Clinton Campaign Pushes Media To Change WikiLeaks Narrative

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Derek Hunter Contributor
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After days of bad headlines due to leaked emails hacked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta showing coordination among major media journalists and the campaign, the Clinton camp is attempting to change the narrative. And media outlets are complying.

Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallow started the ball rolling late Monday.

Soon journalists were following Fallon’s lead.

Next came Podesta insinuating that the Trump campaign was involved in the hack.

“It wasn’t any coincidence that within minutes of the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape coming out, they decided this was their countermove to try to take the public’s attention off the despicable things that Donald Trump said on that video,” Podesta told reporters. He cited “circumstantial evidence.”

Then the campaign promoted the allegation that longtime Trump aide Roger Stone knew about the leaked hack in advance.

The following were retweeted by Fallon:

Then Fallon made the case on his own:

Then other outlets began to run the speculative story, without anything more than Podesta’s accusation.

The Wall Street Journal reports Podesta as saying, “Stone pointed his finger at me, and said that I could expect some treatment that would expose me and ultimately sent out a tweet that said it would be my time in the barrel. So I think it’’ a reasonable assumption to — or at least a reasonable conclusion — that Mr. Stone had advanced warning and the Trump campaign had advanced warning about what Assange was going to do.”

Yahoo News quoted Stone calling the allegations “laughably absurd.”