By Jon Dougherty
For years, we have known that the so-called “mainstream” media has been in the tank for the Democrat Party, serving as its propaganda division.
In the age of President Donald Trump, it became obvious that the Washington establishment press has also served as a ‘useful idiot’ conduit for the deep state, essentially regurgitating whatever information an intelligence or federal law enforcement official fed them.
So long as it negatively impacted the president.
On Friday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton discussed a rarity — actual evidence of media-deep state collusion in an ongoing attempt to knock off our duly elected president, proving without question that the Fourth Estate in America has allowed itself to become precisely the thing our founders attempted to prevent: An official organ of government.
In particular, Fitton, during an appearance on Fox Business Network, addressed information his organization uncovered showing that a reporter at The New York Times was feeding bogus information to the FBI to help effectuate the “Spygate” scandal.
“Just revealed that the Failing and Desperate New York Times was feeding false stories about me, & those associated with me, to the FBI. This shows the kind of unprecedented hatred I have been putting up with for years with this Crooked newspaper. Is what they have done legal?” POTUS tweeted regarding the discovery on Friday.
“I know the New York Times is trying to defend itself today,” Fitton said, but “the emails speak for themselves.”
JW uncovered an email to the spokesman of the Justice Department from the Times reporter “describing a story that his colleagues were working on about Jared Kushner and Russia — a story that we know was planted to make Donald Trump look bad…none of which have panned out,” Fitton noted further.
“The reporter wasn’t asking for a comment, he sent the information along” to the Justice Department, which “seemed unusual,” Fitton continued.
He noted there is a second email “where the New York Times is willing to give the FBI leadership a heads-up, a preview, on a story,” he said. “So..if that’s journalism, I think Americans would be upset about it because it looks like the media is working with the FBI [to get] Trump.”
The Washington Examiner, in an updated story, noted:
Journalist Michael Schmidt sent an email on March 23, 2017, to FBI Assistant Director for Public Affairs Michael Kortan, stating that his colleagues were reporting on the FBI’s Russia investigation and had stumbled onto some information about President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser.