JRL NEWSWATCH: “Why Bloomberg Got It Wrong; Today’s dominant ‘party lines’ are often shaping reporting to a greater extent than the facts” – The National Interest/Paul J. Saunders

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“George Orwell was never overly impressed with the news media, which he considered often more interested in advancing preferred narratives than reporting the facts. … Today’s dominant ‘party lines’ are likewise often shaping reporting to a greater extent than the facts. … Bloomberg reporters Caleb Melby and David Kocieniewski, who recently sought to insinuate the Center for the National Interest into their ‘party line,’ are merely the latest example … Melby, Kocieniewski and their co-author Gerry Smith … were unable to report anything other than the fact that presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner took part in an event in New York that some center board members and a center executive also attended. … Having come up short after speaking to several center board members, they ignored the facts and turned to twisted interpretations and innuendo to weave unrelated occurrences into a thoroughly false narrative. Their product is misleading and-one can fairly say-Orwellian. * * * The real problem here … is that journalists like Melby, Kocieniewski and Smith are hollowing out the values that define us as a nation in their scramble to win eyeballs, and advertising revenue, for corporate media bosses who know that Trump plus Russia equals dollars. …”

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