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TOTAL GARBAGE: Scotsman reporter Martyn McLaughlin BLASTS the NYT’s Eric Lipton for not crediting his 2016 article on Prestwick and Trump

The New York Times is out with a new report on the Trump Organization and its past dealings with the Prestwick Airport in Scotland, but it’s nothing more than a rehash of a 2016 article in the Scotsman which already reported all of this:
And here’s the Scotsman article from 2016 by Martyn McLaughlin:
Needless to say, McLaughlin is quite pissed that the NYT’s Eric Lipton didn’t credit his reporting:
Crickets from the NYT:

This clown. The reason the pages were up on the Scottish government website was because of the older articles that would have come up in a Google search:
Many of these above documents are on the internet, as they were previously requested by other reporters. I got them directly from the Scottish government websites today. Thanks for all the early work by reporters from the Scotsman and Guardian to make the original requests.
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Or is the NYT going to claim that they didn’t do the same research an editor at Twitchy did days ago?
McLaughlin called out Politico for its reporting as well:
Anyway, here’s Lipton’s long thread on his article which is funny because it means the Obama administration helped to enrich now-President Trump:
SHOW ME THE DOCUMENTS: Here are a series of documents obtained via Scottish Freedom of Information law that shows Trump Org negotiating with Glasgow-area airport. The goal: send air crews to Trump Turnberry golf resort. That now includes US Air Force crews https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6394340-Trump-Prestwick-Documents.html#document/p2/a523772 
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Let me walk through this a bit, to explain the documents. Trump bought the Turnberry resort in 2014 and began renovations, while also starting discussions with local authorities about helping drive customers to Trump Turnberry & keeping the struggling local airport afloat
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The first part of the deal was a promise--never really delivered on in a big way--that Trump Org was going to put its helicopter and plane at the Glasgow Prestwick Airport, abt 20 miles from his resort. Helps airport and could carry Trump customers too.
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But it was the second part of this effort that was really the key for Trump Org. It negotiated with the Prestwick airport to refer customers to the Trump Turnberry. When air crews arrived at the regional airport, it would send them to Trump. See this email.
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The goal here was clear: Drive more air traffic to Prestwick airport and more hotel business to Trump Turnberry. "Mutual benefit," is the term the airport manager used after a meeting with "Donald Trump's team"
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And with that, the referrals to Trump Turnberry began. Here is an email detailing one of the early ones. 45 people sent to Trump Turnberry here from the Prestwick airport, back in 2015.
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And with that, the referrals to Trump Turnberry began. Here is an email detailing one of the early ones. 45 people sent to Trump Turnberry here from the Prestwick airport, back in 2015.
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The arrangement with the Glasgow Prestwick airport was to refer arriving air crews to Trump Turnberry IN GENERAL. Any kind of crew. But the Air Force, it turns out, relied on Glasgow Prestwick airport to help it find accommodations when Air Force crews over nighted too.
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The New York Times today asked the US Air Force if it relied on Glasgow Prestwick airport to help identify rooms for its overnight crews. Here is what Air Force said.
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