Must-Reads of the Morning

Three things to read this morning:

1. [Content Note: Video may autoplay at link] Kurt Eichenwald: "How the Trump Organization's Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security." This is a long one, but worth your time to read every word. Real journalism—how nice to see you again!

2. At Shareblue: "Trump caught saying 50% of Americans are lazy do-nothings." Will the media cover this? Because, if not, they're covering for him. And I'll note that, when Trump says, "The problem we have right now—we have a society that sits back and says we don't have to do anything. Eventually, the 50 percent cannot carry—and it's unfair to them—but cannot carry the other 50 percent," some of the unemployed people he's talking about include: People who were laid off; people on disability; unemployed veterans; stay-at-home parents; retired people; students.

3. In Politico: "The Public thinks Hillary Clinton has misled on her health." This is a perfect, terrible example of the dynamic Peter Daou and I have written about many times: The media creates a narrative; then polls on that narrative; then reports on poll confirming that narrative has penetrated. And their entire roll is vanished behind reporting that this is what "the public thinks." As though "the public" came to that conclusion in a vacuum.

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