Re: Mueller Report … the Washington Post nailed it.

I rarely quote from the far left-leaning Washington Post – which has trumpeted the Russia Collusion narrative for about 2 years, day-in-day-out.

But, I think an article appearing on WaPo’s editorial page last week got it right:

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Quoting from the opinion piece …

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Yes, Fox News is an echo chamber for the right, but no more than CNN and MSNBC are for the left.

While partisans on the left may quibble, the fact remains that on the subject of collusion with Russia by President Trump or his campaign, Fox News was right and the others were wrong.

For at least two years, MSNBC and CNN devoted hour upon hour, day after day, to promoting the narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians, and that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was going to prove it.

That turned out to be wrong.

Just three weeks ago, before Mueller wrapped up his report, The Post — in a story representative of mainstream sources at the time — produced a mostly flattering profile of the new attorney general.

During his confirmation hearing in January, Barr told senators, “I am not going to do anything that I think is wrong, and I will not be bullied into doing anything I think is wrong. By anybody. Whether it be editorial boards, or Congress or the president. I’m going to do what I think is right.”

Observers at the time took Barr’s comments as reassurance of his independence from Trump, but in hindsight it should be noted that he mentioned editorial boards and Congress first.

Now, Barr is being cast by the liberal cable channels and others as an unscrupulous political hack attached to the president’s leash.

Such accusations represent an unlikely turn of events for a 68-year-old professional with an impeccable record and a career more behind him than in front of him.

Even regular viewers of CNN and MSNBC must certainly recognize the straws being grasped to justify sticking with a conspiracy theory that has been largely debunked.

Neither Trump nor his campaign conspired with Russia.

The president’s actions did not rise to criminal obstruction of justice. And how and why this all began may well turn out to be the most troubling story of all.

There’s enough evidence in the public record to raise valid suspicions that the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign was motivated not by real concerns about national security, but rather by a loathing of the candidate.

It would behoove serious journalists to put aside their political biases and delve into a story that might actually be worthy of Watergate comparisons — even if it includes the painful admission that Fox News has been right all along.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

AMEN !

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2 Responses to “Re: Mueller Report … the Washington Post nailed it.”

  1. My Life Says:

    The only reason Fox was ‘Right’ was because they are still the only ones doing actual reporting on news. Everyone else is just drowning in such hatred and brainwashing that they have done all they could do to ignore the facts. Let’s face it – anyone with an ounce of intelligence, and yes that includes liberals knew the only reason this BS has been happening for the last 2 years is that people were looking for a reason why HRC lost. Get over it. Libs were so upset that Trump said he wouldn’t accept losing, yet they have done the same thing for 2 years and it has just been pathetic.

  2. John Milnes Baker Says:

    John Maynard Keynes reputedly stated in reply to someone who remarked that a comment Keynes recently made differed from something he had said sometime earlier: “When circumstances change – I change my opinion. What do you do, Sir?”
    I wonder how many Trump haters – left and right – will admit that “circumstances have changed” and they might reconsider their opinions? Some, but not many. It is sad to think that so many Americans would have cheered had it been true that a foreign government was successful in determining the outcome of an American presidential election.
    MAGA!

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