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bigtree

(86,036 posts)
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:07 PM Tuesday

"She always wrote what we told her."

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I'MYOURHUCKLEBERRY @PLSgetserious
It looks like everyone who called out the NYT was right about Maggie Haberman and her complicity in Trump's crime regime. "She always wrote what we told her." I expect a heartfelt apology from the New York Times for printing rapist Trump's propaganda.

Sarah Reese Jones @PoliticusSarah
Texts introduced as evidence at Trump’s criminal trial show Maggie Haberman acting as Trump’s stenographer and media puppet.
https://www.politicususa.com/2024/05/14/maggie-haberman-trump-trial.html


Katie Phang @KatiePhang
PEOPLE’S EXHIBIT 278 - Official statement of Stormy Daniels - Jan 30, 2018 (This is the second statement) HOFFINGER: Did you try to get Stormy Daniels to issue another denial? COHEN: Despite thinking the story was dying, there were still persistent reporters looking into this and I thought it would be helpful to put an end to it. HOFFINGER: did you know at the time this statement was false? COHEN: Yes HOFFINGER: How did you know COHEN: “Because I helped him craft it”

PEOPLE’S EXHIBIT 260 - TEXTS BETWEEN COHEN AND MAGGIE HABERMAN OF NYT (2/13/18)

HOFFINGER: Who is Maggie Haberman?
COHEN: She is a reporter for the New York Times.

FROM MC TO MH: Big boss just approved me responding to complaint and statement. Please start writing and I will call you soon



