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WTF MSM!? Setting the narrative before writing the story

This is how it’s done …

Misleading from the start … Last week, the Associated Press published a story about the economic benefits of the Trump tax cuts. The story focused on bonuses and claimed that companies weren’t also raising wages. It was false and misleading. The Boston Globe waited five whole days to publish the article, even though more companies had announced wage increases attributable to the tax cuts in the interim. I covered this bit of #FakeNews in depth at CR this morning.

About that Fusion GPS testimony … The media was quick to paint the testimony by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson before the Senate intelligence committee as a good thing for those who believe Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the election. National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy has read the testimony and is blowing up the media narrative. His main thesis:

See, Simpson’s got nothing. Even if we had not learned that the dossier is a partisan opposition-research screed, the Trump–Russia narrative it spouts is a house of cards. But here’s the thing: Good investigative journalists who dabble in partisan politics can be great at making nothing look like something.

But once again, the media has seized on a narrative and will protect it at all costs.

Uranium One indictment … Were you aware that the Department of Justice has secured a new indictment, on bribery charges, against someone in the DOJ probe of the Clinton-linked Uranium One scandal? It happened Friday, but you wouldn’t know it if you only got your news from network newscasts. NewsBusters explains how the networks completely ignored the damning news.

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