Liberal journalists are committed to their theory that President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign knowingly colluded with Russians — and they won’t let any facts get in the way.
Washington Post politics writer Philip Rucker curiously decided that last week’s Justice Department indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations somehow vindicates the liberal talking point that the president’s campaign knowingly worked with Russians in order to beat Hillary Clinton last November and “deals [a] fatal blow to Trump’s Russia “hoax.”
Rucker’s evidence for such a claim relies on a handful of tweets the president has made. One tweet Rucker cites quotes Trump as saying, “The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer-funded charade end?”
Despite the fact that the Justice Department and FBI made clear that no Americans were involved in the indicted Russians’ schemes to disrupt our election, Rucker nonetheless declared the charges “a fatal blow to one of the president’s favorite talking points.”
Except that isn’t one of the president’s favorite talking points. What the president is seemingly continuously frustrated by is the media’s exhaustive effort of reigniting the talking point that his presidential campaign knowingly worked with Russians.
The government’s indictment specifically mentions that it can’t conclude the Russians’ attempted interference had any outcome on the election — putting journalists like Rucker in a bind.
No worry. Instead of looking at the results of the FBI’s independent investigation, Rucker relies on a tweet by former CIA director John Brennan who surmised that it was “implausible that Russian actions did not influence the views and votes of at least some Americans.”
Interesting — you’d think Brennan would have taken his job a little bit more seriously then when he was in power.
Of course, don’t just take the Justice Department’s word for it. Take a look at studies concluding that so-called “fake news” stories had a little discernible impact on the habits of voters.
Instead of blindingly taking a partisan (and known liar) like Brennan at his word, you’d think a journalist would include some facts.
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