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"She always wrote what we told her." (Original Post) bigtree Tuesday OP
I call her 'MAGA Haberman'. This is why. n/t CousinIT Tuesday #1
What did she get in return? Irish_Dem Tuesday #2
Access. Exclusive info. Fodder for stories. RockRaven Tuesday #5
Her NYT bosses didn't care that she was lying Irish_Dem Tuesday #9
They hide it under "Op-ed". I don't know if that was the case here LisaM Tuesday #17
this is more than that. mopinko Tuesday #12
Wouldn't surprise me in the least. Irish_Dem Tuesday #19
And the FBI who were in Trump's pocket. yardwork Tuesday #75
Some of the classified doc boxes contained blackmail material. Irish_Dem Wednesday #80
No doubt about it peppertree Wednesday #89
In most cases he only cared about getting his name in the news. LiberalFighter Tuesday #25
But the election changed that drastically. Irish_Dem Tuesday #40
Right it changed LiberalFighter Tuesday #42
ACCESS - the lifes blood of any reporter getagrip_already Tuesday #6
Pulitzer Prize, I think. Joinfortmill Tuesday #37
After today that is a remote possibility? Irish_Dem Tuesday #41
No, she's already won a Pultizer prize for her reporting on Trump. Joinfortmill Tuesday #48
SMH Irish_Dem Tuesday #51
Yeah, her book Farmer-Rick Tuesday #57
Book fodder. Which she sat on until drumph lost. She's a hack and now we know she has no integrity. Comfortably_Numb Tuesday #43
She might as well just join Trump's communication team. Irish_Dem Tuesday #49
It's the fact that she fancies herself a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, when she's a retained spokesperson. Comfortably_Numb Tuesday #63
She is not a journalist. She is a paid GOP operative. Irish_Dem Tuesday #65
Wait, i thought the media was liberal n/t gay texan Tuesday #3
riiigght. AllaN01Bear Tuesday #30
Maggie's mother was an exec at a famous NYC PR firm, which the Trumps RockRaven Tuesday #4
You forgot one atreides1 Tuesday #10
She is the MAGA repubes special PR agent and stenographer BoRaGard Tuesday #11
These incestuous relationships are destroying America. nt delisen Tuesday #15
IIRC, she's also Roger Stone's goddaughter. GoCubsGo Tuesday #24
Can you imagine wanting your offspring to be associated with that filth? NoSheep Tuesday #38
The Kushners and Murdoch also clients mercuryblues Tuesday #26
Lots of rats in that nest. Hermit-The-Prog Tuesday #68
I always just assumed she was lazy but ecstatic Tuesday #72
You'd think NYT had learned their lesson from the Judith Miller incident. Ocelot II Tuesday #7
Absolutely insane! Johnny2X2X Tuesday #8
wasnt there something about this in the panama papers ? im not really sure. AllaN01Bear Tuesday #31
Oops! PatSeg Tuesday #13
I remember vague rumors about a family friendship when Trump was first running. No one followed up, of course. Joinfortmill Tuesday #39
NYT Haberman was stenographer for Trump's fixer, Cohen delisen Tuesday #14
Sounds like Cohen is taking no prisoners - which is good in this case TBF Tuesday #16
Could be exposure is Cohen's safety plan. nt PufPuf23 Tuesday #71
We need a new newspaper of record. I have one in mind. KY_EnviroGuy Tuesday #18
Hard to say if MAD Magazines publishers would BELIEVE any of what is happening Traurigkeit Tuesday #20
im still miffed at mad for dumping circulation and me half way thrugh a full year sub due to no more humor. AllaN01Bear Tuesday #33
Suggestion... KY_EnviroGuy Wednesday #77
good idear. will check it out. thanks AllaN01Bear Wednesday #81
just bookmarked web page . AllaN01Bear Wednesday #82
See..... KY_EnviroGuy Yesterday #90
Why not resurrect Hustler Magazine as the current media communications instrument of record ?,... magicarpet Tuesday #67
So Maggie and the New York Times are co-conspirators in the Trump Republican crime wave. NBachers Tuesday #21
Maggie Haberman is the David Pecker of the NYTimes LetMyPeopleVote Tuesday #22
We knew. She thought she had us snowed, but we know exactly who Maga Habs is. Comfortably_Numb Tuesday #45
Just following orders ? republianmushroom Tuesday #23
Fit to print news? czarjak Tuesday #27
"She always wrote what we told her." Sogo Tuesday #28
It's an inference, masquerading as a quote. TwilightZone Wednesday #83
Haberman was quite feted by her colleagues. shrike3 Tuesday #29
Rather than Haberman being "feted," majdrfrtim Tuesday #73
Me, too. n/t shrike3 Tuesday #74
I hope she was in the courtroom. n/t Harker Tuesday #32
Apparently, she was. Oh, boy, MSNBC is going to be something tonight. Joinfortmill Tuesday #44
CNN is all in with that hack. Seems like she's on more often than Tapper. I swore CNN off, but I'd love to see their Comfortably_Numb Tuesday #47
No doubt. Harker Tuesday #52
She was. Here she is a couple of hours ago: ok_cpu Tuesday #56
Thanks! I'll be interested to see what comes of this. n/t Harker Tuesday #61
trumps circle seems to have that same pouting face . AllaN01Bear Tuesday #34
Does this go to her crudibility? dchill Tuesday #35
I cannot wait to hear Keith Olbermann about this tomorrow, provided niyad Tuesday #36
OMG, gotta listen to that. Joinfortmill Tuesday #46
Has she resigned yet. malaise Tuesday #50
I remember that she wrote that HRC needed to Botany Tuesday #53
Yet, I bet she doesn't feel the need to wear Ilsa Tuesday #54
Where are the DUers that stand up for the media now? twodogsbarking Tuesday #55
Where are the DUers who will call out the headline for being completely false? TwilightZone Wednesday #85
So the media is, well, misleading? twodogsbarking Wednesday #86
I'm guessing she had an idea this would come out from Cohen... jcgoldie Tuesday #58
Has the Pulitzer committee ever rescinded a prize? Think. Again. Tuesday #59
just scrolled back through the NYT live blog on which Haberman is contributing from the courtroom... jcgoldie Tuesday #60
wasn't she saying just yesterday about hiw MC"s testimony was hearsay and uncredible fishwax Tuesday #62
Yes, Haberman tweeted some Trump-kissing BS the other day. yardwork Tuesday #76
A aloof, grim-faced hack Bristlecone Tuesday #64
Trump is just like a magnet for corruption SupportSanity Tuesday #66
Trump should have nominated her for the Supreme Court Sessuch Tuesday #69
eww. If this is true, she needs to be fired immediately. SMH. nt ecstatic Tuesday #70
has she put out a statement yet? dsp3000 Wednesday #78
But didn't Bob Woodward do the same? betsuni Wednesday #79
This is an education on the core problem with modern American "journalism" Picaro Wednesday #84
The Spew Pork Crimes is a rancid propaganda outlet Mysterian Wednesday #87
It may be the perfect epitaph for the Grey Lady, too. Kid Berwyn Wednesday #88

RockRaven

(15,116 posts)
5. Access. Exclusive info. Fodder for stories.
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:14 PM
Tuesday

Which is what promotions, raises, book deals, and public stature are built on.

