The partisans at DOJ … Day after day, more information has come out about just how partisan employees at the DOJ and FBI are. To recap: We’ve learned that an FBI agent on Mueller’s team exchanged anti-Trump text messages with another FBI agent he is accused of having an affair with. On Thursday we learned that a “top DOJ official” was demoted after the DOJ learned he had contacts with Fusion GPS, the firm that created the Trump dossier. These are serious allegations carrying the appearance of corruption in the Russia investigations.
Too much focus? … As LevinTV host Mark Levin said on his Tuesday night radio program, as we learn more information about the motivations of those involved in the Mueller probe, it is clear that it’s a “partisan hack job.” Members of the media with any actual objectivity would see this. CNN’s media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter likes to think he is objective, but his response to the new information is anything but.
In his daily email yesterday, Stelter continued to paint Fox News’ coverage of the damaging information as an “alternate universe.” He claims that Fox viewers aren’t hearing about what he calls bombshell developments in the probe. Of course they are, but they are also hearing about the motivations of those producing the developments. That is an equally important part of the story, and Fox and other outlets are right to cover it.
Happens to the best of us … Something a little lighter for a Friday. A few weeks ago, I mistakenly emailed you with the subject “placeholder.” It wasn’t part of some test to see if you’d open the email. You always do! Thanks! No, it was a mistake, I forgot to update with the actual subject line before sending. Something similar just happened to the UK’s Cambridge News, which printed the paper with a “placeholder” headline of sorts. As Bill Clinton would say, “I feel your pain.”
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Oh, Mika … The #metoo moment has emboldened women to start telling their stories of being sexually harassed and mistreated. It is proving to be a watershed moment in American history. Unfortunately the partisan camp that shamed women who accused Democrats in the past is resurfacing. Morning Joe’s other half, Mika Brzezinski, took a play out of the Bill Clinton protection playbook this morning. While discussing Al Franken, Brzezinski said that there may have been a political motive behind Leeann Tweeden’s accusation. Watch her wonder if all women should be believed — yes, really. I wonder what she’d say if Franken decided not to resign after all.
Something in the MSNBC water … For decades, Democrats and liberals, including MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, ran cover for Bill Clinton’s sexual misdeeds. But now that Al Franken — kinda, sorta — announced his resignation yesterday, Matthews has weighed in. Yes, Matthews really said, “The worst you can say about Democrats is they’re too pure.” You have to see it to believe it.
Trump’s disruption … The Weekly Standard’s Peter Boyer has a good take on how President Trump has “disrupted the media.” Jumping off of a recent Pew poll, Boyer goes into detail about how Trump has changed the way the media covers the presidency, and not always for the better. It’s worth the quick read.
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Rob Eno is the editor of Blaze Media’s WTF MSM!? newsletter.