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How a Mysterious Tip Led to Trump Conviction

How a Mysterious Tip Led to Trump Conviction

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EXCERPT: “… It was before 8 a.m. on a Saturday, days before the 2016 election, and Donald Trump’s campaign was relieved: A Wall Street Journal article, revealing that the National Enquirer had paid $150,000 to quash a former Playboy model’s story of an affair with the candidate, was attracting little attention. …”Read more at: The Wall Street JournalHow a Mysterious Tip Led to Trump Conviction

COMMENTS: 

This WSJ article recounts how a small tip eventually led to the conviction of an ex-President.  

Louise Story who was a senior editor at the WSJ when the original WSJ report was published posted the following note on LinkedIn, noting the role of The Wall Street Journal: 

“I bet if you survey Americans about what news organization broke the Stormy Daniels story, many would believe it was broken by The New York Times. But it wasn't. It was brought to the world in an investigation by The Wall Street Journal. I was the WSJ's top editor for newsroom strategy at the time of the story with the headline: "Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal," and I remember well the conversations about publishing these stories.”

While many of us complain about the mainstream media for becoming biased one way or another, we must also pause to acknowledge the role played by mainstream publications in shaping history, as the role of WSJ in this saga shows.  

And, we must also acknowledge our own biases which make some of us think that the WSJ and NYT are on diametrically opposite sides of a world sharply divided into Republican vs Democratic camps.  While the editorial pages of NYT and WSJ may lean in different directions, both these publications continue to do good work.  Working at these established mainstream media organizations, many journalists do a lot of hard-nose reporting and investigations which are not easy for freelance Substackers or YouTubers to do.  We need all forms of media to keep us informed.

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