The mainstream-lamestream TV-b(i)ased media is already damaged beyond hope. Very few people are tuned in more than a few minutes of local news, until the politics and spin become insanely painful. That’s what we’ve learned about the mainstream-lamestream fake news folks – they throw up outrageous pain.
Since long ago and far away, leaking the names and information of unmasked US citizens is, and always has been, a felony. Comey, McCabe, Clapper and others leaked like proverbial faucets in dire need of new o-rings or gaskets. Under the #44 Obama Administration, the un-masking / spying on US citizens involved politicization and weaponization of government agencies couched in an abuse of power.
When questioned on this during congressional investigations, Comey, Clapper, McCabe, Strzok and others lied, committing Contempt of Congress in the process. With the (hopefully) soon-to-be released Barr / Durham investigations we’ll soon see in short order if any of the above are indicted for the crimes they committed.
The problem is not so much of efficacy. Just look at this list for instance: CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Time Magazine… among others. Every single one of them filled with anti-American Leftist DemoMarxocrats, more loyalty to their party as opposed to true journalism and the American Way.
The lamestreams after all are accomplishing largely what they want to accomplish. The problem isn’t with them, but us. We think and assume they’re nominally ‘journalistic’, but far from it; what they really are, are activists and DemoMarxocrat propagandists. It would take real courage and honesty for the left to go back to acknowledging reality, and thus it will never happen – not in our generational lifetime anyway.
Call it what you want, but the facts are all out there, unlike the Russia collusion-delusion hoax which Clapper himself has admitted was vaporware even before the Mueller investigation began; and let us never forget, wasting $40M of taxpayer money in the process. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: ‘Media Must Report Truth of Anti-Trump Spy Op’…
As new details emerge about the Obama administration’s broad spying-and-leaking campaign against the incoming Trump administration, reporters have a choice to make about whether to cover this story honestly, at long last. There is a brief window of time afforded the media to get the story right. They should take advantage of it.
Journalist Lee Smith already noted the seriousness of the problem facing legacy media after the implosion of the Russia collusion conspiracy theory they peddled. “Americans still want and need accurate information on which to base their decisions about their own lives and the path that the country should take. But neither the legacy media nor the expert class it sustains is likely to survive the post-dossier era in any recognizable form,” he wrote. “For them, Russiagate is an extinction level event.”[-]
[+] … The less deft at pushing out the partisan talking point include MSNBC’s Brian Williams, who literally asked implicated former CIA chief John Brennan if he could “once and for all” explain to people who had heard about the scandal despite his corporation’s best efforts why it was no big deal. Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo complained that a biased NBC News piece that itself attempted to wave away the scandal was not biased enough for his liking. The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein begged Axios not to cover the issue lest it help Trump, in the way that covering Hillary Clinton’s email scandal may have helped Trump.[-]
[+] … It’s not even a difficult question to answer whether this story is newsworthy, but it does require a bit of courage. Journalists aren’t known for their courage so much as their belief that there is safety in crowds. Yet the world is eager to see if there are many real journalists left. No, not the types of journalists who give each other awards for peddling false narratives that the average American can see right through. But real journalists who can think critically when a spy chief or operative comes to them with a ludicrous claim about prostitutes and videotaped urination in a Moscow hotel or Jeff Sessions being a Russian spy or the key to the 2016 election result involving subliterate Facebook memes. Far too many journalists failed that test in recent years. But they have another opportunity to get it right.
Reporters are clearly kowtowing to Democrats in fear that if they win in 2020, they’ll act with vengeance against any reporter who failed to follow their dictates. It is in this light that the courage of the Taibbis and Greenwalds should be particularly noted.
Taibbi’s piece in recent days — “Democrats Have Abandoned Civil Liberties: The Blue Party’s Trump-era Embrace of Authoritarianism Isn’t Just Wrong, it’s a Fatal Political Mistake” — is worth a careful read.
More to conclusion in link below…
The mainstream-lamestreams aren’t covering this scandal for several reasons.
First, it would help Trump. Second, they’re actually the propaganda wing of the DemoMarxocrat party. And third, the narrative is more important to them than the truth.
Don’t forget that it was these people who mocked Trump when he announced he was running. Then they mocked and ridiculed him when he won the nomination. They were then outright shocked, humiliated, and infuriated when he beat HillaryRob’Em. And finally, if anyone thinks they will willingly cover this scandal in an unbiased manner, all we have to remember is how they’ve had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to cover the Tara Reade accusation against the demented Quid Pro Quo Joe Biden. Ouch!
And on that note time for today’s MAGA Pill – thinking that warrior-president Donald J. Trump is having the time of his life re-arranging things on the go – MAGA! KAG!
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: Media Must Report Truth of Anti-Trump Spy Op