Saturday, March 4, 2017

Shameless WaPo for Defense of Obama: Screams "No Evidence" of Obama Wiretapping Trump Without Attempting to Do Due Diligence of Professional Journalism

 Politic, Creative Commons

 You would think a "free press" like the Washington Post would rush out and send 25 reporters to Barack Obama's home in D.C. and ask a flurry of questions, "Did you order the wiretapping of Trump Tower?" 

Wouldn't that be what professional journalists do as part of a "free press"?  

But, that's not what WaPo did.  They immediately go into defense mode to protect the president they share a ideological bond with.  This is not a free press, it's very much bought and paid for with Obama worship!      

Washington Post reports President Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election.

Citing no evidence to support his explosive allegation, Trump said in a series of five tweets sent Saturday morning that Obama was “wire tapping” his New York offices before the election in a move he compared to McCarthyism. “Bad (or sick) guy!” he said of his predecessor, adding that the surveillance resulted in “nothing found.”

Trump offered no citations nor did he point to any credible news report to back up his accusation, but he may have been referring to commentary on Breitbart and conservative talk radio suggesting that Obama and his administration used “police state” tactics last fall to monitor the Trump team.    

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This report sounds more like an argument by a defesne attorney than a professional journalist.  It's not even close.   

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