The New York Times spends 10,000 words in some 199 paragraphs on the alleged 'Russian influence' in the U.S. election.
For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack —hacked emails, social media fraud, suspected spies — and President Trump's claims that it's all a hoax. The Times explores what we know and what it means.
The long piece is a repetition of unproven intelligence claims, spin around a few facts and lots of innuendo. Few readers will ever digest it in full.
That is why this sentence appears near the top in paragraph 5 of a total of 199 paragraphs:
President Trump's Twitter outbursts that it is all a "hoax" and a "witch hunt," in the face of a mountain of evidence to the contrary, have taken a toll on public comprehension.
One-hundred-and-seventy-eight paragraphs later, near the end of the piece, we read the opposite and learn that Trump is indeed right: