April 23, 2018
Former President Bill Clinton reportedly spread a rumor that The New York Times played up the FBI’s investigation into his wife’s use of a private email server as part of a secret deal with Donald Trump to destroy her chances of becoming president.
The conspiracy theory which was reportedly spread by the former president holds that the Times was eager to see Trump elected because it would boost readership.
‘After the election, Bill would spread a more absurd Times conspiracy: The publisher had struck a deal with Trump that we’d destroy Hillary on her emails to help him get elected, if he kept driving traffic and boosting the company’s stock price,’ writes Amy Chozick, herself a Times reporter and the author of a new book, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling.
The excerpt about Bill Clinton’s conspiracy theory was reported by The Daily Beast.
Chozick, who covered Hillary Clinton’s campaign from the outset, details the Clintons’ anger at the Gray Lady over what they perceive as anti-Clinton bias.
The Times has come under repeated attack from Clinton supporters who say the ‘newspaper of record’ devoted excessive coverage to the email server investigation.
This article was posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 8:48 am