This weekend the CIA released a report announcing the presidential election was rigged, by Russia, for the purpose of electing Donald Trump, but the News Tribune’s website shows no mention of this at all. The solitary story doesn’t show in the latest news feed, let alone the featured stories. Instead, we’re treated to articles about an inch of wet snow.
When people say they don’t have faith in the news, this is what we’re talking about. The story about snow is true, as far as it goes, but is it the most important thing? A foreign country interfered in our most important democratic process. It’s looking like our president -- and the entire executive branch -- were hand-picked by Vladimir Putin.
There is evidence that Russia also hacked the RNC, so they might have blackmail material on Trump to control him. Trump just picked for secretary of state a man who was awarded the Russian Order of Friendship three years ago by Putin.
This is news! But readers of the News Tribune can’t find any of this information at the newspaper website. So what, exactly, is it for? And how can newspapers be surprised that some people turn to wacky internet sites for information instead?