Wikileaks, trying to help Bernie Sanders, leaked emails between the DNC and everyone. In this leak, a billionaire donor’s social security number is revealed and emails demonstrate that the supposedly neutral DNC would smear Bernie because of his religion. But the part I’m interested in is the email exchange with Politico’s chief investigative reporter Ken Vogel and the DNC.
Here’s the email: [Emphasis added]
Fwd: per agreement … any thoughts appreciatedVogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn’t share it. Let me know if you see anything that’s missing and I’ll push back.Mark Paustenbach National Press Secretary & Deputy Communications Director Democratic National Committee 202.863.8148 email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>Begin forwarded message:In the days before Hillary Clinton launched an unprecedented big-money fundraising vehicle with state parties last summer, she vowed “to rebuild our party<https://articles.philly.com/2015-08-29/news/66006747_1_
You can read the whole thing here.
If you believe there’s collusion between the media and Democrats, and systemically so, you’re absolutely right.
A couple years back, Mark Levin documented Vogel’s sleaziness. Here’s the link if you’d like to learn a bit more about this trouser snake. Even there, though, the slime was circumstantial evidence. Today, we have concrete proof that Politico’s bias is real and directly linked to the Democrats with whom they share ideology and, as it turns out, emailed stories before they go to print.
He should be fired for this breech of journalistic duty, but he won’t be. Likely, he’ll be promoted.