WTF MSM!? Buyer’s remorse: Is the Mueller investigation helping Trump?

· May 23, 2018  
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Unintended consequences …

Oh, fudge … After a full year of nonstop Russia collusion coverage by the mainstream media, are media types finally figuring out the error of their ways? Despite all the attacks on the president and cheering of the Mueller investigation, has the investigation actually helped Trump? The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson has the details of how the New York Times’ Frank Bruni has reached that conclusion.

Bruni believes that the focus on the investigation has diverted attention from other things Trump has done that he believes people would not like. As examples, Bruni cites Trump’s use of an unsecured phone and Scott Pruitt. Here’s the thing Bruni doesn’t realize: A focus on what Trump has actually accomplished might be even worse for him and his fellow leftists. For example, household income is at its highest level ever in the U.S., and the rubes are giving Trump credit.

Can Cillizza handle the truth? … CNN’s Chris Cillizza asked  – probably rhetorically – his followers on Twitter the following question yesterday:

This is simple, Chris. Bill Clinton wasn’t the president in 2016. Donald Trump is the president. He has the power under Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution to run the government of the United States. There is no such thing as an independent agency. That’s why we have elections.

Independent agencies not subject to control by the elected executive, nor subject to oversight by the people’s legislature, have no place in a government of, by, and for the people. I answered Cillizza on Twitter, but he probably didn’t really want responses.

Say what? … The mainstream media’s favorite arbiter of “hate groups” aka “people they disagree with” is the Southern Poverty Law Center, a once proud institution that has turned itself into a hatemonger for hire. Just how outside the mainstream is the SPLC? It just tweeted that Donald Trump and the White House staff are racists, wait for it, because they called MS-13 members “animals.”

The SPLC wasn’t talking about Trump’s misconstrued comments last week. No, it included a screenshot of a White House webpage on MS-13. You’ve got to see this ridiculousness to believe it.

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Spy …

A definition … Before we delve into the media idiocy over the word “spy,” let’s look at the definition. defines spy thusly (relevant definitions highlighted below):

noun, plural spies.

1. a person employed by a government to obtain secret information or intelligence about another, usually hostile, country, especially with reference to military or naval affairs.

2. a person who keeps close and secret watch on the actions and words of another or others.

verb (used without object), spied, spying.

5. to observe secretively or furtively with hostile intent (often followed by on or upon).

6. to act as a spy; engage in espionage.

By those definitions, the employment of an informant on foreign soil to report back to intelligence officials about the actions of Trump’s associates is spying. It is plain and simple.

  • Media in full-court press … The actual evidence that there was spying on the Trump campaign and Trump associates has been printed by the media. But they fail to call it spying. And they get really, really upset when others do. Here are just a few of the headlines and comments in which the media has tried to change the narrative:
  • WaPo’s Aaron Blake: “Still no evidence there was a ‘SPY.’”
  • WaPo “analysis”: There is no evidence for “Spygate” — but there is a reason that Trump invented it
  • NY Times “Fact-Check”: Trump incorrectly quotes James Clapper to falsely claim F.B.I. spied on campaign
  • New York: Trump’s FBI spy theory is completely insane
  • Rolling Stone: President Trump desperately wants you to believe ‘Spygate’ is real

You get the idea. If you believe that clandestine informants reporting on their interactions with Trump campaign officials is “spying,” you’re just a nut.

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Author: Rob Eno

Rob Eno is the editor of Blaze Media’s WTF MSM!? newsletter.