LisaM

(27,868 posts)
17. They hide it under "Op-ed". I don't know if that was the case here
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:43 PM
Tuesday

but I have seen lots of op-eds that are disguised as news columns, not just in the NYT, but in the Washington Post and WSJ, too. Then they can disclaim responsibility.

mopinko

(70,400 posts)
12. this is more than that.
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:20 PM
Tuesday

esp as she well knew that it wouldnt matter what she wrote, or how she spun it, as long as it got printed. he’s too stupid to know bad press from good.
this is about more. getting paid, but for this level of debasement, blackmail.
i said what i said.

Irish_Dem

(48,361 posts)
19. Wouldn't surprise me in the least.
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:50 PM
Tuesday

Trump and the GOP have made the media their propaganda arm.
They probably used carrot and stick to do it.

Especially after Trump had access to CIA operatives who would get profiles on anyone for him.

Probably part of what was in those boxes he would not let go of.

Irish_Dem

(48,361 posts)
80. Some of the classified doc boxes contained blackmail material.
Wed May 15, 2024, 07:39 AM
Wednesday

Not all of them of course.

I said this from the beginning, some of it is material he can use against other people.

But the blackmail stuff is personal for Trump, that is why he cannot let it go.
It is worth a lot to him on many levels.

Yes he had access to friendly CIA and FBI agents.
And access to any information about people he wanted.

peppertree

(21,757 posts)
89. No doubt about it
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:15 PM
Wednesday

One major source - especially for Trump and the Repugs - is Isreal's Pegasus spyware, which is embedded in most, if not all, mediasphere phones (to say nothing of politicians and executives).

And their findings are routinely shared with AIPAC and/or otherwise leaked (that's how they got that dummy, Tony Wiener - and by extension Hillary).

Before getting to that point though, a courtesy phone call will often be made to "smooth things over" - a tactic Trump (as Lindsey knows so well) likewise shares.

Irish_Dem

(48,361 posts)
40. But the election changed that drastically.
Tue May 14, 2024, 04:06 PM
Tuesday

Before, any publicity was good publicity and the more scandalous the better.

With the election it all had to be good news with no hint of scandal.

getagrip_already

(15,029 posts)
6. ACCESS - the lifes blood of any reporter
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:14 PM
Tuesday

It's what fills books, gets buy lines, and gets high paying seats on tee vee shows.

Farmer-Rick

(10,249 posts)
57. Yeah, her book
Tue May 14, 2024, 05:07 PM
Tuesday

"Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America" couldn't have been written without Trump's help. She got a ton of money off it.

I think she was singularly responsible for keeping the Hillary email nonsense alive. She kept it a thing through October. It was long enough for Comey to put a nail in Hillary's campaign coffin with his be afraid of the emails false alarm letter.

So, we can thank her for a Trump presidency.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,867 posts)
63. It's the fact that she fancies herself a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, when she's a retained spokesperson.
Tue May 14, 2024, 06:13 PM
Tuesday

There’s no integrity there. I never liked her mannerism on CNN, so I guess my disdain is validated.

Irish_Dem

(48,361 posts)
65. She is not a journalist. She is a paid GOP operative.
Tue May 14, 2024, 06:19 PM
Tuesday

We don't exactly know the nature of the payments but there was a quid pro quo.

RockRaven

(15,116 posts)
4. Maggie's mother was an exec at a famous NYC PR firm, which the Trumps
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:12 PM
Tuesday

(yes, plural, Fred Sr and Donnie Dotard both) were clients of starting in the 1970s.

Her access to Trumpland, on the basis that TFG recognized the connection, was a feature exploited by NYT very purposely, not a mere coincidence.

