Inspired by recent media efforts to coordinate with the Democratic Party in condemning supposed “fake news”, The Beltway Times has decided to kick off a new column series. Entitled #FakeNews, our regular column will highlight the rampant corruption within the mainstream media and its publicly-tacit collusion with Democratic Party interests.
Our first column zeros in on a memo published by The Intercept.
The memo provides an RSVP count of “unbiased” pundits, writers, and reporters from at least 15 mainstream media agencies who confirmed a desire to meet with Clinton campaign staffers for an “off-the-record” dinner to discuss “framing the HRC message”.
The event, an April 10, 2015 cocktail party for high-level Clinton staff members and media elites hosted at the Upper East Side home of Clinton strategist Joel Benenson, was a get-together with a very directed agenda — advancing the “Hillary Clinton For President” message with premier press personalities.
Agencies represented included, among others:
CNN (8 RSVPs), ABC (5), MSNBC (5), NY Times (5), CBS (2), Politico (2), Bloomberg (2), People (1), Vice (1), Vox (1), Daily Beast (1), NBC (1), Huffington Post (1).
Full memo from The Intercept with a list of media invitees who accepted, ignored, and declined the invitation to meet with the Clinton Campaign: