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The mainstream media believes it has President Trump and his aides caught in a lie over allegations that former President Obama wiretapped Trump’s phones at Trump Tower during the campaign. Of course, they aren’t applying the same standards for themselves.

Take for instance, New York Times columnist Michael S. Schmidt. Back in January, on the eve of Inauguration Day, Schmidt helped write a story all about how the Obama administration tapped Trump’s phones and intercepted communications in order to examine alleged Russian ties. Cut to March 4 — the day Trump posted he was wiretapped on Twitter — and the same Schmidt helped write another article negating his previous story: “Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones.”

The Lid’s Jeff Dunetz exposed this slight of hand and posted the picture above with the following remarks:

This is the ultimate in liberal media bias. In January Michael S. Schmidt perpetuated the rumor that team Trump had Russian connections, and to support his point he said that Trump’s people were wiretapped. However when President Trump claimed his people were wiretapped, the same guy,  Michael S. Schmidt said there was no evidence.

Either the Times editors and Mr. Schmidt are trying to skew the story, or they are all suffering from a form of dementia and have no memory.

This is rich coming from The Times whose current ad campaign screams, “The truth is more important now than ever.” I’m pretty sure the truth has forever been the most important thing, not just when there’s a president in office they don’t like. Schmidt is proving that “truth” for his paper can change on a monthly basis.

But at least the NYT is living up to its other ad slogan: “The truth is hard to find,” because it certainly eludes them.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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