How did the Don Trump Jr. Email Scandal got covered?
After a rainfall of information, how was the news coverage?
June 11, 2017 was a hot day for news media. We already know some news sites prefer an agenda over the other. On this post I just want to shine a light on the different ways a topic as hot as an email scandal focused on Donald Trump Jr. got handled.
New York Times
Starting with the New York Times I believe it is rather focused on the facts. When Donald Trump Jr. got some emails that offered possible information against Clinton, he said ‘I Love it.’
Donald Trump Jr. agreed, adding that he would most likely bring along "Paul Manafort (campaign boss)" and "my brother…www.nytimes.com
A targeted attack was issued by the news site Breitbart. They focused more on the NYT coverage than on the news.
The email in question "was sent by Rob Goldstone, a publicist and former British tabloid reporter who helped broker the…www.breitbart.com
Vox published the following headers and articles. They give more insights on the issues at hand.
If Trump knew of the collusion with Russia, this scandal would be bigger than Watergate.www.vox.com
It is no longer possible to dismiss the Russia scandal as fake news.www.vox.com
Like Watergate, this is an era of low comedy and high fear.www.vox.com
The New York Times' Donald Trump Jr. scoop points to real evidence that he broke the law.www.vox.com
Fox News made a different approach, though. It included a late Sean Hannity’s interview.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller will surely be looking into the meeting between Donald Trump, Jr., and a Russian lawyer…www.foxnews.com
While congressional Democrats were quick Tuesday to cast Donald Trump Jr.'s newly released emails as evidence of…www.foxnews.com
On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted a statement with corresponding documentation of an email chain between…www.foxnews.com
Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged in an exclusive interview with Fox News' "Hannity" Tuesday night that he "probably would…www.foxnews.com
And staying on TV news casts. CNN covered the story like this:
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a statement from the President defending his son during…edition.cnn.com
New York Post
The New York Post has different views on the issue, with the staff covering the story with a different approaches than the one the opinion pieces had.
Donald Trump Jr. said during an interview with Fox News that he "probably would have done things a little differently…nypost.com
WASHINGTON - Newt Gingrich likened Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner to "Keystone Kops" on Tuesday for agreeing to…nypost.com
We see one truly solid takeaway from the story of the day: Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot. In the heat of your father's…nypost.com
Near the end of its Tuesday story on Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer, the New York Times casually…nypost.com
Slate published more context on Trump administration, as well as the coverage of the scandal.
High-ranking members of President Donald Trump's campaign met with a Russian lawyer who has clear ties to the Kremlin…www.slate.com
Donald Trump Jr. has released emails in which he enthusiastically accepts an offer of "Russia and its government's…www.slate.com
On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. and the New York Times released emails showing he'd been promised information that "would…www.slate.com
The latest bombshells in the New York Times , showing that President Donald Trump's inner circle knowingly met with…www.slate.com
ThinkProgress, here on Medium gave their on coverage as well.
The smoking gun.thinkprogress.org
A straight line from the Russian government to Donald Trump.thinkprogress.org
The New Yorker & National Review
On a more insightful and in-depth tradition, The New Yorker and National Review published this.
It looks like Alan Futerfas, the criminal-defense lawyer whom Donald Trump, Jr., hired on Monday, is going to be busy…www.newyorker.com
The release of Donald Trump, Jr.,'s e-mails regarding a meeting last June with a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya…www.newyorker.com
And on an international note, BBC, The Guardian and Al Jazeera also covered the story.
Donald Trump Jr has been forced to release damning emails that reveal he eagerly embraced what he was told was a…www.theguardian.com
President Donald Trump's son has released an email chain that shows him discussing plans to hear damaging information…www.aljazeera.com
So, who wore it better? Of course the rest of the articles give much more information in almost every case of the scandal. Let me know what you think about this collection of headers and articles. Was there anyway around the news? Was this story twisted? Is there a news site I am missing?