CNN: Hillary Clinton appears to suggest Russians are grooming Tulsi for third-party run vs Fox News: Hillary Clinton floats a conspiracy
Hillary Clinton recently suggested that the Russians are grooming Dems candidate Tulsi Grabbard to be a third-party candidate in 2020: “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton said, speaking on a podcast with former Obama adviser David Plouffe. “She’s the favorite of the Russians.”
According to CNN article, Hillary pointed out that Tulsi is supported by a whole host of Russian news, bot networks and propaganda sites and that her foreign policy views align with those of Russia. CNN article also appears to emphasize that Jill Stein’s was also part of Russia’s meddling efforts. On the other hand, Fox News article is more intent on labeling it all as a conspiracy concocted by Hillary.
These two articles are a perfect demonstration of how the media uses different emphasis to support their side of story, even though they appear to be reporting neutrally. While CNN article never explicitly says that Stein and Gabbard are groomed by the Russians, it offers evidence (better said allegations) in favor of that conclusion. On the other hand, Fox News article labels it all as a conspiracy and an outlandish claim.