Wikileaks Shows Media Helping Clinton

Posted on Wed 10/12/2016 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Confirming that media bias. Emails leaked by Wikileaks confirm the media is tied to the Hillary Clinton campaign.

One debate moderator – a CNBC anchor – even advises Clinton’s campaign manager and boasts how he provoked Donald Trump.

The latest batch of emails from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta show New York Times reporter and CNBC anchor John Harwood giving the Clinton campaign tips about other candidates and bragging about feeling vindicated by provoking Donald Trump as a debate moderator.

In a December 2015 email to Podesta, Harwood bragged about his much-criticized debate performance in which he asked Trump “Let’s be honest, is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?”…

In May of 2015, early on in the Republican primary process, Harwood sent Podesta an email telling him to “watch out” for Dr. Ben Carson.” …

Harwood added to the email three news clips on Carson from a recent interview Harwood had conducted with him.

So helpful to Hillary:

Staff at The Boston Globe worked with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to maximize her “presence” during her primary race against Sen. Bernie Sanders, new emails show…

Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s op-ed editor, contacted Podesta wondering if the Clinton campaign was still set to submit an op-ed. But then, Pritchard went above and beyond and offered tips about how the campaign could extract maximum benefit from the piece by coordinating its publication to match the Globe’s regular reporting.

“It would be good to get it in on Tuesday, when she is in New Hampshire,” Pritchard says.

“That would give her a big presence on Tuesday with the piece and on Wednesday with the news story. Please let me know.”

The New York Times, too:

Hillary Clinton spent time in summer 2015 with The New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich and made a crack about 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

But the remark didn’t make it into the long profile. Leibovich agreed to give the Clinton campaign veto power over the statements she made.

“These exchanges were pretty interesting … would love the option to use.”

The revelation comes in Part III of a massive email release from WikiLeaks.

Leibovich evidently gave the campaign the ability to ax quotes as part of a deal for access.

Yes, it’s Trump against the media machine:

The chairman of Univision pressured Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to attack Donald Trump more fiercely on immigration, according to a new report.

Haim Saban reached out to Clinton’s camp last year after Trump said some illegal immigrants from Mexico are “drug dealers” and “rapists” during his campaign launch, The Washington Post said Monday.

“Haim thinks we are under reacting to Trump/Hispanics,” Clinton campaign manager John Podesta allegedly wrote to top campaign aides after speaking with Saban, according to hacked emails recently posted by WikiLeaks. “[He] thinks we can get something by standing up for Latinos or attacking R’s for not condemning.”

Huma Abedin, the Clinton campaign’s vice chairwoman, said in a separate message Saban had also made similar overtures to her.

“If Haim is raising it, it means he’s hearing it from his Univision colleagues,” she said of Saban, who has given millions to the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA.

“Haim is right – we should be jamming this all the time,” Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said in another message, looping in her deputies…

The Washington Post said Saban and his wife have donated $10 million to a pro-Clinton super PAC this year.

Saban on Monday said his support for Clinton does not conflict with his role leading the most watched Spanish-language television network.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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