The part about the Wikileaks DNC email dump the media forgot to report

The part about the Wikileaks DNC email dump the media forgot to report

The mainstream media can’t be accused of selection bias when it came to reporting the leak last week of 20,000 emails that reflected badly on the DNC. In fact, they’re still on the story. Just this morning, The New York Times reported that Julian Assange, the man behind Wikileaks, timed the dump to coincide with the Democratic Convention. OK, that item is sympathetic to the Dems and their candidate, but it’s still more-or-less news.

But it turns out the elite media aren’t quite so pure when it comes to the leak story. According to Brent Bozell and Tim Graham at CNSNews, the MSM conveniently suppressed emails revealing that the liberal media colluded with the DNC:

In February, Gawker made a Freedom of Information Act request for government emails from Hillary Clinton’s PR aide Philippe Reines. The disclosed emails exposed Politico big-foot Mike Allen. He offered a cozy Politico chat with Chelsea Clinton: “No one besides me would ask her a question, and you and I would agree on them precisely in advance.” When exposed, Allen spun the offer as “clumsy.”

…[T]he latest emails demonstrate Politico is still making a mockery of journalistic “independence.” We now learn that “reporter” Ken Vogel sent a story on Clinton fundraising to DNC national press secretary Mark Paustenbach for a pre-publication review. Now, checking for confirmation of some numbers or confirming a quote — that’s OK. But the entire story? That is journalistic malpractice. The Democrats have Politico on a leash.

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This revelation (if you can call it that) would explain the “order” former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave to MSNBC, demanding that the network stop giving her negative press for her efforts to undermine candidate Bernie Sanders.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.