You might call them bitter clingers.
They cling to the fantasy that Trump won the 2016 election only because he was the servant of Russian dictator
And they believed, really believed, as a matter of faith, that their saint, special counsel
But when presented with the Mueller report, which showed there wasn't enough evidence for criminal charges against the president, what did they do?
They babbled and floated, stubbornly, willingly, deeper into the whirlpool, like
For years now, Blanche has been insisting that Shep Huntleigh (
When the report was released, if you walked past a news screen, you would have heard them babbling.
Instead they damned Attorney General
Some of the more tribal residents of the left might want to condemn me for conservative thinking. But it's not about left or right. It's about reality. And the journalist
The other day, Greenwald noted that years ago, journalists who supported the Bush administration's war on
Some of us apologized, publicly, for groupthink, and vowed never to be herded again. I apologized, publicly and repeatedly.
"But here I don't see any of that," Greenwald told
They're doubling down, moving quickly from the Trump collusion narrative. And since they can't sell that one, they'll sell the obstruction narrative instead.
But if there isn't enough evidence to charge a crime of conspiracy to collude with
No crime means that dog won't hunt.
Everything else, then, is political noise.
Ever since Trump and his basket of deplorables defeated
They worked together to undercut his presidency.
Is Trump a good man?
No, of course not. Anyone who talks about grabbing women by their genitals is not a good man, but that's irrelevant here.
What is relevant is the republic.
And if we bend the rules to subvert election outcomes -- and if media groupthink prevents us from understanding this -- the republic is in serious jeopardy.
America can withstand Trump as we withstood Obama. What we can't withstand is willfully shutting our eyes to how this started.
And what's relevant is what is not in the Mueller report: an explanation of the so-called Steele dossier, a political opposition research hit on Trump, funded in part by
Before the release of the Mueller report, I spoke to
"One possibility is that
But the other scenario?
"The top echelon of the
"And then cover it up. That is also a huge, huge story worthy of any reporter's time, worthy of a Pulitzer Prize if it were true.
"So, which of those two stories has gotten the lion's share of coverage?"
The one that
The one that makes her feel like she's going home again, on the arm of
Let's hope the media complex stops the "A Streetcar Named Desire" rewatch and tries another old film about an addiction to destructive fantasy.
"The Bridge on the River Kwai" is about a British colonel and prisoner of war (played by the late Sir
But he escapes fantasy, enters reality and redeems himself, at the end, with this iconic line:
"What have I done?"
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