Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Morning Joe: 'Clinton Cash' writer's anti-Clinton connections were not divulged

Morning Joe is correct. In fact, in the NYT recent write up there is little noted as to who this author is and what his writings or history are.

Morning Joe notes on his show: @ 8:01 "If in fact [Schweitzer] has any connection to Ted Cruz's super pac or with other organizations that are overtly anti-Clinton, that should be in any introductory piece, and it certainly wasn't in any report that I saw".

Let's check: Not in the NYT, that's for sure! Not in any of the over 20 paragraphs written by Amy Choznik

Here is NYT introduction of the writer:
“Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer — a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.
That's it. They barely even mention his political leanings.

The only mention of his being possibly biased is couched in a paragraph about a pro-Democrat super PAC trying to "make the case that he has a bias" in the 9th paragraph.
Conservative super PACs plan to seize on “Clinton Cash,” and a "pro-Democrat super PAC has already assembled a dossier on Mr. Schweizer, a speech writing consultant to former President George W. Bush and a fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution who has contributed to the conservative website Breitbart.com** to make the case that he has a bias against Mrs. Clinton."
*Does* the author has a bias? Let's take a look:

Media Matters says
Peter Schweizer is the president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), a conservative group with close ties to a billionaire family funding Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential run. GAI has also received substantial support from groups backed by Charles and David Koch: 
But even a quick look at Wiki will tell you all you need to know: The Author, Peter Schweizer, who is the President of GAI, "The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) is a conservative investigative research organization" -Wiki

**Also, according the NYT, Schweizer "has contributed to Breitbart",  but according to Schweizer's facebook posts, he is currently a Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Larg.

And they omit completely that he is President of a conservative investigative research organization. 

1 comment:

  1. Schweizer and his conservative based organizations, his billionaire friends are just throwing spaghetti at the walls, hoping it will stick without any regard to what is the truth, and admits in his book that he can't prove any of his allegations and leaves it up to "investigative" journalists to do so. With the sloppy journalism and bias by the NYTIMES of late, I don't trust them anymore for anything.
    Thank you for calling them out on this "Morning Joe". At least somebody is paying attention.

    How about if the Republican hopefuls and their billionaire friends stop with the spreading of lies and half truths and speak to the issues and their ideas for the good of the country?