A growing number of U.N. and other international media outlets are being criticized as anti-Russia and anti-U.S., and as biased and biased against President Donald Trump, according to a new report from the watchdog group Media Matters.
The report, titled The U,N.
is becoming Russia’s Enemy, lays out in graphic detail how many outlets have become part of the Trump-Russia narrative, with outlets like CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post leading the charge.
“They are so hostile toward Trump, they are so anti-Trump, they seem to be trying to make Russia into a political scapegoat,” said Media Matters senior fellow Robert Weissman, a former senior White House communications director.
“That is a really dangerous dynamic.”
The report found that the number of outlets reporting negative or even negative stories about Trump and Russia had risen dramatically in the last few years, and that many outlets are pushing negative stories on Trump.
For instance, The Times recently ran a front-page article in which reporter Peter Baker wrote that the U.K. government had been “briefed on intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to recruit Donald Trump to help him run the country,” a statement that appeared to be the first such story about Russia’s efforts to help Trump.
A number of other outlets, including CNN, were also among the first to run stories that criticized Trump, including a story in which Baker said Trump’s campaign adviser Roger Stone said that Trump had “a history of sexual misconduct.”
But the report also highlighted how many of the outlets have now shifted to reporting positive stories about the Trump administration, even as many outlets were pushing negative reports about Trump.
“We have seen that the [Trump] administration is moving in a more positive direction, but we are also seeing a growing trend of journalists becoming more and more aligned with the president, with the narrative that he is our enemy,” Weissman said.
In an interview with The Hill, Baker denied that he had said Stone was advising Trump to get in touch with Putin.
“I don’t know who is making this up,” Baker said.
Baker added that he would be willing to meet with Trump if the two talked about Russia, but said the issue of the Russia-Trump relationship is far more important than the fact that the president has been getting the attention of the world.
“The bigger issue is that the narrative of Trump and Putin is becoming more toxic and it’s damaging to the American people and to our relationship with the rest of the international community,” Baker added.
A report released this month by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.A.E.-based nonprofit organization, said that media outlets have been spreading false information about Trump, while other outlets are promoting conspiracy theories about the president.
For example, The Washington Times recently published an article by Michael Goodwin, who called Trump’s travel ban “a deliberate provocation” and suggested that the administration may have “been working to create chaos in the U,S.
by weakening the rule of law.”
The piece was the first time a newspaper had used Goodwin’s name in the past five years.
But the CPJ report also cited stories from The New Yorker and the Guardian that claimed that Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russian officials during the campaign.
The New Republic published an interview in which Flynn said that he never discussed sanctions with the Russians during the 2016 campaign.
A New Yorker article also said that Flynn’s former communications adviser, Richard McFeely, was in contact with a Russian intelligence officer during the transition.
A Guardian article in 2017 claimed that Russia was trying to help the Trump campaign by hiring Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, and also said Flynn had been working with Russians on “a secret plan to undermine the credibility of the U: The Russian government has a secret plan that is designed to undermine President Donald J. Trump.”
The Guardian, however, was quick to point out that none of the allegations in the Guardian article were true.
“There is no truth to this,” a spokesperson for the Guardian told The Hill.
In the interview with the Hill, Weissman pointed to a New York Daily News story in 2017 that cited a source who claimed that a Russian operative who had ties to Russian intelligence had been arrested in Moscow in 2016.
That same year, the New York Post ran a story about the arrest of an unidentified Russian spy in Moscow, which led to the arrest and indictment of the man who allegedly made the claim.
“It is very difficult for the U.,N.
to say that this is just a one-off,” Weissmach said.
“This is not a one off.”
“They [U.N.] are not really interested in any of the issues of the [U.,N.],” Weissmand said.
Weissmacht said that the report, along with