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Thomas Gallatin / April 5, 2017

Fake News Media Choose Prince Over Rice

They ignore a real scandal and play up a fake one.

As we noted yesterday, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice was the person responsible for “unmasking” the identities of individuals connected to Donald Trump’s campaign caught up in intelligence surveillance. This bombshell should have turned the mainstream media’s attention back to questions of domestic political meddling by Barack Obama and his henchmen. Instead, the MSM brushed it aside as insignificant and instead sought to double down on its narrative of a Trump-Russian collusion scandal.

The Washington Post and New York Times are leading the rest of the Leftmedia on the distraction campaign. Trumpeting a secret meeting between Blackwater founder and Trump supporter Erik Prince and a Russian with Kremlin ties in the United Arab Emirates, the Post and Times want to redirect Americans’ attention away from the growing genuine scandal of Rice’s political machinations.

The Post headlines covering the two stories display its profound degree of political bias and flat out hypocrisy. First, the paper attacks conservatives for suggesting that the Rice unmasking is a scandal. The headlines read, “Anatomy of a fake scandal, ginned up by right-wing media and Trump,” and “Susan Rice isn’t a ‘smoking gun,’ but she does have some explaining to do.” Pivoting attention, the Post ran the following headline: “Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel.” This blatant double standard would be comical if it wasn’t so serious.

The New York Times follows a similar pattern with its headlines: “Trump Tries to Deflect Russia Scrutiny, Citing ‘Crooked Scheme’ by Obama” was followed by its own attempt to “gin up” a scandal via “Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian Intel Operative.”

And then there was CNN, which seems bent on overtaking MSNBC as the leading cable news network of the unhinged Left, trotting out a slew of its top analysts who successively poured cold water on the Rice scandal.

The fact of the matter is, the mainstream media is faced with a dilemma. On the one hand its favorite narrative of a Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy has turned up nothing but unsubstantiated innuendoes, while there is mounting evidence of what may prove to be a significant and legitimate scandal — Obama’s right hand woman using intelligence for political gain. So much for the “scandal free” Obama administration. As usual, the Leftmedia are leading the Obama Fanboy Club rather than honestly following the evidence.

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