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FYI: Dragging #MaggieHaberman is not about pettiness, it's about the accumulation of privilege, nepotism & the multitude of familial connections that gave her access 2 Trump, & the hidden PR empire her mother works 4 that has been cleaning up Trump/Kushner shit with spin 4 years.
Both of #MaggieHaberman's parents were journalists. Both are aware of Trump's mob ties because they either covered it personally (Daddy) or were paid to spin it away with bullshit (Mama) as a high-powered PR Exec. Moreover, Maggie has covered Trump long enough to know.
One cannot properly report on Trump's business empire without doing a deep dive into his decades long associations with domestic and international organized crime syndicates. #MaggieHaberman wrote not story about that.
Y'all are free 2 believe that #MaggieHaberman's failure 2 write about Trump's mob ties was an innocent oversight because she believed conventional wisdom that he would lose. Do u believe 4 one second that extensive mob associations involving Obama or Hillary would be overlooked?
Facilitating money laundering 4 the mob is an insignificant detail & financing Trump branded properties all over the world with organized crime syndicates is just not that important 2 know before voting. The most important thing 2 #MaggieHaberman is Hillary's private server.
So why does this matter? Because #MaggieHaberman works for the New York Times, the newspaper of record in this country that has the outsized power to shape the news & powerful media narratives. She's applauded in Elle magazine as being friendly 2 the paid liars that spin 4 Trump
So while #MaggieHaberman was busy writing 68 stories on Hillary's email, there was no mention of Trump's violations of money laundering laws. No mention of Trump's business relationships abroad with high-level officials of a corrupt authoritarian regime in Muslim Azerbaijan.
Was the Baku Hotel a secret? Was the glaring hypocrisy of being in a business relationship w/ a dictatorship in a Muslim country while running for president of the United States on a racist anti-muslim platform lost on the media, #MaggieHaberman included? Help me understand.
Trump's business interests across the globe present a glaring conflict of interest in faithfully executing the office of president. The Times presented a sanitized version of the empire that omits his deals w/ criminals & corrupt govts, which denied voters an informed decision.
The late Wayne Barrett didn't turn a blind eye to Trump's venality and business relationships w/ the mob. His mother wasn't on the Trump/Kushner payroll like #MaggieHaberman. He chronicled the first 20 years of Trump's unfathomable greed. The story of Trump Tower is illuminating.
The new forward to Wayne Barrett's 26 year-old book on Trump's shady business relationships reads like a true crime novel cuz it kinda is. Released in August 2016, it documents mob figures, dictators, & crooked pols that people & serve the empire. #MaggieHaberman shoulda read it.
Wayne Barrett drops fresh info about Trump's mob associations in Aug 16 that inexplicably led 2 no articles by #MaggieHaberman about mob contractors that supplied the concrete & built Trump Tower. The two dozen Gambino owned units. Russian mobsters Tamir Sapir & Felix Sater.
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