore accounts to hide cash, was found dead yesterday. She was reportedly killed by a car bomb in Malta, where much of her work was done. There are journalists who follow a story wherever it may lead. Daphne Caruana Galizia was one of them.
ABC’s Ross at it again … As Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was set to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior in a military court on Monday, ABC’s Brian Ross decided it was time to run cover for him. Ross and three other ABC journalists ran a story trying to paint Berghdal in a good light. It ran with Berghdal’s assertion that because Trump was president, he couldn’t get a fair trial anyway. There was no mention of the six soldiers who died searching for Bergdahl.
FBI found Russia plot … Remember how the media ran cover for Hillary Clinton regarding payments to the Clinton Foundation from Russians before a controversial deal giving a Russian company control of uranium in the US? Well, today we find out not only was that true, but also that the FBI started investigating in in 2009 — the first year of the Obama administration. Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey has excellent insight into what it all means. But remember, Politifact and Snopes told us there was nothing to see there. Expect the rest of the MSM to cover this up today.
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