Friday, June 22, 2018

The Washington Post's 'Ominous' Trump/Cohen News is a Dud

I decided to look at the Washington Compost (who has printed many fake news stories about President Trump) this morning only to find out that president Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen received advanced copies of the National Enquirer. The paper denies the allegations, but the close relationship with Trump is already known. So they looked for Russian collusion and what they allegedly found was tabloid collusion. Good job guys! Glad the taxpayers spent tens of millions of dollars on this. Make no mistake, everything from the Russia probe to this story is just them running cover for the Wikileaks revelations. You want to talk about media collusion start there. Doing a story on how CNN gave Hillary the debate questions beforehand is great, but there is a lot you all have ignored! And yes Washington Post, Trump banged porn stars. We don't care and neither do you! The booming economy certain doesn't give a flying you know what!

These reporters and networks have been named in the WikiLeaks to have colluded with the DNC or Hillary campaign during the 2016 election cycle:
ABC – Cecilia Vega
ABC - David Muir
ABC – Diane Sawyer
ABC – George Stephanoplous
ABC – Jon Karl
ABC – Liz Kreutz
AP – Julie Pace
AP – Ken Thomas
AP – Lisa Lerer
AURN – April Ryan
Bloomberg – Jennifer Epstein
Bloomberg – John Heillman
Bloomberg/MSNBC – Jonathan Alter
Bloomberg – Mark Halperin
Buzzfeed – Ben Smith
Buzzfeed – Ruby Cramer
CBS – Gayle King
CBS – John Dickerson
CBS – Norah O'Donnell
CBS – Steve Chagaris
CBS – Vicki Gordon
CNBC – John Harwood
CNN – Brianna Keilar
CNN – Dan Merica
CNN – David Chailan
CNN – Erin Burnett
CNN – Gloria Borger
CNN – Jake Tapper
CNN – Jeff Zeleny
CNN - Jeff Zucker
CNN – John Berman
CNN – Kate Bouldan
CNN – Maria Cardona
CNN – Mark Preston
CNN – Sam Feist
Daily Beast – Jackie Kucinich
GPG – Mike Feldman
HuffPo – Amanda Terkel
HuffPo – Arianna Huffington
HuffPo – Sam Stein
HuffPo – Whitney Snyder
LAT – Evan Handler
LAT – Mike Memoli
McClatchy – Anita Kumar
MORE – Betsy Fisher Martin
MSNBC – Alex Seitz-Wald
MSNBC – Alex Wagner
MSNBC – Andrea Mitchell
MSNBC - Beth Fouhy
MSNBC – Ed Schultz
MSNBC – Joe Scarborough
MSNBC – Mika Brzezinski
MSNBC – Phil Griffin
MSNBC – Rachel Maddow
MSNBC – Rachel Racusen
MSNBC – Thomas Roberts
National Journal – Emily Schultheis
NBC – Chuck Todd
NBC – Mark Murray
NBC – Savannah Gutherie
New Yorker – David Remnick
New Yorker – Ryan Liza
NPR – Mike Oreskes
NPR – Tamara Keith
NY Post – Geofe Earl
NYT – Amy Chozik
NYT – Carolyn Ryan
NYT – Gail Collins
NYT – John Harwoodje
NYT – Jonathan Martin
NYT – Maggie Haberman
NYT – Pat Healey
PBS – Charlie Rose
People – Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
Politico – Annie Karni
Politico – Gabe Debenedetti
Politico – Glenn Thrush
Politico – Kenneth Vogel
Politico – Mike Allen
Reuters – Amanda Becker
Tina Brown – Tina Brown
The Hill – Amie Parnes
Univision – Maria-Elena Salinas
Vice – Alyssa Mastramonoco
Vox – Jon Allen
WaPo – Anne Gearan
WaPo – Greg Sargent
WSJ – Laura Meckler
WSJ – Peter Nicholas
WSJ – Colleen McCain Nelson
Yahoo – Matt Bai

(Thanks to wtfbbc from Reddit)

Now, as to the National Enquirer, if Trump did collude with them, well at least they're real news!


