Sunday, April 21, 2019

Political Talk. Barr is right and the news media owes the American people an apology...

via New York Times.
The American political and media elites that spent the first two years of the Trump administration promoting the Russian collusion hoax have some explaining to do. And not merely explaining: They owe the president an apology.

As Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday before releasing the Mueller report, “After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the special counsel confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.”

And yet nearly the entire complex of elite media was actively complicit in promoting the biggest political conspiracy theory in American history: that Hillary Clinton lost the election because Donald Trump conspired with Vladimir Putin to — well, that was always a moving target — but to somehow deprive Mrs. Clinton of victory. What we now know definitively is that Robert Mueller, the special counsel, and a team of very accomplished, mostly Clinton-supporting, prosecutors were unable to find evidence of a conspiracy that had been taken as an article of faith by Trump haters.

Journalists don’t like being called “fake news,” but too many of them uncritically accepted the Trump-Russia narrative, probably because of their strong distaste for Mr. Trump himself. But that lack of objectivity represents a major professional failure, and it’s Exhibit A in why Mr. Trump’s taunt resonates with so many Americans. Gallup polling shows that for 69 percent of Americans, trust in the media has fallen over the last decade. Among Republicans, it’s 94 percent; for independents, it’s 75 percent and for moderates it’s 66. Only among self-identified liberals and progressives does a majority continue to trust the media. They like what they hear.
Story here.

I'm center right.  I don't wander into what Rush calls "Genghis Khan" right, just that murky center right.

Having said that isn't this whole ordeal obvious to anyone that even tries to seek the truth?

As soon as Trump was elected.  Correction before he won in Nov a narrative had been formed in our intel agencies and apparently pushed by members of the media that Russia assisted Trump's election.

Group think led to fake news being pushed by the mainstream media, those in the intel agencies that knew better remained silent or participated in this illusion and the only conclusion I can reach is that they sought to drive him out of office on the assumption that he couldn't hold up to the pressure of what was made to look like a looming impeachment.

Even worse?

Apparently foreign leaders participated in this mockery.  People like Merkel and Macron.

It will never come to light but we just witnessed a coordinated assault on the elected President of the United States by not only the opposition party, but also members of the intel agencies of the United States and the so called 4th estate...the news media.

If you aren't spooked by all this then you're not paying attention.

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