Newsgate: The News Media’s Unseemly Relationships with Government and Political Actors

Regardless of who is your chosen – or least favorite – presidential candidate, independent minds should be concerned about the latest revelations in the news media’s unseemly relationships with government and political actors.

While there are many responsible journalists working today, inside documents and leaks have exposed serious lapses constituting the most far-reaching scandal our industry has known.

It’s our very own Newsgate.

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How President Trump Really Beat the Media?

President Trump’s end year remarks to the New York Times acerbically summed up his relationship with the media.

“I’m going to win another four years… because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there.”

The answering outburst of rage and contempt from the media burned all the hotter because the statement was not only intentionally provocative; it was also true.

The media has never been able to quit Trump.

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Google Censors Conservative News Websites, Liberal Sites Spared

Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.

No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.

And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably never made.

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State Department: Don’t Go To Haiti, It’s Too Dangerous

President Trump provoked a swift backlash on Thursday by saying in a private meeting with lawmakers that he would prefer to have more refugees from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited the White House the day before, and fewer from “shithole” countries like Haiti.

Trump’s comments became the media’s main story on Thursday after they were leaked to The Washington Post following Trump’s meeting with Democratic and Republican legislators on the subject of immigration.

But left out of the ensuing media firestorm was the fact that experts on the subject have said (in less crude terms) that Haiti is a poverty-stricken country frequented by violence and that Americans should avoid traveling there.

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