The mainstream media is once again embarrassing themselves with their outright liberal bias, and nownew revelations are proving that their stance is no accident.
After months of watching media-types from the likes of CNN, MSNBC, and countless other onlinepublications trash conservative candidates like Trump and Cruz while praising the ever scandal-ridden Hillary Clinton, you’d be excused if you thought for a moment that it seemed as if the media were taking orders directly from the Hillary Clinton campaign itself.
You’d be excused because you’d be right, and now there is proof.
Team Clinton has now been caught using the media as their official puppet, forcing them to useadjectives that prop up Hillary as she fends off countless allegations of fraud from GOP rivals and the FBI.
Hillary Clinton’s got the media on her side, that much is obvious. What’s now being revealed, though, is that that is no accident.
A set of emails has exposed a sordid, transactional relationship between Hillary Clinton and the press.
The emails were obtained by Gawker as part of a large Freedom of Information Act request it made back in 2012. They show a 2009 exchange between Marc Ambinder, then-politics editor of The Atlantic, and Philippe Reines, a close assistant and adviser to Clinton during her days as Secretary of State.
Ambinder asked Reines for an advance copy of a speech Clinton was scheduled to give at the Council on Foreign Relations. Rather than simply say yes or no, Reines cut a deal with Ambinder, turning over the speech provided Ambinder agreed to three conditions:
1) You in your own voice describe [the speech] as “muscular”
2) You note that a look at the CFR seating plan shows that all the envoys — from [Richard] Holbrooke to [George] Mitchell to [Dennis] Ross — will be arrayed in front of her, which in your own clever way you can say certainly not a coincidence and meant to convey something
3) You don’t say you were blackmailed!
Ambinder agrees in the exchange, and his subsequent article shows that he followed Reines’ demands to the letter. Clinton’s speech is dubbed “muscular” in the second sentence, and the suggestive arrangement of Holbrooke, Mitchell, and Ross is noted immediately afterward. Ambinder never reveals that he was fulfilling demands made by Reines. In essence, in return for a scoop, Ambinder allowed Clinton’s team to dictate part of his coverage.