Deception & Misdirection

Reporting and Then “Reporting”: All the News That’s Fit to Spin

This past weekend, Americans discovered the identity of the man who provided most of the information for the Steele dossier. This salacious, poorly sourced, and now discredited document—according to a report from U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz—provided the “central and essential role” in allowing the government to conduct electronic spying on a Trump campaign official and keep alive the debunked conspiracy theory that Donald Trump’s election campaign had colluded with the Russian government.

A pair of headlines show how two purportedly investigative news sources covered the revelation of important information that the American people deserved to know:

Fun Quiz: Guess which one of these two shared a Pulitzer Prize with the Washington Post for its role in amplifying a lot of the now debunked rumors from the Trump-Russia hoax.


Ken Braun

Ken Braun is CRC’s senior investigative researcher and authors profiles for and the Capital Research magazine. He previously worked for several free market policy organizations, spent six…
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