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Former Editor Claims That Jared Kushner Said Trump Knows Republicans Are Stupid

If you work in the nation’s capital these days, it’s best to prepare as if you have returned to your middle school days. That’s because there’s a good chance that anything you can and will say will eventually be used against you, as there’s no such thing as private conversations these days. Virtually anything and everything is shared with a willing and able press, and that leads to most news cycles being littered with gossipy stories that were previously relegated to the tabloid pages. Similar to middle school, many of the stories lose some key facts as they are translated, but that doesn’t stop them from being repeated verbatim as if they were stone cold facts.

As Yahoo shares, we have our latest example courtesy of an interesting tidbit about a conversation that Jared Kushner allegedly had with a former editor for the New York Observer, for which Kushner served as publisher until stepping down in January. The former editor, Elizabeth Spiers, has relayed a conversation that she had with Kushner to capitalize on the current feeding frenzy surrounding the president’s son-in-law and White House adviser.

She has proudly touted her Kushner anecdote on multiple social media sites, and it has of course been reported as an indisputable fact from that point. No one tells tall tales on social media, right? There would be absolutely no need for a supposedly reputable outlet to vet this claim at all, right? Who would do those things in today’s day and age? If it’s on the internet and it expresses an anti-Trump sentiment, then it must be true!

"He doesn't really believe it, Elizabeth. He just knows Republicans are stupid and they'll buy it," reads Spiers claim.

As Spiers explained it, she had asked Kushner about how she should cover Trump’s ‘birtherism’ claims about former President Obama, and Kushner dropped the nonchalant remark in response. Let’s dissect that a bit. For starters, anyone with the slightest ounce of ethics knows full well to keep direct conversations with their employer on the confidential side.

We’ll give Spiers a slight pass because she’s no longer employed by Kushner, but why the rush to share this tidbit now? Could it be because the mainstream media is currently frothing at the mouth for anything Kushner related they can get their hands on? Of course, that could just be a coincidence.

Assuming Kushner said that to her directly, why did she not take umbrage with it at the time or challenge him on it? The easy explanation is that Spiers was more concerned about staying in his good graces, but now that she doesn’t have to rely on him for a paycheck, all bets are off. How noble!

The constant ‘he said, she said’ stories have crossed the line from curiosity to a gigantic black eye for a media industry that continues to peddle them nonstop. There’s a time and a place for sources, but to have all of your reporting revolve around what somebody said or something someone may have overheard or seen is patently ridiculous.

Source: Yahoo News
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