The Media’s Investigative Sins of Omission
JULY 06, 2017
Then there was the June 19 disclosure by Judicial Watch that materials regarding the “unmasking” of American citizens in surveillance reports (read: Michael Flynn) by former national security adviser Susan Rice or others have been moved to the Obama presidential library, where evidence of possible crimes could theoretically remain shielded from public view for years. That stonewalling got little play. Yet there was a time in the pre-Trump era when major media would gladly take the fruits of the conservative watchdog group’s costly freedom-of-information litigation and run with it. Just last year, in fact—when Hillary Clinton’s email abuses provided drama in a Democratic race that otherwise had none.