Lefty Seth Meyers Decries 'Smoking Gun' On Bolton

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“Smoking gun” has become a buzz phrase in the liberal lexicon throughout the Trump presidency. The term is utilized by the lefty media on a continuous loop whenever there is a “revelation” brought forth that has the potential to damage President Trump. Seth Meyers on Tuesday's Late Night, aired early Wednesday morning, invoked the oft-repeated phrase during an interview with NBC Nightly News Lester Holt.

Speaking of the impeachment trial, Meyers was incapable of fending off the urge to mention the current golden boy of the press, John Bolton, for his supposed “bombshell” information:

 

 

You, and I would also say this, call it drama. I think a lot of people say, you know, this Bolton thing, this is the smoking gun. Maybe this is the game changer, and yet, you've also pointed out that we sort of live in this post-shock era which is it's impossible now for anything to happen to make us say like, "Oh my God this is the big thing." Because now, no game has been changed and no gun has been smoking enough for certain people…

One need not wonder who those “certain people” were. Cough, cough, the Republicans, who Meyers holds in such low regard.

Holt optimized the opportunity to sing the praises of the media and deflect the question away from the Bolton controversy:

Yeah, I mean, but there's certain big stories that come along now. And you think, well you know, 20 years ago, 15 years ago, those would have been our lead story for, you know, a week, a week and a half. But now, everything we digest it so quickly. Part of it is because, you know, the media we're simply better and we're bigger and technology allows us to cover a lot of things but I feel that we -- sometimes, we don't appreciate, you know, the moment, like, wow, this is big, this is really important.

Meyers then placed the blame on Trump for the current state of affairs in the dysfunctional mainstream media:

Do you think that whether it's at the election, whether it's another four years, do you think that news will reset to what it was before the Trump era?

Holt directed the inquiry towards the White House:

Well, I mean, I don't think that - you know, I don't think it will reset. The question is will government look the way that many people remember it? Keeping in mind, a lot of people are very happy with where we're at but definitely, there's a different feel and you do wonder what the relationship will be like. What are we going to be covering five years, six years from now will it be this constant, you know, onto the next story kind of a feel.

For all the media hype over a “smoking gun” they fail to realize the bullet invariably has a straight shot at their credibility.

Transcript below. Click "expand" to read more. 

Late Night With Seth Meyers

1/28/20

1:02:45 AM

 

SETH MEYERS: Do you feel this moment in history as you report on the Impeachment trial, even though it does seem as though the outcome has to some degree been predetermined. Does it feel weighty when you report on it?

LESTER HOLT: It feels weighty when I think about, you know, the whole Constitutional basis for it. The idea that, you know, we could put a President out of work here. But at the same time we all went in with the knowledge that the numbers are such with the Republican majority that he will likely be acquitted. But now we've seen some drama on this issue of whether we'll see witnesses or evidence, so all bets are off.

MEYERS: You, and I would also say this, call it drama. I think a lot of people say, you know, this Bolton thing, this is the smoking gun. Maybe this is the game changer, and yet, you've also pointed out that we sort of live in this post- shock era which is it's impossible now for anything to happen to make us say like oh my god this is the big thing. Because now, no game has been changed and no gun has been smoking enough for certain people.

HOLT: Yeah, I mean, but there's certain big stories that come along now. And you think, well you know, 20 years ago, 15 years ago, those would have been our lead story for, you know, a week, a week and a half. But now, everything we digest it so quickly. Part of it is because, you know, the media we're simply better and we're bigger and technology allows us to cover a lot of things but I feel that we -- sometimes, we don't appreciate, you know, the moment, like, wow, this is big, this is really important.

MEYERS: But don't you think part of that too is we -- so much of it is coming from the same source the White House is putting out -- you know, they're creating news every day that would have been a week long story, two weeks long. But they put up five of those a day.

HOLT: Yeah. There's no question that, you know, this is an Administration that has done things in a different way, in a bolder way and you know, gone places that others haven't and that's created a lot of news and at the same time, you're chasing headlines like this, you know you're onto the next one, onto the next one.

MEYERS: Do you think that whether it's at the election, whether it's another four years, do you think that news will reset to what it was before the Trump era?

HOLT: Well, I mean, I don't think that - you know, I don't think it will reset. The question is will government look the way that many people remember it? Keeping in mind, a lot of people are very happy with where we're at but definitely, there's a different feel and you do wonder what the relationship will be like. What are we going to be covering five years, six years from now will it be this constant, you know, onto the next story kind of a feel.

 

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