A quick reminder of those words, from the horses mouth so to speak, below before we delve into the recent Wikileaks bombshell that shows it is not just bias, but actual collusion between the Clinton campaign and journalists, national reporters and television anchors that began before the Clinton campaign officially launched.
In the next 15 second clip Cuomo tells CNN viewers to "remember, it is illegal to possess these stolen documents," meaning the Wikileaks hack email releases, and "it's different for the media, so everything you learn about this, you're learning from us."
WHAT THE MSM ISN'T TELLING AMERICANS
That is a critical 15 second statement because there is one specific Wikileaks release that CNN and a number of other outlets have not informed their viewers about, specifically the fact that dozens upon dozens of "influential reporters, anchors and editors," were invited and accepted invitations to "off-the-record cocktails," with Clinton campaign members days before Clinton launched her campaign.
Included in the list of Clinton campaign "goals" of conducting these "off the record" dinners and cocktails with these media members, is "Framing the HRC message and framing the race."
The lists of these media members can be found at Breitbart, and in going through the list, as well as searching for the national coverage by these very same reporters, we see nearly all of them have consistently reported negatively about Donald Trump while giving Hillary Clinton a "free ride," by either downplaying or totally ignoring her scandals, including the Clinton Foundation, pay-to-play, and her email server scandal.
The combined lists, which include more than one get together, shows members from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Bloomberg, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, MSNBC, NBC, New Yorker, New York Times, People, Politico, AP, BuzzFeed, Reuters, and WSJ.... and those are the ones that RSVP'd saying they would attend.
Plugging the names on the list into the search engine along with Clinton and Trump's names, we see a pattern emerge, showing anti-Trump negative and consistent coverage with pro-Clinton positive and consistent coverage.
For example, ABC's Cecilia Vega in reporting on the final presidential debate, lamented how Latino's were "were crying, they were offended, downright disgusted," over Trump's use of the phrase "hombres line," as she declared how "brave" Clinton was.
Aside from the barrage of coverage following Wednesday’s final presidential debate concerning Donald Trump’s non-commitment to accept November’s election results, there were a few instances where that wasn’t discussed and ABC used their precious airtime to inform us Latinos “were crying” over Trump’s “hombres line” and assured viewers that “Hillary clearly won” the face-off.
Clinton campaign correspondent and Saturday World News Tonight anchor Cecilia Vega reported from the spin room that, for the Clinton camp, it was her “best debate” because “she bravely confronted women by quoting Donald Trump, using his own words” despite being “bothered” about Trump’s election comments.
Another ABC News journalist on the list of those that accepted the inviation to the off-the-record event with the Clinton campaign staffers, is George Stephanopoulos, who many young voters do not know, was a leading member of Bill Clinton's 1992 U.S. presidential campaign and was part of the Clinton administration until he resigned shortly after Clinton was re-elected in 1996. (Source)
In May 2015 it was reported by Politico and others that Stephanopoulos had also donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, to which he did not disclose to ABC News' viewers until after he was revealed by other sources.
ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their nonprofit organization, the On Media blog has learned.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Stephanopoulos made $25,000 donations to the 501 nonprofit founded by former President Bill Clinton, the foundation's records show. Stephanopoulos never disclosed this information to viewers, even when interviewing author Peter Schweizer last month about his book "Clinton Cash," which alleges that donations to the foundation may have influenced some of Hillary Clinton's actions as secretary of state.
While previous examples can be found, the latest example of Stephanopoulos' pro-Hillary, anti-Trump bias could be seen in his sit down one-on-one with Donald Trump last week, where he was grilling Trump about his campaign against Hillary, to which has made seriously amusing headlines after the following exchange when Stephanopoulos asked Trump "When you look back over the sweep of this campaign going back to last June is there anything you regret?" Trump replied "I'd love to have done, in life, certain things over I guess. And you would have too." Stephanopoulos then made the mistake of asking Trump to name one, to which Trump shot back with "You would love to have not contributed to the Clinton Foundation as an example. There are things you wish you didn't do. Okay?"
Watch Stephanopoulos' body language and face after that, below:
Perhaps good ole George should have been more clear,yes?
