Door County Pulse Overplays Hand

Door County Pulse |  9-7-2017


In its September 7, 2017 “Reps in the News” feature, Door County Pulse featured  the following “tidbit” concerning President Donald Trump’s claim that his campaign was “wiretapped” by Obama officials:

Pretty bold words:  

The current President of the United States flat-out lied about the then-sitting president issuing a wiretap of his campaign headquarters.

Interestingly, just 10-days after The Door County Pulse made the above statement, its “source” – CNN –featured the following headline:

Interestingly, nowhere can this story be found within the pages of the Door County Pulse, nor could a correction be found to the above story noting that, in fact, the Obama Administration wiretapped members of the Trump campaign.

Technically, wiretapping Manafort was not a wiretap of “Trump’s campaign headquarters,” but this is a distinction without a purpose: Trump’s claim that his campaign was wiretapped was, contrary to the Pulse, true. Failing to acknowledge this fact constitutes bias by story selection.

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