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Michael Cohen names Katy Tur as one of his closest journalists for Trump




Katy Tur calls Trump a liar.

Michael Cohen brought up MSNBC’s Katy Tur as one of the journalists he had a close relationship with and fueled Trump stories.

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The courtroom exchange during Cohen’s cross-examination:

Earlier in Cohen’s testimony, Maggie Haberman was outed as a puppet/stenographer for Trump, and according to Cohen, Katy Tur was also someone he had a close relationship with.

Michael Cohen later explained that he wanted close relationships with journalists because this would help him shape reporting in the most pro-Trump way.

What Cohen described to the court was journalism for access to corporate media. Cohen would pass along scoops and information to favorite reporters in exchange for positive coverage of Trump.

During a recent interview, Nancy Pelosi called Tur a Trump apologist.

Tur came to prominence at MSNBC by covering Trump’s 2016 campaign, and Michael Cohen’s testimony makes it seem like Nancy Pelosi was right.

Journalism should not be a quid pro quo. Journalists should investigate and report information, but should not build relationships with sources that influence their reporting. Exchanging scoops or information for positive reporting is not journalism, but this practice explains why so many corporate media outlets still skew their reporting toward Donald Trump.

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