Back in the 1980s, Rush introduced his listeners to the insight that major media outlets coordinate their actions with the leadership of the Democratic Party. Originally the belief was that the New York Times would break a story and everyone else would follow. But Rush had access and money to pay for Compuserv and LexisNexus (the huge news database) and could see how news spread between news outlets, often using the same focus group tested talking point phrases.
As the Internet replaced CompuServ and AOL, the tools for so-called journalists improved until they were caught red handed all coordinating their actions on a private mailing list called JournoList
The way this works is the White House wants to build public support for military action or new government spending and targets a date. Reporters research the subject and have their tear jerking stories and pictures all ready to go to support the story the White House wants spun. All of the news outlets dump their “independent” news story the same day – before the President (or Chuck Schumer) gives a speech proposing something that needs to be done (like killing Qaddafi in Libya to restore the Libyan Monarchy to power)
Well, this weekend’s story that is popping up everywhere is the plight of forced marriages around the world. My prediction is Trump will be accused of buying Melania Trump in a forced marriage.