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PBC News & Comment: Corporate Media Mislead on Mueller Indictments

Mainstream media mix indictments of Manafort, Davis with Papadopoulos plea deal, and mislead people who don’t go beyond the headlines….--Robert Parry at Consortium News offers good analysis

--superlobbyist for corporate Dems Tony Podesta resigns, facing investigation for ties to Manafort’s lobbying for Ukraine

--NY Times report uses Papadopoulos plea deal to support unproven claims of Russian hacking of DNC

--predictably, Trump minimizes connection to Papadopoulos, which may be true

--Facebook increases estimates of the reach of alleged Russian posts during and after election, reporting 126 million impressions from total of 11 trillion posts

--at WashPost, Margaret Sullivan blames Facebook for Trump’s election, overlooking myriad of other factors, like billions in free media coverage for Trump

--Trump campaign benefited from 8 social media staffers who embedded with campaign, Clinton rejected their help

--Mother Jones, which is heavy promoter of Russiagate, runs strong and long article about voter suppression delivering Wisconsin to Trump

--in fresh, in-depth interview, Roger Shuler reports that Karl Rove’s team is quietly working for Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama Senate race

--deposed leader of Catalonia is in Brussels seeking unlikely support from EU, may seek asylum

--Steny Hoyer, #2 Dem in the House, is working to block war powers resolution to end US military ole in Yemen

--riots in Iraq over resignation of Kurdish leader

--in April, Tillerson and Haley said Assad could stay; last week, Tillerson said Assad has to go

--Netflix, embarrassed by gay assault charge against Kevin Spacey, suspends production and ends House of Cards