16 February 2018

The Trump - Corporate Media Love Affair

Donald Trump's long-time attorney Michael Cohen made a statement a couple of days ago and acknowledged that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket.

He claimed that no one reimbursed him. He just paid off Stormy Daniels out of the goodness of his heart.

Do you know what happened after Cohen's annoucement? Nothing.

Interestingly, this story was known before the election. No news outlet published it.
The adult-film actress was on the radar of a number of mainstream news outlets in the waning days of the presidential campaign. Reporters from ABC, Fox News, The Daily Beast and Slate.com were pursuing a potentially explosive story: that Daniels had allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, only months after Trump's wife, Melania, had given birth to their son, Barron. 
Yet no one went with the story.
The company that owns the National Enquirer, a backer of Donald Trump, agreed to pay $150,000 to a former Playboy centerfold model for her story of an affair a decade ago with the Republican presidential nominee, but then didn’t publish it, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the matter.
Quashing stories that way is known in the tabloid world as “catch and kill.”
That's your liberal media.

The same outlets Trumpkins believe are hyper-critical of their beloved Orange Man.

Next time someone asks you how could Trump be elected president tell them the corporate media gave the man almost $5 billion worth of free media with CNN providing $2 billion of it by itself.
The real estate magnate got $4.96 billion in free earned media in the year leading up to the presidential election, according to data from tracking firm mediaQuant. He received $5.6 billion throughout the entirety of his campaign, more than Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio combined.

Indeed, imagine.

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