THE LORETTA LYNCH/BILL CLINTON MEETING: MEDIA “COVERAGE”

Suppose Laura Bush were the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and there was a criminal investigation in progress over her handling of sensitive emails she put on a personal server.

And suppose, in the thick of that investigation, the Republican Attorney General – who would be responsibile for deciding whether there would be an indictment – quietly engaged in an unannounced half-hour meeting with her husband, former two-time President George Bush.

And suppose that they claimed the criminal investigation never came up, they just talked about grandchildren, stuff like that.

Do you think NBC, ABC and CBS would report it?  Maybe do a major story about it?  Maybe have a panel discussion or two going through the propriety of such a meeting and what it might mean to the presidential campaign?

Well Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, and there is a criminal investigation in progress over her handling of sensitive emails she put on a personal server.

And, in the thick of that investigation, the DemocratAttorney General – who is responsibile for deciding whether there will be an indictment – quietly engaged in an unannounced half-hour meeting with her husband, former two-time President Bill Clinton.

And they claimed the criminal investigation never came up, they just talked about grandchildren, stuff like that.

NBC did not report it.

ABC did not report it.

CBS reported it this morning…but, in its “news” report, host Charlie Rose specifically editorialized that “…the former President and a meeting with Loretta Lynch which seems on the face of it, simply to be an innocent meeting of two politicians saying hello…”

Sum total:  Two of the three networks did not report it at all, and the third immediately told its viewers, without any facts of any kind to back it up, that it seems to have been just “an innocent meeting of two politicians saying hello”.

I talk a lot about media bias in here.

Anyone doubt why?

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