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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:43 PM

We were right about The Hill -- it is a rightwing source

The Hill is owned by a rightwing billionaire, Jimmy Finkelstein, who tilts The Hill towards the right.

Article on CNN today:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/18/media/jimmy-finkelstein-the-hill-ukraine/index.html

While Solomon has received significant media attention for his work at The Hill, Finkelstein has stayed out of the headlines, despite having himself played a crucial role in the saga.
Fingerprints from right-wing media figures are all over the Trump impeachment depositions
Fingerprints from right-wing media figures are all over the Trump impeachment depositions
Beyond his relationship with Solomon, Trump, and Giuliani, Finkelstein was Solomon's direct supervisor at The Hill and created the conditions which permitted Solomon to publish his conspiratorial stories without the traditional oversight implemented at news outlets. And he has kept a watchful eye on the newspaper's coverage to ensure it is not too critical of the President.
As one former veteran employee of The Hill told CNN Business, "Solomon is a symptom of the larger problem of Jimmy Finkelstein."




From a year ago:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/11742831

The Hill is a paper owned by Jimmy Finkelstein, a Republican billionaire who was an early backer of Trump.

The Hill hired John Solomon, known rightwing shill, who came from Circa (Sinclair website). Solomon singlehandedly created one of the worst Hillary smears of all: the deflection about uranium. Flynn was trying to do a nuclear deal with the Iranians and Russians, to enrich himself (and likely Kushner and Trump; Mueller will tell us more.) Solomon, at The Hill, with his owners’ implicit support, ran a series of propaganda articles deflecting a uranium scandal onto Hillary— and that “Uranium One” story turned out to be totally false. The worst part is that it is now harder to persuade people Flynn and Kushner were the ones involved in the real uranium scandal.


More recently the Hill has been running Trump’s lies repeatedly, unfiltered, in headlines. The Hill is helping Trump spread his lies.

No one on DU should quote The Hill. Stand up against Republican-owned publications distorting American public debate and screwing over the country. Ignore The Hill.

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:43 PM

1. I don't know how many times I said this to DonViejo

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:58 PM

2. Thanks for the info confirming what many of us have observed. (nt)

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:47 PM

3. Thank you for spreading the word!!

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:06 PM

4. Hear hear!

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