The media seems anxious to report negative stories about President Trump and his administration, but falls short in following up on stories.
We’ve seen front page stories of both former FBI Director James Comey’s and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s firings. But no reporting that Comey’s leaked memos are “now considered classified, prompting the Justice Department’s watchdog to review the matter.” The inspector general also made a criminal referral of McCabe to the Justice Department for possible indictment.
In Comey’s memos (regarding Russia collusion), Trump told him, “If there were some ‘satellite’ associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out.”
None of these stories appeared in The Tribune. The first state dinner of the Trump administration (hosting France) was on page A7. The North Korean leader, for the first time ever, visits South Korea in a summit to negotiate a treaty to have a “nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.” It was relegated to page A5. The lack of follow-up distorts the truth. Media Research Center shows that since his inauguration, the “Big Three” broadcast networks had 90 percent negative coverage of Trump. That’s bias.
Sheila Thompson, Salt Lake City