When a group of media outlets come out with the same story theme of Trump lies it just has to be a coincidence. That’s what the New York Times, LA Times and other newspapers would have you believe. It has nothing to do with a preemptive strike. Right. The fact that they follow the talking points from the Clinton staff is proof enough that they are in the bag for Hillary.
As Written By Larry O’Connor for Hot Air:
Over the weekend, several major American newspapers printed a variation of the same article pointing out instances, in their view, when Donald Trump has lied to the American people during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The New York Times started the chain reaction on Saturday: “A Week of Whoppers”
Then, the LA Times, Washington Post and Politico followed suit.
As CNN media analyst Brian Stelter points out, the publications claim the timing was a coincidence:
Several of the editors who were involved said the timing was a coincidence. But there was clearly a desire to publish stories before Monday’s debate, when Trump and Clinton’s truthfulness will surely be at issue.
“Never in modern presidential politics has a major candidate made false statements as routinely as Trump has,” the L.A. Times declared on page one of Sunday’s paper.
Politico Magazine’s team analyzed every statement made by both Trump and Clinton for five days and said “the conclusion is inescapable: Trump’s mishandling of facts and propensity for exaggeration so greatly exceed Clinton’s as to make the comparison almost ludicrous.”
Stelter’s sources also claimed there was no coordination with the Clinton campaign:
The four stories were welcomed by the Clinton campaign; aides cited the statistics in television interviews on Sunday. However, there is no indication that the Clinton campaign was involved.
Marty Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, said the timing of the stories was a coincidence. “We don’t coordinate coverage with anyone else,” Baron said.
So the weekend before the first presidential debate, four major news publications all print the same story, the content and tone of which (calling out one candidate over the other as a serial liar) Stelter concedes is “extraordinary,” and it’s all just a “coincidence” with no …
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