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The Media Refuses to Cover Critique of Russiagate
This veteran journalists warnings about Russiagate fell on deaf ears. We need to pray that our media is truthful and honest, not deceptive and biased.
From Fox News. Veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s scathing remarks about the media’s handling of the Russiagate saga and the Christopher Steele dossier were largely met with silence in the industry this week.
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Woodward was one of several major figures who spoke to the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) for a postmortem of sorts — published this week after 18 months of work — on the sprawling Donald Trump-Russia collusion allegation story that consumed American media for years. Woodward, the legendary Washington Post reporter who helped break the Watergate scandal in the 1970s and conducted a series of eye-popping interviews with President Trump, said news coverage of the Russia inquiry “wasn’t handled well” and that he thought viewers and readers had been “cheated.”
He also claimed in the report that he’d warned Washington Post reporters working on Russia collusion stories about why he had publicly criticized the Christopher Steele dossier in 2017 as a “garbage document,” and the Post reporters had expressed a lack of curiosity on the subject. …
In 2018, New York Times and Washington Post reporters shared a Pulitzer Prize “for deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.”
Both the Times and the Post have cited the Pulitzer as a vindication of their reporting, but the prizes came under criticism down the line as the Russiagate story and the idea of Trump being implicated in a diabolical conspiracy withered. Reporters who won the prestigious honor for their Russia reporting largely ignored requests for comment on Woodward’s remarks. …
Washington Post reporter Rosalind Helderman referred Fox News Digital to the paper’s media relations team, which issued a statement defending the paper.
“We are proud of our coverage of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign, including our stories that were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for furthering the nation’s understanding of this consequential period. We approached this line of coverage with care and a great sense of responsibility. On the few occasions in which new information emerged that caused us to reexamine past reporting, we did so forthrightly,” the Post’s spokesperson said. …
Some conservatives questioned why Woodward didn’t more vociferously criticize Russiagate coverage at the time. Woodward didn’t respond to a request to elaborate on his remarks.
“He told his Post mates the dossier was garbage, but they ignored him, and he accepted that,” conservative media watchdog Tim Graham tweeted Wednesday. …
The Mueller report ultimately concluded there were no chargeable cases of coordination or conspiracy between Trump’s team and the Russians, and ten episodes that raised questions of possible obstruction but no determination that such offenses were committed. Trump’s orbit summarized the findings more succinctly in their favor: “No collusion, no obstruction.” …
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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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We live in a post truth society. Lies are meaningless.
It is just as the LORD said in the Bible it is going this way for men are turning their backs on God the Father and there is a price to pay for free will. You have the right to turn your back on the Father but He gave His only Son so that man could have a personel relationship with Him that is the only way through Jesus. So all will have to give an account of what they have done with their free will. There is a price to pay for your free will.
Satan has a stronghold on America today, as shown on mainstream media. They even use the same talking points, the same words. When they run out of new ways to get people burning about an issue, they stop focusing on that issue and it’s on to another. Power and money rule our country today. Our United States of America must turn to God, we must be strong in Him, we are His people and we answer to Him only.