Failure to report a story is disappointing. But I believe the NY Times and the stories reported on CNN are designed to fog the issue and mislead us, to lie to us. Is it a lie? I have to say yes. Why? Because they are the New York Times, and they know the difference as to twist and fog the facts as they did was certainly intentional. They do know what’s going on.
This is why I don’t subscribe to the New York Times or watch Fox News. It isn’t because they are “extreme.” It’s because they are fake. They pander to a certain type of political animal that likes to see a slant in their news, to reassure them that they have an important opinion, even though that opinion is irrelevant, ill-informed, and boring.
The details of this story also demonstrate the problem with making claims about “media coverups.” All it takes is one source to make a smokescreen, and then a bunch of other media outlets will obediently follow. There is no coverup if readers are too stupid to check other sources of information.