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Highly Instructive

So it turns out Times editor Dean Baquet refused to publish the Clinton campaign's pushback email about the egregiously botched "criminal referral" story the paper published. I'm not going to get on the outrage bandwagon over that. This is high stakes Kabuki on both sides. The Clinton campaign may actually be happy they refused to publish - a better story than having their letter published in the paper.

But ... there's still something highly instructive we can draw from this. It is a really good object lesson on how much more wildly the Times gets played by Republicans than it ever does by Democrats. Fox and the RNC wouldn't be playing them like a fiddle at this point.

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You Have to See This

I'm not sure you can really understand American politics until you watch this short video of a focus group of Trump supporters from New Hampshire. Just watch.