Stories have been coming out for some time now hinting Mueller’s final report might leave audiences “disappointed,” as if a President not being a foreign spy could somehow be bad news.This unvarnished bias was on display in the Sunday morning shows where Adam Schiff is still being allowed to peddle this hoax without serious pushback, following a pattern that started on November 9th, 2016. Taibbi points out that Schiff cited the Steele dossier as gospel even though the Congressman knew it was unverified. But the media was uninterested in that because Orange Man Bad:
Openly using such language has, all along, been an indictment. Imagine how tone-deaf you’d have to be to not realize it makes you look bad, when news does not match audience expectations you raised. To be unaware of this is mind-boggling, the journalistic equivalent of walking outside without pants.
There will be people protesting: the Mueller report doesn’t prove anything! What about the 37 indictments? The convictions? The Trump tower revelations? The lies! The meeting with Don, Jr.? The financial matters! There’s an ongoing grand jury investigation, and possible sealed indictments, and the House will still investigate, and…
Stop. Just stop. Any journalist who goes there is making it worse.
For years, every hint the dossier might be true became a banner headline, while every time doubt was cast on Steele’s revelations, the press was quiet.No kidding. Somewhere in Prague, Michael Cohen's cellphone is pinging away.
Whatever you may think of Trump - and I'm no great fan - he's really exposed the fake news American press.
Hands up, don't shoot. Trump's a Russian spy. Kavanaugh ran a secret gang rape cartel. Covington kids assaulted a vet.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 24, 2019
Never forget that these lies--and yes, they were outright lies--were deliberately peddled by all the same people for all the same reasons.