BoRaGard

(236 posts)
11. She is the MAGA repubes special PR agent and stenographer
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:19 PM
Tuesday

And the Times has once again soiled its journalistic diaper by keeping
the darkside Republican agent on the payroll, and printing her pass-through bullshit.

mercuryblues

(14,567 posts)
26. The Kushners and Murdoch also clients
Tue May 14, 2024, 03:26 PM
Tuesday

Maggie's bank account relies on her "writing"

This explains many of the connections Between Maggie and the right wing press. She is more than happy to do as told.

http://www.citjourno.org/maggie3

We also learned about the oft-told fables of the entire Rubenstein family: including, how Howard got his start, and how his sons would later join the family business. We found links to the Lauders and ostensibly to Arthur Finkelstein - a GOP strategist, who apprenticed under Roy Cohn and worked with both Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.



This dig definitely delivered - so much so that we are still sorting through it all. Rest assured, we will bring you everything that we find.



But for now - for the purposes of understanding the powerful influence Howard Rubenstein’s firm has over the media and journalism, let’s focus on more recent events.



Today, Howard no longer officially works for Donald. That baton – at least for Trump’s business brand, has been passed on to his son Richard’s PR firm. Howard and Donald do, however, maintain a 'mutually beneficial relationship'. When Howard was asked recently to comment on Trump, he certainly had nothing bad to say. PR gonna PR. Right, Nancy?


But the Rubenstein firms’ ties and access to the Trump administration don’t stop with the Trumps. JARED KUSHNER is another high-profile Rubenstein client. And Jared’s relationship with Howard appears far more intimate.



Jared is reportedly so close to Rubenstein, that it was Howard who Jared turned to when his father, Charles Kushner, was sent to federal prison (convicted in 2005 for illegal campaign donations, witness tampering, and tax evasion). That sounds like a close relationship, doesn’t it?

ecstatic

(32,816 posts)
72. I always just assumed she was lazy but
Tue May 14, 2024, 09:22 PM
Tuesday

now to learn she's basically the pecker of the NYT. This is a scandal!

Johnny2X2X

(19,352 posts)
8. Absolutely insane!
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:16 PM
Tuesday

Imagine if this had been Biden or Hillary. The scandal would rock the country if it was anyone other than Trump.

As a candidate and as a President, Trump and his team had editorial control over a high profile writer for the NY Times. They also had editorial and veto power at the National Enquirer. THIS IS NOT OK!!! This is not business as usual and another shoulder shrug at another Trump outrage. Parts of the media being under direct control of the president is not what America is supposed to have.

Is it any wonder Trump won? He had control over key parts of the media and played the rest of it like a fiddle. And he's still doing it. Who else does he have on his payroll right now?

Haberman needs to be fired today!

Joinfortmill

(14,542 posts)
39. I remember vague rumors about a family friendship when Trump was first running. No one followed up, of course.
Tue May 14, 2024, 04:05 PM
Tuesday

delisen

(6,051 posts)
14. NYT Haberman was stenographer for Trump's fixer, Cohen
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:23 PM
Tuesday

Not the first time the New York Times fed us propaganda instead of news…and what is the excuse-maintaining access?

What is the point of having access to the powerful if it turns you into a tool for dishonest politicians intent on destroying democracy?

TBF

(32,174 posts)
16. Sounds like Cohen is taking no prisoners - which is good in this case
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:26 PM
Tuesday

it's about time all the putrid details come out

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,506 posts)
18. We need a new newspaper of record. I have one in mind.
Tue May 14, 2024, 02:47 PM
Tuesday

Resurrect Mad Magazine.

It would be appropriate considering our current state of affairs......

AllaN01Bear

(18,953 posts)
33. im still miffed at mad for dumping circulation and me half way thrugh a full year sub due to no more humor.
Tue May 14, 2024, 03:41 PM
Tuesday

hem they would have had plenty if they stuck around .

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,506 posts)
77. Suggestion...
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:44 AM
Wednesday

If you haven't already, try a subscription to Funny Time Magazine, a tabloid-style monthly paper chocked full of editorial cartoons and articles, all with a progress tilt. Also usually includes some Harper's List, News of the Weird and some Andy Borowitz.

