NY Times: We Aren’t Covering Hillary Spy Scandal Because It’s Too Hard For Readers To Digest

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The New York Times is not reporting on John Durham’s bombshell special counsel charge that Hillary Clinton’s campaign illegally spied on Trump during the presidential campaign because their readers will not be able to digest the story, according to New York Times reporter Charlie Savage.

Talk about dumbing down your audience. After years of spoonfeeding liberal lies and delusions to its readership, the New York Times has had to admit it can’t serve up a portion of real news because its readers might find the facts a little hard on their sensitive digestive systems.

Savage, who covers national security and legal policy issues for the New York Times, has gone on record explaining why the paper joined nearly every major media outlet in America in suppressing the blockbuster John Durham special counsel charge that Hillary Clinton’s campaign spied on internet traffic at Trump Tower, as well as Trump’s New York City apartment and the White House in a criminal effort to frame Trump as a Russia agent.

The accusations filed in motions by special counsel John Durham in his investigation of the Obama administration’s Russia probe essentially are just too much work for Times readers to digest, wrote Charlie Savage.

Two days after the bombshell news broke, Savage said Durham’s claims “tend to involve dense and obscure issues, so dissecting them requires asking readers to expend significant mental energy and time — raising the question of whether news outlets should even cover such claims.”

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage covers national security and legal policy issues for the paper of record

WND report: He went on to lament that “Trump allies portray the news media as engaged in a cover-up if they don’t.

Savage’s “news analysis” published Monday is titled “Court Filing Started a Furor in Right-Wing Outlets, but Their Narrative Is Off Track.”

The subhead is “The latest alarmist claims about spying on Trump appeared to be flawed, but the explanation is byzantine — underlining the challenge for journalists in deciding what merits coverage.”

Fox News found the TV networks ABC, NBC, CBS and MSNBC gave no air time to the story while CNN gave it two minutes and 30 seconds.

Margot Cleveland of The Federalist dissected the Times writer’s defense in a long threat on Twitter, challenging each point.

She noted, for example, that Savage refers to a target of Durham’s investigation, Michael A. Sussmann, as a lawyer “with links to the Democratic Party.” But as a counsel for the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, he is much more than that.

Savage also uses the “it’s old news” argument famously deployed by the Clintons.

Durham, in a 13-page motion filed Friday against Sussmann, alleged that enemies of Trump fed disinformation gathered from their surveillance to intelligence agencies in an effort to frame him during the campaign and while he was in the White House.

Sussmann was charged last September with one-count of lying to then-FBI general counsel James Baker during a meeting just before the 2016 election. The indictment alleges Sussman was trying to provide the FBI with evidence of a secret communication channel between the Trump organization and the Russian Alfa Bank.

Sussmann told Baker he was not working on behalf of any client when in fact he was working for Hillary Clinton.

The Clinton campaign also was behind another major catalyst for the now-debunked charge against Trump of Russian collusion, the infamous “dossier.” by former British spy Christopher Steele. Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, through the law firm Perkins Coie, financed the production of the discredited dossier by the intelligence firm Fusion GPS.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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  1. In defense of the Times…the average IQ of a liberal is well below average intelligence. The Times isn’t a centered or right leaning media outlet nowadays.

  2. my daughter works at a convenient store and says people pick up the NYT paper, but when she scans it, it comes up as 10 dollars, the customers put it back.

          • I was featured in the local NJ section as Civil airpatrol flight instructor. Not a big deal. Not sure why he came out. there is a picture of me in front a chalk board. this was before the days of the internet was big, around 1994 ish or just before.
            To be honest I was so busy I didn’t even pay much attention. The only way I knew was the neighbor lady came over one morning and showed me the article. I was going thru a bad time and didn’t really think to read the article, just looked at the picture. years later I tried to search up the article to read it, but it was not loaded into the internet because not much on on the internet at the time. I don’t think cell phones were common either. So honestly I don’t know how much the article mentioned me, or if it was about the squadron. Lone eagle squadron.

          • Actually i was an instructor that joined the civil air patrol. was doing it after i quit the DOJ. I was trying to give back to the community, but turned out the squadron was full of creeps not of the same mind set as myself. I gave it a chance, but eventually quit. It was full of men that like to put on a uniform and walk around one night a week. I hated putting on the uniform but wanted to do constructive things. Turned out I was hated for wanting to do constructive things.

          • Sorry that happened to you, what a letdown. You’ve got quite the resume and are obviously an intelligent, thoughtful person – miles ahead of creeps who are there only for self-glorification. My dad was in D.C. back in early 80s, was one of Reagan’s top advisors – he wanted to do something constructive, too, but said the same thing – most of them are there for self-glorification. He wasn’t talking about Reagan, btw, he had huge respect for him but Reagan had his own deep state to deal with. My dad came from absolute poverty and didn’t have a dad, born in 1920 and worked his way to the top, was a good man and my hero. His crowning achievement was advisor to Reagan – such a letdown when he realized what D.C. was really like. Sad that happened to you, too.

          • I am glad i walked the path I walked. I remember as a boy, i would pray to not let me be a fool but to be a wise man with eyes to see and ears to hear and not to be fooled. Apparently my prayers were answered. I tend to see thru the BS most people have a hard time seeing and wrapping their brains around if they do see for a moment. I could make a list of things that have happened to me and have done, strange places I have been, and people would think i was that liar on the old Saturday Night Live show, the “thats the ticket guy” So i learned not to share my past with people I meet too. I let it slowly as it comes up in conversation, if at all.

            I know what your dad experienced, it was heart breaking i know. The Government is nothing what people believe it to be.

            I chose my handle “Josey whales” for a reason. If you ever watched the movie. I can relate to this character deeply. I am surrounded by people much like he ends up with. he has fought battles much like I have.

          • Your screen name inspired me to look him up – quite a man. I’ve been thinking about watching the movie, now I am resolved to do so. It breaks my heart that men such as you and my dad, both intelligent, good men with good strong values who want to do something for their country, get tossed out like yesterday’s trash and not valued by idiots in charge who shouldn’t be. I miss my dad just about every single day, he taught me alot about having a strong backbone. But I do think much better days are coming and not too far in the future either. We have to trust that God bring us through this. Stay strong, Josie.

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