Smelling blood in the water the Right Wing comes after the MSM hard in response to Bill Barr summary of Mueller report.

By |2019-03-25T10:28:29-08:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Here they come with torches and pitchforks.

Courtesy of Politico

Fox News host Sean Hannity accused “CNN, MSNBC, and the mainstream media” of having “lied” for two years in his first tweet on Sunday after a four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusions was made public.

“Now they will be held accountable,” he warned.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump. Jr. accused “CNN, MSNBC, BuzzFeed and the rest of the mainstream media” of “non-stop conspiracy theories” in a statement, while urging “honest journalists within the media” to “have the courage to hold these now fully debunked truthers accountable.”

That Mueller concluded no one from Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia in attempting to influence the election has ramped up scrutiny of the news media’s handling of the two-year investigation. “The 3 biggest losers from the Mueller report in order — the media, the media, the media,” tweeted National Review editor Rich Lowry.

It’s not only prominent conservatives, the president’s TV boosters and family members calling out the media, but also some journalists on the left who have long been skeptical of the Trump-Russia story. “If there’s no media reckoning for what they did, don’t ever complain again when people attack the media as ‘Fake News’ or identify them as one of the country’s most toxic and destructive forces,” wrote The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald.

Longtime Rolling Stone writer and author Matt Taibbi published an excerpt from his new book on Saturday which argued that “Russiagate is this generation’s WMD,” a reference to news coverage during the run-up the Iraq war, widely seen as the greatest journalistic failure in modern memory.

“The sheer scale of the errors and exaggerations this time around dwarfs the last mess,” Taibbi wrote.

First off I would challenge Politico’s assertion that Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald represent left-leaning journalists. 

Matt Taibbi has done good work but he is also terribly inconsistent, and Greenwald was an Edward Snowden apologist who failed to report on Putin’s manipulation of that young man and has defended his decision to take that NSA data to Russia. 

Second, of course, the Right Wing is going after the media, because they have an opportunity to do so before Congress starts making requests to have Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, and Bill Barr sit down before them and explain exactly what is in the actual report. 

Once that happens this narrative is going to take a dramatic turn, and the Right Wing will be less enthusiastic about the outcome of the investigation. 

Remember we have not yet seen the Mueller report, we have only seen the Bill Barr report. 

And Barr predetermined his opinion, long before he ever laid eyes on Mueller’s findings.

Courtesy of CNN:

Nearly a year before his letter Sunday telling lawmakers he did not believe President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice, Attorney General William Barr authored a memo saying he thought the obstruction investigation was “fatally misconceived.”

Barr, then a private citizen and former attorney general to President George H. W. Bush, issued the memo to senior Justice Department officials in June 2018.

That is why Trump wanted him in this job, and clearly Barr delivered on the promise made in that op-ed. 

And clearly, Donald Trump is pleased that he did so.

So let the Right Wing take their victory laps because as of right now I have certainly not heard the corpulent female sing.

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous March 25, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Oh please. Couldn’t Taibbi and Greenwald actually be right? Why can’t we admit that and move on?

  2. Anonymous March 25, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Up is down.
    Black is white.
    We are fucked.

  3. moles March 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Barr has been covering up Presidential “errors” for so long it’s a wonder he can walk straight.

  4. anom March 25, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Lets not lose sight of what’s pressing: climate change, or.rather, the ignorance behind it. While everyone’s fighting, fucking, and feeding, there won’t be a habitable planet by century’s end. But there’s guns and skewed capitalism and bibles. None of which will help us out of this global end. Thank god I don’t have kids to fry to death when I’m gone.

    Salvation misunderstood. Its a metaphysical reference, stupid.

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