Best $28 I spend every year and the best damned potty-time reading ever.

magicarpet

(14,234 posts)
67. Why not resurrect Hustler Magazine as the current media communications instrument of record ?,...
Tue May 14, 2024, 06:36 PM
Tuesday

We could put a big picture on the glossy front cover of the Tangerine Turd Messiah/Fuhrer on each and every monthly edition printed.

trDUMPie would love that idea to death - maximum brand exposure for his sour puss.


Sogo

(5,027 posts)
28. "She always wrote what we told her."
Tue May 14, 2024, 03:29 PM
Tuesday

I see that it's in quotes, but I can't find this statement in any text or links posted.

Am I blind?....Who said this?

TwilightZone

(25,532 posts)
83. It's an inference, masquerading as a quote.
Wed May 15, 2024, 10:01 AM
Wednesday

A faulty inference, at that. There was nothing remotely like that in testimony.

People see what they want to see, particularly when their conclusions were previously made.

For the record, I'm not defending her, but asserting that anyone ever said this is intentionally misleading, bordering on a flat-out lie. Won't stop everyone from hopping on the bandwagon.

shrike3

(3,914 posts)
29. Haberman was quite feted by her colleagues.
Tue May 14, 2024, 03:29 PM
Tuesday

Seem to remember a story, "Maggie Haberman's Wild Ride." Lots of oohhin and ahhing.

Ms Haberman was one of those complaining about not being allowed to cover Ashley Biden's wedding. Most egregious thing she'd ever seen, apparently.

majdrfrtim

(320 posts)
73. Rather than Haberman being "feted,"
Tue May 14, 2024, 09:54 PM
Tuesday

I’ve long considered Haberman’s writing to be nauseatingly fetid.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,867 posts)
47. CNN is all in with that hack. Seems like she's on more often than Tapper. I swore CNN off, but I'd love to see their
Tue May 14, 2024, 04:15 PM
Tuesday

mental gymnastics to excuse her.

ok_cpu

(2,057 posts)
56. She was. Here she is a couple of hours ago:
Tue May 14, 2024, 05:06 PM
Tuesday
Blanche is now seeking to portray Michael Cohen as, essentially, Trump’s stalker. One thing that was clear to people around the Trump Organization for years was how badly Cohen wanted head-pats from Trump, and how Trump went out of his way to humiliate Cohen


Live Updates: Defense Tries to Cast Cohen as Motivated by Vengeance Against Trump https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/05/14/nyregion/trump-trial-news-michael-cohen?unlocked_article_code=1.r00.7lzR.aLyZMai3yL-C

Botany

(70,683 posts)
53. I remember that she wrote that HRC needed to
Tue May 14, 2024, 04:50 PM
Tuesday

... apologize for her email crimes in 2016 even though she had done nothing wrong.

TwilightZone

(25,532 posts)
85. Where are the DUers who will call out the headline for being completely false?
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:42 AM
Wednesday
https://democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=18951145

Nah, we'll all just hammer that Recommend button, falling for yet another misleading headline.

jcgoldie

(11,668 posts)
58. I'm guessing she had an idea this would come out from Cohen...
Tue May 14, 2024, 05:12 PM
Tuesday

...would explain her trying to put distance by repeatedly calling out Trump's courtroom sleeping.

jcgoldie

(11,668 posts)
60. just scrolled back through the NYT live blog on which Haberman is contributing from the courtroom...
Tue May 14, 2024, 05:27 PM
Tuesday

They mention the issue of the Stormy denial.. curiously there is no mention of Maggie Haberman...

Picaro

(1,540 posts)
84. This is an education on the core problem with modern American "journalism"
Wed May 15, 2024, 10:58 AM
Wednesday

Being a stenographer to power rather being a journalist that speaks truth to power has been going on for a very long time. But the NYT and “journalists” like Maggie Haberman are among the reasons why the people don’t trust the MSM.

The New York Times has gained a reputation for fake news and are often on the MAGA side.

But right, left, or center—we are all the lesser for it.

The Gray Lady is not worthy of our trust.

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