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At McCain-Obsessed AP, Story About Trump-GOP Lunch Is Primarily About What Didn’t Happen

Posted on 17 May 2018

<p>On Tuesday, the Associated Press produced a dispatch exemplifying why the public so deeply distrusts and despises the establishment press. Tasked with covering President Donald Trump's lunch with Republican senators, reporters Lisa Mascaro and Anne Flaherty decided that relaying what happened and what was discussed was relatively unimportant. Instead, in a transparent attempt to fuel controversies not germane to the event and to perpetuate the meme of a Trump presidency mired in controversy, they made their story primarily about what <em>didn't</em> happen and what <em>wasn't</em> discussed.</p>