Publisher Promises Objectivity In Its Criticism of Hillary

nmsNew York City—Dan Peeker, publisher of the National Midnight Star, said at a journalism conference here yesterday he won’t let his friendship with Donald Trump bias his coverage of the general election between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

“Hillary’s dishonesty makes her a tempting target, but I can assure you all the stories we’ve pre-written about her flaws are objective,” says Peeker, 63.

Peeker has been chairman and CEO of U.S. A. Publications, which owns the National Midnight Star, since 1990, and critics say he’s using his publication as a tool to help his golf buddy win the presidency.

It was his tabloid that broke the April 3 story of Ted Cruz’s affairs with five prominent Republican political women, which hurt the Texas senator in Wisconsin, and it broke the April 19 piece about Cruz’s father being with Lee Harvey Oswald before the JFK assassination, which hurt him in Indiana. Both stories were picked up by The National Enquirer and helped to reinforce people’s negative feelings about Cruz.

“We didn’t create Benghazi,” Peeker says. “Hillary did when she let those four Americans get killed. We didn’t create the email scandal. Hillary did when she sought to hide her illegal activity. And we didn’t create Hillary’s husband, who continues to cheat on her to this day.”

Peeker said his paper has no plans to go easy on Trump, either, when he wins all the debates against Hillary. He promises plenty of negative things about Trump in all of the general election debate stories his reporters have already written, including “Donald straightens out Crooked Hillary in their first debate,” “Trump mops floor with Hillary in second debate,” and “Donald wipes feet, dries hands, and blows nose on Hillary in third debate.”

Same thing with the story of Trump winning the presidency that’s already been written. “We aren’t just going to say Trump is great and blah, blah, blah,” he said. “We’re going to say Trump needs to unify the country and stop the exodus of people to Canada. It will be hard-hitting. It will not be a coronation story. Just like our already written coverage of his first 100 days in office. Yes, his are the most successful first 100 days of any president ever, but it will also talk about the work that still needs to be done. That’s what objectivity is all about: showing both sides of what makes Donald Trump great.”

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