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The Washington Post Has No Clothes

If a tree falls in the woods and there isn't a source to leak it to the press, does it make a sound?

Is the news hiding? Is it a secret? 

The police murdered another unarmed black man on Thursday. The Washington Post ran a story from the AP. No big deal.

So what is a big deal? An exclusive early look at... a television advertisment!!!!!

 Kevin Drum at Mother Jones explains:

Oh come on. A front-page piece about the fact that Donald Trump is airing a TV ad? Seriously? And the article itself is even worse:

The Republican presidential candidate’s long-awaited and hotly anticipated first ad, which was shared exclusively with The Washington Post, is set to launch Monday as part of a series that will air in the final month before the Iowa caucuses. Trump has vowed to spend at least $2 million a week on the ads — an amount that will be amplified by the countless times they are likely to be played on cable news and across social media.

As Drum points out, that last sentence is actually self parody on the part of the Post, as Trump deliberately gave the Post an "exclusive" look at the ad for the purpose of free amplification!


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