Unlike many others who exist within their own bubbles, we like to watch and listen to both sides with regards to an issue. Unfortunately in the media world in which we are all subjected, depending on an event, you will consume many diametrically opposed versions of how said event went down, which is clearly a failure of what was once called journalism and there are real world ramifications.
The Democrats have to now decide whether they will continue defrauding the public with ridiculous bullshit, partisan investigations, or whether they will apologize to the American people.
— President Trump, Grand Rapids, MI 3/28/19
We saw a very interesting piece in The Nation written by their contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University, Princeton University.
The Real Costs of Russiagate
The very few of us who publicly challenged and deplored Russiagate allegations against candidate and then President Donald Trump from the time they first began to appear in mid-2016 should not gloat or rejoice over the US Attorney General’s summary of Robert S. Mueller’s key finding: “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election.” (On the other hand, those of us repeatedly slurred as Trump and/or Putin “apologists” might feel some vindication.)
But what about the legions of high-ranking intelligence officials, politicians, editorial writers, television producers, and other opinion-makers, and their eager media outlets that perpetuated, inflated, and prolonged this unprecedented political scandal in American history—those who did not stop short of accusing the president of the United States of being a Kremlin “agent,” “asset,” “puppet,” “Manchurian candidate,” and who characterized his conduct and policies as “treasonous”? Will they now apologize, as decency requires, or, more importantly, explain their motives so that we might understand and avoid another such national trauma?
A question you won’t see explored on CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and the rest of the liberal media whose credibility is in a very soiled toilet. We’re talking about ideological, privileged elites who will never admit they saw (and reported) what they wanted to believe instead of believing what they never saw.
Professor Cohen went into more depth on The John Batchelor Show and you could hear his pained, near revulsion of the #RussiaGate scandal and where the ruthless activities of government actors, the Democrat Party in collusion with a blindly compliant media has left President Trump and the American people going forward.
This is something that should be taken as a promise; not just a threat….
Trump will not be the last of his kind.
The next time so much evidence about a candidate is sitting out in plain view, let’s hope it gets a good look before Americans cast their votes.
— Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, 12/9/18
#RussiaGate almost worked. It will be tried again.