Tag Archives: News Media

The Mueller Report — Take 1

There are two important concepts that need to be understood about the special counsel’s report. One is obvious, the other less so.

One is the question of whether or not the 2016 election was free and fair?

The answer is clearly NO.

“As set forth in detail in this report, the Special Counsel’s investigation established that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election principally through two operations. First a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Second, a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations against entities, employees, and volunteers working on the Clinton Campaign and then released stolen documents.”

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From the Left Bank

By Peter Toll

Broken CNN Logo 2Our radio and television news and newspapers are always good targets. They’re designed to please everybody and therefore often offend most people one way or another. They’re bland, shallow and often downright trivial.

It wasn’t always this way. News media changes clearly reflect our changing culture. Going along to get along.

At the local level, we tend to get the pablum, the mush. In order for reporters to survive at the Lake Oswego Review or the Sandy Post or any other community paper, they must stay on good terms with their sources. Coziness is rewarded; criticism is not. It’s human nature. Continue reading