The Trump Derangement Syndrome has afflicted some members of the Media (D) so badly that they are willing to believe a conspiracy theory that has more holes in it than Swiss cheese.
It seems that as more evidence mounts to discredit the Trump-Russia ‘collusion’ theory, the left is going nuts showing how it is being confirmed daily.
First, it took digging by Republicans to reveal that the Steele Dossier, which was used to obtain FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign officials in 2016, was funded by Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
It appears that the ‘Russian Collusion’ story, which was initiated by Fusion GPS, is now being pushed by the “Democracy Integrity Project’ to the tune of $50 million. David Ignatius in The Washington Post states that former associate deputy attorney general, Bruce Ohr, (whose wife, Nellie worked for Fusion GPS,) is a Russian specialist and was the DOJ contact for Christopher Steele, author of the infamous dossier. Ignatius also admits that the Democracy Integrity Project is funded by George Soros.
But the Media (D) doesn’t report that kind of thing.
Just all of the indictments and the crosshairs heading straight for Trump, or so they claim.
They are so desperate to overturn the results of the 2016 election that they are buying this crap hook, line, and sinker.
The latest thing that they fell for is the ‘bombshell’ report that the Guardian published about three alleged meetings between Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for President Trump, and Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.
The Media (D) has soiled themselves with excitement over this.
There’s just one problem: it’s about as believable as the wizarding world of Harry Potter actually existing.
Here is the original headline breathlessly published by the Guardian:
Aaaand here is the corrected headline:
Well, that’s got a totally different feel to it, doesn’t it?
The article originally alleges that Paul Manafort had met with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy on three separate occasions, once in 2013, 2015, and the spring of 2016 right as the Trump campaign was ramping up. However, there is no record of Manafort in the visitor logs, which are visible to the public. The Guardian attempted to sidestep that by mentioning that Manafort’s visits simply weren’t logged at the embassy with the seemingly ubiquitous ‘sources say’ caveat. Convenient.
Of course, that doesn’t help with the other gaping holes like the lack of video evidence of a meeting between two highly-surveilled individuals, or that this was kept hush-hush for two entire years. Especially since the entire District of Columbia and environs seems to be so full of leaks that they practically call the Media (D) when President Trump goes to the bathroom.
Manafort has repeatedly denied that he has ever met Julian Assange. To be fair, Manafort isn’t exactly the most trustworthy guy, but the evidence does seem to be in his favor this time.
(It’s worth the read, as pretty much everything she writes is, but this piece mocks several TDS™-afflicted mainstream ‘reporters’ as an added bonus.)
WikiLeaks also announced it was suing the Guardian for printing a false report.
The Guardian immediately began backpedaling on the story, caveating the heck out of it. The headline was softened. Paragraphs asserting the meetings took place and discussing why they took place were hedged to include words about what the meeting might have meant if it definitively had occurred.
Other thoughtful people noted all of the many problems with the story, such as the fact there would be video evidence if it were true. It had the hallmark of a Russia conspiracy story in that it was conveniently impossible to disprove. The most convincing argument would be to show there’s no record, so the story preemptively addresses that problem by claiming he evaded registry.
The authors expected people to believe that Manafort and Assange, two highly surveilled people, had not one, not two, but three meetings never noticed by intelligence agencies? Most crazy of all was the notion that this explosive piece of collusion evidence was real but never leaked until now. And no one picked up on any of these three visits on congressional committees or among the media?
Source: The Federalist
The Media (D) has been ‘shaping’ this story from day-freaking-one. They’ve ignored and refused to dig into any possible Democrat wrongdoing, they’ve published theories as fact, and completely ignore that the beloved ‘scandal-free’ Obama administration abused its power to spy on a Presidential candidate’s campaign using underhanded, incestuous means to do so.
And they wonder why Americans distrust the mainstream media.
This is why Americans are so skeptical.
The bias isn’t just how things are reported, it’s also the stories that get buried, and the lack of intellectual curiosity into finding the actual truth, not ‘his’ truth, ‘her’ truth, or ‘my’ truth — the truth.
If the Media (D), Social Media (D), and the Democrats, (but I repeat myself) get their way, there won’t be anyone around giving an opposing viewpoint, asking the hard questions, and pointing out how ridiculous their tinfoil-hat conspiracies are.
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