Alt-left media still cling to their Big (Russia) Lie
When are The New York Times and the Washington Post going to give back their 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for their “coverage” of a hoax – the Trump-Russian collusion which never occurred?
With every Friday-night document dump, it becomes more indisputable that this whole thing – Russiagate, Spygate, Obamagate, whatever you want to call it — was a complete fraud, a failed slow-motion coup d’etat against the president of the United States.
And yet the alt-left media still cling to their Big Lie, and the august awards that they gave one another for reporting Very Fake News. Their defense is they were just reporting what their “sources” told them. How were they to know it was utter nonsense?
It’s the old George Costanza defense: It’s not a lie if you believe it.
And boy, did all these Democrat operatives with press passes want to believe it. As the old-timers in the city room used to say, some stories are just too good to check out.
Here’s the citation on the comrades’ Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting:
“For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign.”
Only one problem: There were no connections, at least between the Russians and the Trump campaign.
So in the end, this whole thing was a monstrous scam, the biggest political and journalistic scandal in American history.
The Russians, however, were deeply involved with the Hillary Clinton campaign, through the so-called Steele dossier, which was bought and paid for by the Democrats, through two cutouts, a Deep State law firm and a Democrat dirty-tricks opposition research firm.
The latest egg-in-the-face for the elite media came, as it almost always does, on a Friday night. The Republicans in the Senate released a bunch of FBI documents from the witch hunt, one of which dealt with this Pulitzer Prize-worthy February 2017 effort from the Times:
“Phone records and intercepted calls show that (Trump and his crew) … had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.”
Uh, actually, no. There was no such evidence, none whatsoever.
Everyone has known for years that this NYT “bombshell,” along with so many others across the alt-left media since 2016, was pure BS.
The crooked Comey said so under oath, the inspector general debunked it, as did the sainted special counsel Mueller.
But this time the Senate also declassified the notes of Peter Strzok, the rabid Trump-hating FBI paper-shuffler who has since been fired for breathtaking corruption.
Even Strzok dumped on the Times’ story: “We are unaware of any Trump advisors engaging in conversations with Russian intelligence officials.”
Remember, this was a guy who told his mistress that Hillary Clinton should win 100,000,000-to-nothing, that he could “smell” Trump supporters and that he had an “insurance policy” to stop Trump from becoming president.
Even Strzok knew the Times had lost its collective mind.
The Times, as it always does when busted for Very Fake News, had a spokesman issue this pro formal statement: “We stand by our story.”
Just as the Times stood by Walter Duranty, another Pulitzer Prize winner, a stooge of Stalin who reported that there was no famine in Ukraine, as millions died. Just as the Times stood by Herbert L. Matthews, who slobberingly reported that Fidel Castro was not a Communist, even as he turned Cuba into a Caribbean gulag.
The Times’ defense — and that of the Post, CNN, NBC, ABC and all the rest — is that they were just reporting what their “sources” told them.
Okay, let’s use that logic, that you can feel free to print whatever your sources tell you. Your anonymous sources, which is even better, because if you have to, you can just plain make it up, like the columnists at the Globe.
Once they’ve unmoored themselves from reporting the facts, what’s to stop them from next deciding that they’re going to prove, say, Sasquatch lives, or that they’re going to finally locate Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth?
The Rosetta Stone of the collusion hoax is the Steele dossier, compiled by a clownish Maxwell Smart-like spy who just lost a defamation case in the UK brought by two Russians he put into his bogus report.
Somebody’s gotta go to prison for this. It was a conspiracy to overthrow the Republic. The FBI obstructed justice by using documents that they knew were made-up Hillary oppo research. Everyone knew it was crap, and yet they kept shoveling it, for three years, lying under oath.
Will the Deep State’s media accomplices give their Pulitzer Prizes back? Nah.
Sasquatch will be above the fold on the front page before these hacks admit that they tried to frame the president of the United States.