The Hidden Agenda #23 🕵️🔍

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What

We're back with #23 of our Hidden Agenda series. The idea is to expose the hidden agenda in stories that are mostly being reported on one side of the conversation.

And

1If you have time, reading the articles in this segment will better help you understand the point we're trying to make.


RIGHT TOPIC: The Obamas get million-dollar deals

NY Post: Campaign contributor helped Obamas score Netflix deal

LEFT TOPIC: Clinton on what it means to be American

Huffington Post: Chelsea Clinton: Trump Degrades ‘What It Means To Be An American’


Summary: The Obamas have inked deals with Netflix and Random house for mucho dinero

Hidden agenda: The Obamas are hypocrites

Indicators in the article:

  • Talks about the millions the Obamas are going to make from the Netflix and Random House deals
  • “After a speech at a health-care conference sponsored by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald in September, Obama reportedly took home $400,000.”
  • The article contrasts massive paydays with Obama’s populist message

What's missing:

 

Summary: Chelsea Clinton offered criticism of the current American president in an interview with a British newspaper

Hidden agenda: Chelsea Clinton is a neutral voice of reason 

Indicators in the article:

  • Calls her a philanthropist - a neutral political term
  • Only directly quotes Clinton’s criticisms, does not quote interviewer commentary or questions
  • Only briefly mentions that she is the child of Bill and Hillary Clinton

What's missing:

  • Her relationship with her parents is much more than just parent-daughter as she is a part of the family business
  • Her statements are clearly politically-motivated, not America-motivated since she implies the solution is to “elect Democrats”

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