Longtime Clinton spokesman singles out HBT for exceptional Russia coverage
THE INTERNET -- Today, it's common knowledge that investigative journalists were asleep at the wheel when Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to steal the U.S. election from President Hillary Rodham Clinton.
At a time traditional journalistic organizations - distracted by distractions - are still struggling to parse Putin's ties to failed candidate Donald Trump, a senior White House adviser has singled out HillaryBeatTrump.org for its excellent, unrelenting, and "too true" Russia coverage.
On Wednesday, longtime Hillary Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines Tweeted a link to HBT's recent story about Trump's and Putin's joint press conference - a risible event that many pundits nonetheless minimized as "Trumpian jest," and "harmless pantomime," and "political theater as usual."
Reines, who played Trump during the President's notoriously thorough debate prep, noted, "There is truth in jest, but satire is entertainment - not news; on the topic of Russia, news is far worse," which some critics are interpreting as a veiled if rightful jab at New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
In case you missed it, here are highlights from HBT's unrelenting Russia coverage:
Clinton deletes email containing Russia’s shortlist of candidates for NSC director
Gay porn director credits Trump and Putin's "raw chemistry" for industry boom
First world miracle: Russian diplomats' life expectancy increases to 46.2 years, "same as under Stalin"
Putin names Jeff Sessions his top pick for Justice Department
Putin goes two days without killing a journalist: Has he lost his mojo?
Obama says the CIA was right to tap Trump’s phone: "He's a Russian spy, people"
Trump renounces U.S. citizenship, moves to Russia
Shirts regain popularity in Russia
"Duck Dynasty' wins Academy Award for Best Picture, Russian interference suspected
DOJ considers charging Trump with treason
Russian Federation sues Trump for $500 million in outstanding loans
Putin strongly objects to urine drug testing ahead of G20 Summit
Donald Trump challenges Vladimir Putin to game of Risk, loses after just three moves
CIA says male egomaniacs hatched plot to smite feminist history and steal U.S. election at international meeting of Accused Rapists Anonymous