As if there was any doubt at this point that the media is fully in bed with the Clinton campaign, Glenn Thrush, Politco's Chief Political Correspondent, decided to make it crystal clear in the following email to Podesta back in April 2015 in which he admits that he has "become a hack." The email below from Thrush was sent to get guidance related to an article he published the very next day entitled "Hillary's Big-Money Dilemma."
Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u
Please don't share or tell anyone I did this
Tell me if I fucked up anything
Continued revelations such as these will simply serve to reinforce arguments out of the Trump campaign that the "election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary."
The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary - but also at many polling places - SAD
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
Of course, as The Center for Public Integrity recently pointed out, "journalists" aren't just making "in-kind" contributions to the Clinton campaign, they're donating real cash as well. In fact, according the their review of political contributions made by people working in various media outlets, 96% were found to go to Hillary while only 4% accrued to the benefit of the Trump campaign.
Conventional journalistic wisdom holds that reporters and editors are referees on politics’ playing field — bastions of neutrality who mustn’t root for Team Red or Team Blue, either in word or deed.
But during this decidedly unconventional election season, during which “the media” has itself become a prominent storyline, several hundred news professionals have aligned themselves with Clinton or Trump by personally donating money to one or the other.
In all, people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.
Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee, the Center for Public Integrity’s analysis indicates.
Meanwhile, none of the media collusion has been quite so disturbing as the following example in which DNC Chair Donna Brazile provided the exact wording of a CNN debate question to the Clinton campaign in advance of a debate.
With this level of blatant media collusion and corruption it is truly amazing that any Republican candidate has won the office of the presidency in the past several decades.