Outrageous: Fixer for Ilhan Omar admits getting major Minnesota paper to kill anti-Ilhan stories — Report

There’s a reason we call it the “Democrat-media complex.”  A 2016 email posted to Twitter this week indicates that a “fixer” for terrorist-loving, America-hating, anti-Semitic Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar admitted getting the Minneapolis Star-Tribune to kill or squash negative stories about Omar.

“From ’s crisis manager Ben Goldfarb: ‘Does anyone in the team have a relationship with Blois? Someone should probably reach out to talk off the record and shut it down with him AS WE DO WITH THE STRIB’ [emphasis added],” Nick Solheim wrote on Twitter, with a picture of the email in question.


Solheim had much more to say about the matter:


It sure seems that way.


One can only imagine how many potentially negative stories have been shut down.

He then posted this:


On June 14, Powerline’s Scott Johnson noted (Emphasis added):

It has now been a week since the Minnesota campaign finance board released its incendiary findings in the matter of Ilhan Omar’s 2016 campaign for the state house. The Star Tribune has published one story noting the board’s findings that Omar filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 205 with a man to whom she was not married while she was legally married to another man. Over what period of years did Omar do so? The Star Tribune hasn’t asked and Omar isn’t talking, but her refusal to respond to the Star Tribune on this point would be a story all by itself. Indeed, If Omar were a Republican, you can bet it would be.

He also referenced the email mentioned above:

I am thinking you will have to stick with us for the good stuff, such as this quotable quote from Omar crisis manager Ben Goldfarb in the Omar campaign emails produced to the board and filed under docket number 35): “Someone should reach out to talk off the record [with Blois Olson] and shut down [his coverage of Power Line’s initial post on Omar] as we do with the Strib [i.e., the Star Tribune]” (page 22).

Johnson also noted (Emphasis added):

The emails are all dated August 14 and 15, 2016. They follow my initial August 12 Power Line post. The Star Tribune’s Patrick Coolican covered the story on August 16 and August 17. In a matter of days team Omar put the fire out.

Johnson also posted a redacted 44-page email file he said was “produced by the Omar campaign committee under docket file 35 in the Minnesota campaign finance board case.”  Those emails can be seen below:

Jim Hoft said he reached out to the Star-Tribune and is waiting for a response.  Something tells us he may be waiting for a very long time…

H/T Gateway Pundit


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