2019.03.20 FOIA Requests

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Biased News is Fake News, as is having different standards based on party. So a real Journalist (Brent Scher at Free Beacon), just did a simple thing: compared FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests to the EPA to see how many times media outlets fact checked or investigated Obama versus Trump. NYT did 4x as many request in Trump's first year, as Obama's entire last term. WaPo: went from 1 request for Obama's last term to 43 in Trump's first 2 years. Politico: 15 to 198. CNN 25 to 47. Buzzfeed: 18 to 38. ABC: 4 to 32. This is evidence of a double-standard that the observant have known about for decades.


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I have no problem with the media trolling with FOIA requests on Trump. What I have a problem with is them only doing it selectively when the guy in charge has an (R) after his name. A 400% increase isn't just an accident. And this is only one datapoint of bias, in an ocean of them. This is evidence that cries of FakeNews have some validation, and the reason this President is so abrasive towards the Press, is the press really is out to change the standards to, "get" him.

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