Famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward recently scolded media types for continuing to hype news coverage speculating on how long the Trump presidency will last. Apparently Mr. Woodward understands that since no evidence exists to show that Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians to rig the election, this exercise is pointless. Therefore, plenty of hyperbole, speculation, and intense flame-fanning is necessary to keep this ember of a nonstory alive.
Now, based on conjecture alone, the Left has managed to have the Justice Department appoint Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to investigate the claim of Trump-Russian collusion. Former FBI director James Comey was helpful in this regard, stating that he memorialized a meeting with President Trump wherein Mr. Trump attempted to obstruct justice in the investigation of Michael Flynn by essentially asking him to drop the case. This is the same FBI director who sat on this bombshell memo for several weeks until he was fired and then, suddenly, it appeared. This is the same FBI director who said nothing and appears to have cooperated completely with the Obama Administration’s spying on several Washington officials and members of Trump’s campaign, allegedly to gather foreign intelligence. This is the same FBI director who made a mockery of justice when he failed to pursue an indictment of Hillary Clinton over her secret homebrew server. But as far as the media and the Left are concerned, Comey is a hero, a victim, and now the lynchpin in the effort to bring Trump down.
Where was this glorious media when the tough questions needed to be asked about the “Fast and Furious Project” carried out by the DOJ under the guidance of former Attorney General Holder with the blessings of Barack Obama? This was a project that, when it failed, put firearms in the hands of drug cartels in Mexico. Where were they on Benghazi when four Americans died including a U.S. Ambassador? For the most part they were out there trying to prop up and justify Hillary Clinton’s false claim that an obscure video had instigated a “spontaneous” riot there.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated that the Russians had absolutely nothing to do with the leaked emails concerning the DNC and the Clinton campaign. In fact, he has gone so far as to hint that his source may have been a Clinton campaign operative, Seth Rich. Of course, Rich cannot confirm or deny this because he is conveniently dead—murdered while walking to his apartment in a Washington D.C. neighborhood. As you might guess, the media has been remarkably incurious about his death, which was put forth as a robbery gone awry, although nothing was stolen. Of course, if Rich was the source of the DNC leak, then that puts the lie to the Trump and Russian collusion, and we can’t have that! Never mind that Hillary Clinton and the Russians colluded to give away 20% of our Uranium!! If you are a liberal leftist, collusion is just part of your character and perfectly fine as long as you don’t get caught. If you get away with it, then it was meant to be and the media will back you up. Call me the next time a conservative gets that type of treatment from the media.
The unfounded speculation propagated by the media is not likely to stop anytime soon. If it looks to be slowing down, expect more hyperbole and misleading headlines. It is all designed to keep the Trump Administration in as much chaos and distraction as possible right up to the mid-term elections of 2018. When Trump won the presidency, an embarrassed New York Times wondered how they had gotten the election results so wrong. Had they misread the American voters? Among other things, they said, . . .we aim to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you.
But so far, I would say it’s the same old same old.
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