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MSM reporting on the State Dept.’s Hillary Clinton email report is a textbook case of media bias

CNN legal expert: 'No big deal'

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In a Friday news dump, the State Department released the findings of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official State Department business. State found nearly 600 violations of sending classified information over the unsecured server. Thirty-eight people were identified as having done wrong. But you wouldn't know that if you consumed just MSM headlines.

Here's how a variety of news organizations headlined the story:

  • NY Times: "State Dept. inquiry into Clinton Emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information"
  • Washington Post: "State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information"
  • Politico: "State Dept. finds no 'systemic' classified violation in Hillary Clinton private-server emails"
  • Vox: "Clinton's email practices were risky but not malicious, State Department finds"

You get the idea. Clinton really didn't do anything wrong. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin apologized, " As a journalist, I regret my role in blowing this story out of proportion."

Out of proportion? Nearly 600 pieces of classified information were sent unsecured over the internet. But in Toobin's words, "no big deal."

This is how the government and media collude to run their narrative on a story, folks.

U.S. attorney's investigation 'not clear' …

On Saturday, NBC News reported that the Department of Justice's probe into the origin of the Russian collusion narrative has expanded. Its reporting is full of blatant bias calling into question the legitimacy of the probe.

This is how they do it. Here's the subhead of the article, "If U.S. Attorney John Durham is conducting a criminal investigation, it's not clear what allegations of wrongdoing are being examined."

"A review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the Russia investigation has expanded significantly amid concerns about whether the probe has any legal or factual basis," is how the lede is worded.

John Durham is one of the Department of Justice's most successful U.S. attorneys at rooting out corruption. But the media wants you to think he's running a rogue investigation.

What type of investigation would you trust? One that had frequent leaks like the so-called Russian collusion investigation? Or one where the lead attorney keeps the media in the dark and goes about his job?

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