“There is no way to cover this story without many admitting that it facilitated a false narrative created by the Clinton campaign”
There’s a good reason for this.
The media is deeply invested in an opposing narrative. To acknowledge Durham, they would have to reexamine their coverage of Trump from the last four years, and none of them want to do that.
Professor Jonathan Turley breaks it down:
Media Vapors: How Special Counsel John Durham Has Triggered a Media Meltdown
Pediatricians call it “breath-holding spells.” It was when children hold their breath when upset until they experience syncope, or passing out. The media in Washington appears close to a collective faint over the recent filings of Special Counsel John Durham. While the media has largely buried or downplayed the disclosures by Durham on the origins of the Russian conspiracy claims, Durham keeps adding new details implicating top Democratic figures in what he describes as an ongoing investigation. You can only hold your breath so long and Durham shows no signs that he is done by a long shot.
The latest disclosures by Durham are difficult for many in the media to cover because they directly refute years of prior coverage. Many in the media lampooned Donald Trump for claiming that the FBI and the Clinton campaign spied on Trump Tower and his campaign. Yet, we later learned that the FBI did spy on the campaign. In 2020, the media largely ignored that finding…
There is no way to cover this story without many admitting that it facilitated a false narrative created by the Clinton campaign, including attacking those who suggested that the Clinton campaign would ever engage in such disreputable conduct.
A similar point was made by Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist, during an appearance on FOX News:
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: You had unsubstantiated sources who were making anonymously based claims that would lead the news for weeks at a time. But when you have an actual indictment, an actual court filing with proof and evidence of how bad this scandal is, the corrupt media are curiously silent, and they’re silent because they’re complicit.
They were part of this hoax. They were part of the refusal to accept the 2016 election results, to refuse to accept who the Republican nominee was, and they caused so much damage. And they continue to cause damage to the country by that refusal to deal with the reality that people had elected Donald Trump.
Watch the video below:
Hemingway is obviously correct when she suggests that the media was part of it, not that they would ever admit it.DONATE
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