The Public Editor of the NY Times calls out the newsroom for failing to report on Hillary's ludicrous spin of the FBI presentation on her emails.
The Clinton Story You Didn’t Read Here
By Liz Spayd Aug 2 2016
Does this sound familiar?
Hillary Clinton, in a rare interview on Fox News last Sunday, claimed that the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey Jr., had called her statements about her private email servers “truthful” and said she has been consistent with the American people in her accounts about the controversy. As it turns out, Clinton’s contentions in the interview were misleading, bordering on false.
If you’re getting all your political news from The New York Times, this may be the first time you’re hearing this. Clinton’s remarks were covered by several major news organizations, several of which pointedly challenged the Democratic nominee’s candor. But nothing on the interview ever appeared in The Times, either online or in print.
Waddya expect? The conventions are over and we are at the top of the backstretch, bracing to head for home.
The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today* and PolitiFact all challenged Clinton’s claims, saying they appeared to be based on a selective and misleading interpretation of Comey’s remarks. The Post awarded her “Four Pinocchios,” the worst truth-telling rating it gives, for statements it classifies as “Whoppers.”
Yeah, whatever. The Times has suspended criticism of Hillary until after the election, due to the national emergency caused by Trump.