You may have noticed that the Clinton-compliant media is just a tad negative toward Donald Trump.
Out on the campaign trail and on social media, the Republican nominee has been blasting the media for rigging the election to help Hillary Clinton cross the finish line through orchestrated attacks against him that seem, in part, designed to deflect from damaging revelations about the Democrats from the WikiLeaks email trove.
Apart from the skewed coverage itself, the Center for Public Integrity revealed on Monday that 96 percent of presidential political donations from journalists went to Hillary Clinton, amounting to about $400,000.
The Clinton attack machine is nothing new, however. It was apparently rolled out when then Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton ran against incumbent President George H.W. Bush in 1992.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
“Clinton campaigns throughout the decades have delivered ‘coordinated’ opposition research strategies to the press and engaged in ‘relentless’” attacks against their opponents, according to a memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The 1992 Clinton presidential campaign was not about promoting Bill Clinton’s accomplishments or vision but about tarnishing President George H.W. Bush, according to a close aide of the campaign.
A memo written by Derek Shearer to Bill, Hillary Clinton, and senior campaign aides in April 1992 laid out the ‘ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK’ strategy.
Analyzing the memo, the Free Beacon goes on to outline the dirty tricks pulled against Bush and third-party candidate Ross Perot as well as the women that leveled accusations against Bill Clinton for sexual misconduct.
You can read the original eight page memo here. The author reportedly was later rewarded with an ambassadorship.
While Trump has also been put on the defensive for the birther thing, the Free Beacon contends that questions about Barack Obama’s background originated with the 2008 Hillary Clinton contest against Obama.
Clinton’s campaign strategists recommended attacking Obama for his ‘lack of American roots.’ The campaign circulated a ‘smear photo’ of Obama dressed in traditional Muslim garb, and [Clinton confidant Sidney] Blumenthal urged a reporter to investigate whether Obama was born in Kenya, according to a former McClatchy Washington Bureau Chief.
And the media wants you to think that came from Donald Trump.