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FBI LEAKERS BRIBED BY REPORTERS – DOJ INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT

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  • “[W]e identified instances where FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events,” Inspector General Horowitz wrote.

 

( Breitbart ) The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General made the discovery as it struggled to identify possible FBI agents improperly transmitting to reporters, according to its report released Thursday on the agency’s handling of the 2016 probe into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private email server.

According to the watchdog report, investigators had “profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.”

“[W]e identified instances where FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events,” Inspector General Horowitz wrote.

“We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude.”

The report gives pointed criticism of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for improperly leaking to the Wall Street Journal about the bureau’s reaction to the discovery of former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

 

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Trump blasts unhinged media for wild post-surgery speculation about Melania

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President Trump blasts 'vicious' media for wild post-surgery speculation about Melania

 

  • Trump: The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!

 

By Brooke Singman | Fox News

President Trump brought down the hammer Wednesday on the “vicious” media coverage of Melania Trump, following days of wild conspiracy theories on the first lady’s whereabouts.

“The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!” Trump tweeted.

A media frenzy had erupted in recent days over the first lady, with reports suggesting she was “missing in action” following an announcement that she would not join the president at the looming G7 summit in Quebec and that there are “no plans” for her to travel to Singapore for the president’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

Journalists wondered why the first lady was largely out of the public eye, but the theories took a dark turn in recent days. Trump’s reference to “abuse” comes after Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith suggested on Twitter that the first lady was absent from the public eye due to domestic violence.

 

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DERANGED MEDIA: ‘SUPPOSED TRUMP PUNCHED MELANIA IN THE WHITE HOUSE’

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Melania Trump and David Frum.

 

( Breitbart ) First Lady Melania Trump’s Communications Director Stephanie Grisham condemned a “disgusting” Monday tweet from Atlantic Senior Editor David Frum containing a hypothetical situation with President Donald Trump hitting his wife

 

Frum went after President Trump, his personal attorney Jay Sekulow, and now former Trump attorney John Dowd in a tweet that asked whether Trump would be obstructing justice if he punched the First Lady and ordered the Secret Service to cover up the assault

“Suppose President Trump punched the First Lady in the White House (federal property = federal jurisdiction), then ordered the Secret Service to conceal the assault. POTUS has Article II authority over Secret Service,” suggested Frum. “Is that obstruction? Under Sekulow/Dowd, apparently NO.”

Grisham told Breitbart News, “I think that tweet is disgusting on many different levels.”

Media and Internet commentators have developed conspiracy theories and criticisms of the First Lady since she was hospitalized at Walter Reed military medical facility for a routine kidney procedure on May 14. She spent the duration of the week there recovering from the successful treatment. She returned home to the White House that weekend and at that point had received thousands of emailed and phoned in well-wishes, according to the White House.

CNN reporter Brian Stelter falsely claimed over the weekend that the first lady has been “invisible” and did not correct a guest who said she had “disappeared.” This came in direct contrast to the testimony of CNBC Washington correspondent Eamon Javers who tweeted just last week that he had seen her in the West Wing.

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Frum: ‘Suppose President Trump punched First Lady in White House’

 

 

 

 

Trump’s ‘Most Wanted’ ISIS news given cold shoulder by media’s ‘big three,’ watchdog reports

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  • “GMA spent 37 seconds on Nielsen and nothing on ISIS. Cecilia Vega gossiped: ‘We’re told by a source who was in this meeting this week that the President berated her,’” the watchdog continued. “On Thursday’s evening news, the pattern was the same: Only CBS covered the ISIS story. ABC and NBC skipped it.”

 

By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times – Friday, May 11, 2018

President’s Trump’s announcement this week that five of the “Most Wanted” ISIS leaders were captured by U.S. and coalition forces was greeted with a collective yawn by the “big three” news networks.

The media watchdog News Busters documented the cold shoulder on Friday that Mr. Trump was given regarding the ever-tightening noose on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

A military operation that required months of planning between Iraqi allies and Syrian forces received 42 seconds of airtime by CBS Friday morning compared to zero coverage by ABC and NBC Thursday night.


 


“ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today both completely skipped the setback for ISIS,” News Busters reported Friday. “In contrast, Today devoted 1 minute and 4 seconds to the Trump cabinet story. Peter Alexander hyped the report that ‘the President berated Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen during a cabinet meeting, Wednesday, for her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders.”

“GMA spent 37 seconds on Nielsen and nothing on ISIS. Cecilia Vega gossiped: ‘We’re told by a source who was in this meeting this week that the President berated her,’” the watchdog continued. “On Thursday’s evening news, the pattern was the same: Only CBS covered the ISIS story. ABC and NBC skipped it.”

The Iraqi government said it killed dozens of terrorists based on information gleaned from the captured ISIS leaders.

 

 

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Ted Cruz: ‘Most of the Media’ Has ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

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Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said the majority of media’s obsession with the Stormy Daniels story showed “they’re just out of their minds” with “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Cruz said, “Most of the media, they’re just out of their minds! They have what I call Trump Derangement Syndrome, where all they can do is attack the president all day long on the scandal of the day.”

He added, “I gotta tell you, I think most Texans are really tired of it. When I go home, nobody asks about the latest scandal of the day and whatever the talking heads are lighting their hair on fire about. People are excited about tax cuts, about regulations being lifted, about jobs growing.”

 

 

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Facebook Is Now Ranking News Organizations Based on ‘Trustworthiness’

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Mark Zuckerberg

 

  • Facebook to rank news organizations based on “trustworthiness”:  “It is acting as a boost or a suppression, and we’re going to dial up the intensity of that over time”
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting at the hotel “included representatives from BuzzFeed News, the Information, Quartz, the New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Recode, Univision, Barron’s, the Daily Beast, the Economist, HuffPost, Insider, the Atlantic, the New York Post, and others.”

 

“We put [that data] into the system, and it is acting as a boost or a suppression, and we’re going to dial up the intensity of that over time,” declared Zuckerberg during a speech at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, with media executives in the audience on Tuesday. “We feel like we have a responsibility to further [break] down polarization and find common ground.”

Zuckerberg did not clarify how the “trustworthiness” of news organizations would be ranked.

According to BuzzFeed, Zuckerberg’s meeting at the hotel “included representatives from BuzzFeed News, the Information, Quartz, the New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Recode, Univision, Barron’s, the Daily Beast, the Economist, HuffPost, Insider, the Atlantic, the New York Post, and others.”

 

 

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MELANIA TRUMP: MEDIA BIAS AND MAGAZINE EDITORS TURN BLIND EYE BECAUSE SHE’S NOT A DEMOCRAT…UGLY LIBS ARE JUST JEALOUS!

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  • During Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency, Michelle appeared on at least 30 U.S. magazine covers, three of which were Vogue. She also appeared twice on the covers of Essence magazine, Time magazine, More magazine and Glamour magazine. Other covers included Redbook, InStyle, and Radar” – New York Post media analyst Alexandra Steigrad 

 

By Jennifer Harper – The Washington Times – Sunday, April 15, 2018

Is there media bias against the first lady of the United States? James Woods — a veteran actor who is no stranger to the workings of Hollywood, media, politics and publicity — summed it all up in 21 words.

“If the Trumps were Democrats, Melania would be on every cover of every chic women’s magazine in the world every month,” Mr. Woods wrote in a recent tweet which was subsequently retweeted over 20,000 times by those who agree with him.

It is ironic, since Mrs. Trump is a mother, businesswoman and former high fashion model who has been nothing but poised and gracious on the global stage in the past 15 months. The White House itself candidly lists the first lady’s previous credits, noting: “She has graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, British GQ, Ocean Drive, Avenue, In Style, and New York Magazine. Her major layouts include the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Allure, Vogue, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Elle.”

Media skittishness these days has perplexed more than one journalist.

NBC News media analyst Claire Atkinson investigated the trend in February noting that there was “a clear reluctance among editors to put themselves in the cross-hairs of the culture wars” by featuring the wife of President Trump — despite her stature as a versatile and engaged public figure who speaks five languages and has consistently higher favorability ratings than anyone in the White House.

“There’s also a sense that editors could be taking a political stand,” the NBC analysis said, quoting one editor who claimed it was a “moral issue.”

 

Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/15/inside-the-beltway-media-bias-against-melania-the-/