Donald Trump was blasted by liberals for calling legacy media “fake news.”
But Trump continues to be proven correct.
Now stunning emails prove the Biden administration is colluding with one media giant.
The Biden administration recently urged the so-called mainstream media to put out favorable stories to prop up Joe Biden’s economy, and the press obliged.
And this type of biased collaboration is happening incessantly behind the scenes.
Due to a FOIA request, The Federalist obtained emails from the Department of the Interior that illustrate a pattern of behavior where The New York Times worked with the Biden administration on positive stories.
Last August, New York Times environmental reporter Coral Davenport wrote to Interior spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz with regard to the Biden administration’s efforts to appeal a judge’s order undoing a ban on oil and gas leases on federal land.
Davenport wrote to Schwartz:
“I’m trying to understand what exactly is new – the decision already required the administration to resume leasing…We will not do a story about the appeal – I’m just trying to understand what, beyond the appeal, is substantively new.”
Schwartz responded, “More than happy for you to not write.”
Unsurprisingly, Davenport never wrote a story about the appeal.
Worse yet, Davenport apologized for her mushy questions, expressing:
“Sorry we are so annoying w oil & gas lease Qs…Could you give a call? Interested in what else might be coming down the pike.”
On a different occasion, Times writer Elizabeth Williamson begged Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to sit for a positive profile piece.
After Haaland declined, Williamson guaranteed it would be a glowing profile.
Williamson wrote to Schwart:
“I do think it’ll look a bit odd since so many of her colleague[s] sent and friends have spoken w[ith] me…This sometimes happens on tough stories but rather a mystery here! … I still hope she will reconsider.”
Haaland capitulated and assented to the interview.
Afterward, Schwartz messaged Williamson, “I just wanted to say that I thought the profile turned out really lovely.”
It goes without saying that the Trump administration did not get that type of favorable coverage from the press.
Mandy Gunasekara, Chief of Staff for the EPA under Trump, explained:
“We had reporters straight up tell us they wouldn’t come cover events because they would never write a positive story about the Trump administration…And then there were other instances where they would just straight up spread false information.”
Trump era EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler proclaimed during a speech at the National Press Club:
“The media does a disservice to the American public and sound policy-making by not informing the public of the progress this nation has made.”
Far-left activist journalist Alexander Nazaryan intentionally mischaracterized Wheeler’s quote and wrote for Yahoo News:
“‘The media does a disservice to the American public,’ by reporting on global warming, says EPA head Andrew Wheeler. Wants more positive coverage.”
That misleading headline was liked and retweeted hundreds of times, including by Times reporter Lisa Friedman.
Trump might’ve undersold just how fake the news really is.