TRUMP IS "A NEW YORK CENTRIST DEMOCRAT." This from the New York Time's Maggie Haberman on CNN's Inside Politics this morning. I've said that Trump is a New York Democrat this entire campaign. Now that the election is over, will we hear more of that?
Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit often says journalists are Democratic operatives with by-lines. According to an article written by Glenn Greenwald, Haberman falls into that category.
One January 2015 strategy document — designed to plant stories on Clinton’s decision-making process about whether to run for president — singled out reporter Maggie Haberman, then of Politico, now covering the election for the New York Times, as a “friendly journalist” who has “teed up” stories for them in the past and “never disappointed” them. Nick Merrill, the campaign press secretary, produced the memo, according to the document metadata:
That strategy document plotted how Clinton aides could induce Haberman to write a story on the thoroughness and profound introspection involved in Clinton’s decision-making process. The following month, when she was at the Times, Haberman published two stories on Clinton’s vetting process; in this instance, Haberman’s stories were more sophisticated, nuanced, and even somewhat more critical than what the Clinton memo envisioned.
But they nonetheless accomplished the goal Clinton campaign aides wanted to fulfill of casting the appearance of transparency on Clinton’s vetting process in a way that made clear she was moving carefully but inexorably toward a presidential run.