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News media is partisan

For over a year, the news media has almost daily inferred that the 2016 Trump presidential campaign colluded with the Russian government’s efforts to influence Trump’s election without even scant evidence of that collusion. That same news media has known for months that the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign privately commissioned the creation of a dossier with unsubstantiated reports of unsavory, if not incriminating dealings between Russia and Donald Trump.

Since this dossier was private, it must have been given to the news media by the Clinton campaign. It was obviously commissioned for political motives, and its contents were reportedly originated by Russians, and passed on, if not fabricated, by an anti-Trump British citizen. It was also given to the FBI, for now we learn from the House intelligence committee that in October 2016 the FBI and Obama administration used this politically motivated, unsubstantiated dossier to get permission to electronically surveil an American citizen who voluntarily advised the Trump campaign.

Why hasn’t the news media equally inferred the Clinton campaign’s election influence collusion with Russia, and a British citizen? Why hasn’t the news media questioned the politicization of law enforcement by the Obama administration? Obviously, the news media is partisan.

Duncan Bean

Spokane Valley

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