Clinton campaign has “no evidence” for Russia hack conspiracy, NY Times admits in penultimate paragraph

(This article is published in Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting)

The New York Times (7/29/16) has published another article peddling the conspiracy that the Russian government is manipulating the US election in order to hurt Hillary Clinton.

This one appeared on the front page of the US newspaper of record, under the hyperbolic headline “Russian Spies Said to Hack Clinton’s Bid”:


It is not until the 20th paragraph of the 21-paragraph article, on page A13 in the print edition, that the Times reveals a crucial point of clarification: Clinton “campaign officials acknowledge that they have no evidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to tilt the election to Donald Trump.

The 11th-hour detail might send readers, scratching their heads, back to the beginning.

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