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Mainstream Media Disregards Clinton Campaign’s Spying Scandal

Durham, El American

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The liberal media has all but disregarded special prosecutor John Durham’s revelations that Hillary Clinton’s campaign hired specialists to infiltrate Trump Tower and White House servers in order to spy on the former administration and create a false link to Russia.

According to a Fox News investigation, liberal media coverage of Durham’s finding has been almost nil. As of Monday night, only CNN had devoted less than 3 minutes to the topic during a segment of The Lead with Jake Tapper.

For its part, MSNBC, which made the investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election a major topic during the Trump administration years, dedicated a segment on Morning Joe this Tuesday, nearly 4 days after the new revelations.

As Fox News notes, none of the primetime shows on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC have made any mention of the facts in their morning or evening broadcasts, although NBC published an online report Monday night.

Scarce reports in print media on Durham findings

The New York Times (NYT) devoted an article accusing the “right-wing media” of “off-track narrative” about the case, even calling it “byzantine” and questioning whether the facts “merits coverage” in the press.

“These narratives are often based on a misleading presentation of the facts or outright misinformation,” wrote NYT reporter Charlie Savage in his article, who also notes that delving into the issue would require too much “mental energy” on the part of readers.

The Washington Post also turned a blind eye. Instead of publishing a report detailing Durham’s findings, the Post ran an analysis column answering the question, “Why Trump is once again claiming that he was spied upon in 2016?”

In addition, the Post’s analysis calls into question the Clinton campaign’s responsibility for spying against Donald Trump’s private properties and his White House office.

“If it’s evidence of Trump being “spied on,” as the former president has also claimed in recent days, it’s a very broad sort of spying — collecting all the domain-name lookups from a physical location or a network — being conducted not by the Obama administration or by Hillary Clinton, but by an anti-Trump lawyer,” the article reads.

Notably, both the NYT and Washington Post received a Pulitzer Price in 2018 for, according to the organization, conducting “deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.”

According to Google search results and their news platforms, neither the Associated Press, Reuters, USA Today, Axios, NPR and Politico have devoted any space to providing coverage of Durham’s revelations.

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