Donald Trump HAS to have a copy of the Taibbi piece from Hate Inc……
It’s right up HISA ally….
Essentially the Rolling Stone guy jumps ALL over the media for sensationalizing the Mueller Investigations against Donald Trump…
He does a long piece in which he says what Donald Trump has been saying all along….
‘They were out to get me’…..
Taibbi lays out numerous example of how the media sold the idea that Donald Trump was in cohoorts with the Russian leader Putin….
He reviewers the early worries we ALL had that Donald Trump would be handing over the keys to America to the Russians….
He knocks the evident interactions between the nations security community and the media….
And above all?
Now this dog along with a a ton of social media, pundits and people who get paid a shit load of money ALL were scared shitless when Donald Trump moved into the White House….
Taibbi would be bull shitting us if he didn’t worry for a while himself…..
Certainly people who worked WITH Trump where…
I’d agree and have posted here more than once that media editors DO push things to limit to get headlines and ad dollars ….
But the media….
Like everyone else is living thru the assertion of a New York Real Estate guy, who lies and bends the truth to fit his ego in broad daylight….
Tabbi may walk past that to knock the media…
But a majority of Americans won’t…
We don’t know what Mueller’s report is gonna say…
We don’t know what the ton of separate investigation by Congress, other Justice Department offices, and numerous State Attorney General’s….But the fact that so many people ARE investigating a sitting US President IS NOT ‘fake news’…..
30 something Trump supporters and campaign people have been charges with crimes….Several have pled guilty and are telling all….
There IS a story in all of this….
And to the media’s chagrin ?
His report will do the talking….
The media is NEVER gonna be perfect….
That IS the nature of human beings….
Can they be better?
They aren’t going anywhere is a 1st Amendment ‘Free’ America….
CNN, MSNBC, Fox are ALL publicly traded companies ….
They are first of all in the business of making money for their stock holders…
Editors are well aware of this….
Fox makes its money on the American Right….
CNN and MSNBC make their money on the Center and Left…..
Most Americans NEVER get involved with the fine details….
I write this blog….
I spend countless time explaining to people how things ACTUALLY work in politics and government,..
They are astounded to have even a glimpse of that….
Taibbi has missed a point in his piece….
The vigilance of those who actually run the government daily has been a savior and buffer…….
I have said form the jump that no matter how screwed up Donald Trump IS?
No matter crazy and inept he will try to run things he has NO concept up and is over his head with?
The people who form the institutional knowledge and day to day operation pot government will get American thru the ‘Trump era’……
They will and have balanced out the ring and the yang of media leanings and the body politic….
I never thought Donald Trump would be indicted….
I now understand that despite my feeling that he might not do the four years in office?
He probably will….
I also understand that it will up to House Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi almost solely to enable her party to NOT shoot itself in the foot and help Trump get a second term by overreaching …..
Nobody says this out loud…
But I will….
America does NOT do what other countries do….
We do NOT want to have an American President removed for office….
It is really NOT about the guy…
Its about the Office….
There is NO Law that says it can’t be done….
The only thread it hang on is a bunch of government lawyers opinion that it shouldn’t be done…
Donald Trump knows this….
So does Pelosi….
It provides a safe haven to keep Trump somewhat stable and lawmakers, who loath actually make decisions hide behind it….
The main way Trump has been keep in line with the law has been from Federal judges…..
Not Congress and certainly not Trump White House staff…
The media HAS reported that….
But it is not as nearly exciting as speculation and drama….
TaibbiTaibbi and the rest of us are gonna have live with…
And it has already started with the Democrats , who have Joe Biden way ahead of the 2020 Presidential field….
But ya NEVER know it……
Nobody wants to hear this, but news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is headed home without issuing new charges is a death-blow for the reputation of the American news media.
As has long been rumored, the former FBI chief’s independent probe will result in multiple indictments and convictions, but no “presidency-wrecking” conspiracy charges, or anything that would meet the layman’s definition of “collusion” with Russia.
A senior Justice Department official said that Mr. Mueller would not recommend new indictments.
The Times tried to soften the emotional blow for the millions of Americans trained in these years to place hopes for the overturn of the Trump presidency in Mueller. Nobody even pretended it was supposed to be a fact-finding mission, instead of an act of faith.
The Special Prosecutor literally became a religious figure during the last few years, with votive candles sold in his image and Saturday Night Live cast members singing “All I Want for Christmas is You” to him featuring the rhymey line: “Mueller please come through, because the only option is a coup.”
The Times story today tried to preserve Santa Mueller’s reputation, noting Trump’s Attorney General William Barr’s reaction was an “endorsement” of the fineness of Mueller’s work:
In an apparent endorsement of an investigation that Mr. Trump has relentlessly attacked as a “witch hunt,” Mr. Barr said Justice Department officials never had to intervene to keep Mr. Mueller from taking an inappropriate or unwarranted step.
Mueller, in other words, never stepped out of the bounds of his job description. But could the same be said for the news media?….