Will the media ever out their sources who lied to them to create the Russian collsuion hoax?
When will the Washington media correct the record and publicly burn their sources in the Obama FBI, the intelligence community and the political class who lied to them for years about that now-discredited Trump-Russia hoax?They desperately wanted it to be true because they desperately wanted to overturn the Trump election and now they refuse to admit mistakes and apologize for being used. They lack the integrity required for their jobs. They have not only spun the lies, but they have attacked the truth-tellers. From Devin Nunes to John Solomon the media continues to cover for the liars rather than give props to the few people who got it right. They should give back their Pulitzers for pushing the hoax and reissue them to Solomon and Nunes.
That hoax served as pretext for President Barack Obama’s FBI and CIA and others to investigate, and spy upon, the presidential campaign of a rival.
As if by design, the now discredited Trump-Russia story consumed President Donald Trump’s White House and our politics for three years. And from the fetid cauldron of lies and spin grew the wholly partisan Democratic impeachment of the president
Now, U.S. Attorney John Durham is pursuing a criminal investigation. And the presiding judge of the secret FISA court, which gave the Obama FBI the warrants to investigate and spy on the Trump campaign, is publicly demanding answers.
But when will reporters who carried water for this crew of whisperers admit they’ve been lied to and expose the liars?
Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone are not conservatives. They are of the left. And they are pushing for answers.
Washington is too fancy for me. I’d get lost in that modern Versailles, a company town of smooth courtiers and Kemalist bureaucrats who protect the state from the people.
But in Chicago, if an anonymous source lies to you, and that leads to bogus reporting, if you’ve been used, you have an obligation to your readers, viewers and your craft.
The Russia hoax caused great damage to the credibility of institutions essential to a functioning republic, including the the FBI, the intelligence services, the presidency, Congress and, yes, even journalism.
Reporters carried water for now discredited former FBI Director James Comey, and for now discredited U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, who served as the Democratic Inspector Javert of the impeachment, and many others.