The evidence indicates they were right about Cruz!


 Allegedly done with help from the group Fusion GPS…

Hillary Clinton and a firm with ties to the Democratic party setup President Donald Trump and his family in an attempt to destroy the billionaire businessman and politician according to the National Enquirer. 
The tabloid magazine, which has made no secret of its pro-Trump agenda, came to this conclusion after what they describe as an ‘exhaustive investigation’ into the matter.
These attempts by ‘evil’ Hillary to bring down her rival included luring Donald Jr. into meeting with shadowy Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskyaya claims the tabloid.
And the firm in the middle of all this is Fusion GPS according to the tabloid, the same group that allegedly compiled Christopher Steele’s scandalous dossier of claims about President Trump that was published in January...
To put it in spy terms it was like a honey trap, Only they weren't selling sex to Donald Jr. They were selling fictitious dirt of Hillary,' said former CIA officer Larry C. Johnson.
'And once they bit on the meeting, they had him right where they wanted him!' 


100% Proof! Russian Collusion was a Hoax Designed to Impeach Trump and Divert Attention from Internal Email Leak & Clinton Criminal Activities:
Does The National Enquirer have a track record of breaking legitimate news stories?

3 Answers

It's not amazing and they miss the mark much more often than they hit it... but they have broken open a few major stories.

A few examples:

(2011) The National Enquirer reports on Tiger Woods many affairs and mistresses.

(2011) The Enquirer published a story claiming that Steve Jobs had only six weeks to live because of cancer... he died 7 months later of cancer
(2007) The National Enquirer revealed John Edward's affair with Rielle Hunter, a former campaign worker.
(2003) They break the story of Rush Limbaugh's addiction to painkillers and opiates.
(2001) They revealed the existence of Jesse Jackson's illegitimate child.
So, as a result, I am usually skeptical of their "stories" but they have been known to get it right as well. This makes some of their more popular claims more difficult to dismiss out of hand.

Yes. Ten minutes ago I discussed this with my fiancée, who has directed national media relations for several high profile organizations. Her words:
Everybody underestimates the Enquirer. But the Enquirer is the one everybody [media relations professionals with secrets to bury] really fears.

And she pointed out their record of breaking several huge stories involving politicians' infidelities.

Don't sleep on the Enquirer. Their bread and butter may be goofy stuff, but that doesn't mean they don't have any real reporters.

If you were to write an authentic history showing the evolution of the US mass media, the National Enquirer is more important than The New York Times, because the legitimate media moved closer to tabloid than the other way around.
What CNN considers "Breaking News" today is the sort of thing only covered by the National Inquirer in the past.

In the past you would never have known that a real news story was uncovered by the National Inquirer because CBS would never admit it.

The National Inquirer paid , sometimes real money, for scoops-especially about celebrities. During the lengthy OJ Simpson trial they were able to afford informants better than the police or legitimate media. There was so much money to be made in the OJ case that all the media moved tabloid.

The National Inquirer and Reader's Digest operated below the radar screen of intellectuals, people in academia paid no attention. There is no library in the US that ever collected the Readers Digest or National Inquirer. Research is made more difficult because all the records  went up in a fire.
In the current political battle in the US understanding how tabloid stories work has high value. This is a kind of software invented by National Inquirer.

Katherine McChesney Cassandra2 • 2 days ago
One would think that the National Enquirer is fake but they always have evidence to support their claims. NATIONAL ENQUIRER ROCKS.
McKean • 2 days ago
Actually, Nat'lEnquirer probably has to have credible facts to back up their sensationlized stories in order to withstand any lawsuits that may come their way. Definitely more credible than CNN

Katherine McChesney ralph kimball • 2 days ago

bobshits1 • 3 days ago
National Enquirer is far more credible than CNN, MSNBC, NYT, and so on!!
Excerpt from NATIONAL ENQUIRER article:

To put it in spy terms it was like a honey trap, Only they weren't selling sex to Donald Jr. They were selling fictitious dirt of Hillary,' said former CIA officer Larry C. Johnson.

'And once they bit on the meeting, they had him right where they wanted him!'