SEVEN YEARS after the launch of the Deep State Russiagate scandal, far-left journalism “watchdog”, The Columbia Journalism Review, issued a scathing indictment of The New York Times, Washington Post, and all of the leftist mainstream outlets for their completely dishonest coverage of the Trump-Russiagate scandal.
The mainstream media led the assault day after day spreading lies about Trump, his family, his associates, and his business being somehow connected to and controlled by Putin and Russia.
President Trump had to deal with this during his campaign, before his inauguration, and throughout his first term — and it was all a Deep State and Democrat Party-generated lie pushed by the leftwing media.
Of course, Democrats ate it all up. And The New York Times and Washington Post even won a Pulitzer Prize for peddling their disgusting lies against President Trump.
This week the far-left Columbia Journalism Review published a scathing indictment of the mainstream media and their Russiagate lies.
After all, Trump is now out of office and they have no need to continue to push this lie against him. After all, they are working on new lies today including the “classified documents” lie and the “election interference” lie.
Via FOX News.
The liberal media watchdog the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) published a wide-ranging retrospective of the media’s Russiagate coverage that examined several news organizations and their various roles throughout the Trump-Russia saga, leveling the most criticism toward The New York Times.
“No narrative did more to shape Trump’s relations with the press than Russiagate. The story, which included the Steele dossier and the Mueller report among other totemic moments, resulted in Pulitzer Prizes as well as embarrassing retractions and damaged careers,” CJR executive editor Kyle Pope wrote in an editor’s note.
Pope explained that the CJR spent the past 18 months “examining the American media’s coverage of Trump and Russia in granular detail” to determine what it means as Americans inch closer to the 2024 election.
The findings were published in a lengthy, four-part series. The first section begins with a story about then-New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet’s reaction when he found out Special Counsel Robert Mueller didn’t plan to pursue Trump’s ousting, telling his staff “Holy s—, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.”
“Baquet, speaking to his colleagues in a town hall meeting soon after the testimony concluded, acknowledged the Times had been caught ‘a little tiny bit flat-footed’ by the outcome of Mueller’s investigation,” wrote Jeff Gerth, the investigative reporter who authored the lengthy CJR retrospective.
“That would prove to be more than an understatement,” Gerth continued. “But neither Baquet nor his successor, nor any of the paper’s reporters, would offer anything like a postmortem of the paper’s Trump-Russia saga, unlike the examination the Times did of its coverage before the Iraq War.”
Michael Shellenberger posted a thread on Twitter on this CJR report.
“Before the 2016 election, most Americans trusted the traditional media and the trend was positive…Today, the US media has the lowest credibility—26 percent—among forty-six nations”
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— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) January 31, 2023
Judge Alex Ferrer speaks for all of us…
Reading this entire thread, you can understand why Trump called the media the Enemy of the People. It wasn’t isolated journalists; it was entire organizations. What I wish someone would do is put out a comprehensive list of all of the journalists so we can avoid their reporting.
— Judge Alex Ferrer (@judgealexferrer) February 1, 2023