World Net Daily reports: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ newspaper, the Washington Post, has an army of 20 reporters and researchers tasked specifically with scouring the life of Donald Trump – but while the publication claims it has just as many staffers investigating the past of Hillary Clinton, the newspaper’s recent headlines tell a different story.
As WND reported, Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward told the National Association of Realtors Convention in Washington Wednesday: “There’s a lot we don’t know. We have 20 people working on Trump. We’re going to do a book. We’re doing articles about every phase of his life.”
Woodward said he has been investigating Trump’s real-estate deals in New York. “The New York real-estate world is more complex than the CIA,” he said.
He also claimed the Washington Post is seeking to get the “essence” of Hillary Clinton. But, despite an active FBI probe into the issue, Woodward dismissed concern about Hillary’s use of a private email server to send classified information, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.
WND asked the Washington Post: “Exactly how large is the team your paper has tasked with thoroughly investigating Hillary Clinton’s background and associations? Are there at least 20 people tasked specifically with digging through her past and finding details in ‘every phase’ of her life?”
Washington Post Vice President of Communications and Events Kristine Coratti told WND that Woodward was referring to a large team of two-dozen reporters and researchers working on “a special book project” examining Trump’s life.
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“[W]e have years and years of reporting on Hillary Clinton to draw from, including her last presidential campaign, her time as secretary of state, and her position as U.S. senator,” Coratti explained. “Because Trump’s involvement in political life is far more limited, the Post newsroom decided to embark on a book as a special project. In order to complete the book in a timely fashion, reporters from throughout the newsroom have been assigned to work for a brief period on particular aspects of his life and career.”
Coratti claims the Post has the “same number of people” on staff investigating Trump and Clinton for its news coverage. She said the Post is planning a series on “the life and career of Hillary Clinton,” which “launches in just a few weeks.” Coratti wouldn’t provide any further details about the upcoming series.
So WND asked if she could point to any investigative stories on Hillary’s past that the Post team has published in the last month.
That’s when Coratti stopped responding to WND’s requests for comment.
WND reviewed the Washington Post’s headlines concerning Hillary from the last month and found the following news articles. Some read somewhat like campaign promotions, but none takes an investigative look into Hillary’s involvement in recent scandals involving “Emailgate,” the Clinton Foundation, her acceptance of nearly $75,000 from Justice Department employees while under FBI investigation, the recently released Office of Independent Counsel internal memos showing Hillary was “guilty of criminal fraud” in the Whitewater affair or the numerous women from Bill Clinton’s past who are filling news headlines with their claims that Hillary used threats, violence and intimidation to silence them.
Rather, recent Washington Post headlines concerning Hillary include the following:
“Hillary Clinton to support Federal Reserve change sought by liberals”
“Hillary says she supports statehood for DC”
“Hillary Clinton wants you to know what she thinks about animals”
“Hillary Clinton launches campaign team for DC primary”
“Hillary Clinton: ‘Trump’s economic plans: if he wins, you lose”
“The conservative media’s obsession with Hillary Clinton’s coughing”
“Where Democratic voters don’t like either Hillary Clinton OR Bernie Sanders”
“If you want to buy Hillary Clinton’s old car, now’s your chance”
“Clinton pledges that no family pays more than 10 percent of income on child care”
“Clinton aide Cheryl Mills leaves FBI interview briefly after being asked about emails”
“For Clinton, the general election is about married women. Starting in swing state Virginia”
“Charles Koch suggests that another Clinton in the White House might be better than Trump or Cruz”
“Hillary Clinton has hot sauce in her bag (for health reasons)”
“Clinton’s wonky policies of fine-grained complexity contrast with rivals’ grandiose ideas”
“The village that helped Hillary Clinton move past Bill’s infidelity”
“Why is Hillary Clinton doing worse among whites now than in 2008? Racial attitudes.”
“Donald Trump’s chances against Hillary Clinton look far worse than Ted Cruz’s”
“Donald Trump’s ridiculous claim that Hillary Clinton started the birther movement”
Bezos, CEO of retail giant Amazon, a Democratic Party donor and the world’s 19th wealthiest man, purchased the Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million.
Coratti said Bezos – chief of both the Post and Amazon – didn’t specifically order the Post’s Trump probes, despite the Washington Examiner report stating, “[Woodward] said that Bezos has urged the Post to run as many stories on Trump and the other candidates so that voters can’t say they didn’t know about the eventual president.”
She said, “Jeff [Bezos] has nothing to do with the decision [to] publish a Trump book or the Trump reporting. Those decisions are made by our newsroom.”
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