The follow-up exchange, transcribed by NewsBusters, shows the type of pro-Clinton, anti-Trump bias these so-called journalists consistently have shown since the beginning of the Clinton campaign:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: At the same time, you were the beneficiary of a billion dollars in free media during the primaries.
DONALD TRUMP: I don't know if you call it a billion dollars, free, when it's bad. What it should really be, what they should be talking about is WikiLeaks and the horrible things that have come out about Hillary Clinton. The horrible things.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Let's stick on this election idea.
Yes, free media is so much more relevant and important to voters than the corruption and collusion exposed by Wikileaks on the part of the DNC and the Clinton campaign!!
No bias there, huh?
Other ABC News reporters on the two lists are David Muir, Diane Sawyer, Jon Karl, and Liz Kreutz.
Other Politico reporters on the lists are Mike Allen, Annie Karni, and Gabe Debenedetti.
Another listed on the second list of those accepting one of the invitations from the Clinton campaign is CNBC’s John Harwood, who was a moderator for a 2015 presidential debate, and had bragged to Podesta in leaked emails about how he goaded Trump at the debate, as well as multiple other examples of bias found in other Podesta/Harwood emails, reported by Breitbart here and here.
Between the two RSVP lists there are nine different CNN reporters, and frankly I do not believe examples need to be shown when it comes to CNN, everybody knows they are in Clinton's pocket and anyone that thinks that point is debatable, go to the top of this article to the first video and listen again to CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo admitting it.
All the NYT names above are linked to their individual article pages, and just using Gail Collins as an example of the type of coverage she regularly offers, here are the headlines listed from September 21 through October 27, 2016.
Anyone else noticing a pattern of reporting, specifically by the very journalists that attended the Clinton campaign pow-wows?
Full list of RSVPs that said YES, to the second gathering at the NY home of Joel Benenson, chief campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton, two days before she announced her candidacy in 2015, below:
1. ABC – Cecilia Vega 2. ABC – David Muir 3. ABC – Diane Sawyer 4. ABC – George Stephanoplous [sic] 5. ABC – Jon Karl 6. Bloomberg – John Heillman [sic] 7. Bloomberg – Mark Halperin 8. CBS – Norah O’Donnell 9. CBS – Vicki Gordon 10. CNN – Brianna Keilar 11. CNN – David Chalian 12. CNN – Gloria Borger 13. CNN – Jeff Zeleny 14. CNN – John Berman 15. CNN – Kate Bouldan [sic] 16. CNN – Mark Preston 17. CNN – Sam Feist 18. Daily Beast – Jackie Kucinich 19. GPG – Mike Feldman 20. Huffington Post – Whitney Snyder 21. MORE – Betsy Fisher Martin 22. MSNBC – Alex Wagner 23. MSNBC – Beth Fouhy 24. MSNBC – Phil Griffin 25. MSNBC – Rachel Maddow (TBD) 26. MSNBC – Rachel Racusen 27. NBC – Savannah Gutherie [sic] 28. New Yorker – Ryan Liza [sic] 29. NYT – Amy Chozik [sic] 30. NYT – Gail Collins 31. NYT – Jonathan Martin 32. NYT – Maggie Haberman 33. NYT – Pat Healey [sic] 34. PEOPLE – Sandra Sobieraj Westfall 35. POLITICO – Glenn Thrush 36. POLITICO – Mike Allen 37. VICE – Alyssa Mastramonoco [sic] 38. VOX – Jon Allen
The guest list for an earlier event at the home of John Podesta was limited to reporters who were expected to cover Clinton on the campaign trail, can be seen at Wikileaks.
Perhaps even more disturbing than the outright bias is the issue of collusion, where media outlets are not only penning anti-Trump articles and reportage, but are actually taking their cues and marching orders directly from Hillary Clinton and her campaign
Anything to distract from the bombshell that was dropped 11 days before election day and the media is running with it to help Hillary Clinton.
NEWSFLASH TO THE MSM
Neither Russia, Comey, Trump or Wikileaks forced Hillary Clinton to set up a private server, use said server to send classified information, lied about it, or destroyed 30,000+ emails after receiving a subpeona for them. That was all Clinton.
It also wasn't Russia, Comey, Trump or Wikileaks that gave access to thousands of emails, some of which possibly classified to disgraced Anthony Weiner, that was Clinton top aide Huma Abedin.