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In the wake of 2016, the simplistic media defense has been that the hacked Democratic emails were in the public realm and contained newsworthy information, and that therefore the decision to publish was an easy one. Set aside the idea that the press wildly overhyped the significance of the emails in order to juice up its coverage, which dragged on for weeks and months: The key to the 2016 saga was that the emails were stolen by a foreign adversary, which then used the willing U.S. media to carry out its attack on an American election and to help Trump win. And that’s the part of the equation the press remains unmoved on to this day.


In the wake of 2016, the simplistic media defense has been that the hacked Democratic emails were in the public realm and contained newsworthy information, and that therefore the decision to publish was an easy one. Set aside the idea that the press wildly overhyped the significance of the emails in order to juice up its coverage, which dragged on for weeks and months: The key to the 2016 saga was that the emails were stolen by a foreign adversary, which then used the willing U.S. media to carry out its attack on an American election and to help Trump win. And that’s the part of the equation the press remains unmoved on to this day.

In the wake of 2016, the simplistic media defense has been that the hacked Democratic emails were in the public realm and contained newsworthy information, and that therefore the decision to publish was an easy one. Set aside the idea that the press wildly overhyped the significance of the emails in order to juice up its coverage, which dragged on for weeks and months: The key to the 2016 saga was that the emails were stolen by a foreign adversary, which then used the willing U.S. media to carry out its attack on an American election and to help Trump win. And that’s the part of the equation the press remains unmoved on to this day.

In the wake of 2016, the simplistic media defense has been that the hacked Democratic emails were in the public realm and contained newsworthy information, and that therefore the decision to publish was an easy one. Set aside the idea that the press wildly overhyped the significance of the emails in order to juice up its coverage, which dragged on for weeks and months: The key to the 2016 saga was that the emails were stolen by a foreign adversary, which then used the willing U.S. media to carry out its attack on an American election and to help Trump win. And that’s the part of the equation the press remains unmoved on to this day.

In the wake of 2016, the simplistic media defense has been that the hacked Democratic emails were in the public realm and contained newsworthy information, and that therefore the decision to publish was an easy one. Set aside the idea that the press wildly overhyped the significance of the emails in order to juice up its coverage, which dragged on for weeks and months: The key to the 2016 saga was that the emails were stolen by a foreign adversary, which then used the willing U.S. media to carry out its attack on an American election and to help Trump win. And that’s the part of the equation the press remains unmoved on to this day.

In the wake of 2016, the simplistic media defense has been that the hacked Democratic emails were in the public realm and contained newsworthy information, and that therefore the decision to publish was an easy one. Set aside the idea that the press wildly overhyped the significance of the emails in order to juice up its coverage, which dragged on for weeks and months: The key to the 2016 saga was that the emails were stolen by a foreign adversary, which then used the willing U.S. media to carry out its attack on an American election and to help Trump win. And that’s the part of the equation the press remains unmoved on to this day.

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