Rush Limbaugh Leads Backlash to Media’s Cohen Headlines

Rush Limbaugh was furious.

As news trickled out about ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen saying he had lied to Congress, the liberal media pounced. This was surely it, they were in essence saying. The Trump-Russia collusion connection has been finally uncovered.

Except, of course, as Rush virtually steamed through the EIB golden microphone, it hasn't.  Here’s Rush: 

Now, if you think I’m a little bit histrionic, I am. This stuff… I cannot tell you how this aggravates me. This is the criminal justice system. This is what we have all been raised and led to believe is where justice happens, where reality trumps any other attempt. We’ve all been led to believe that the Justice Department is above and beyond corruption, and we have come to find out that’s not the case whatsoever by virtue of the fact that this investigation itself has no basis in fact anywhere. 

It should not have happened, and people’s lives are being ruined as a result of this. We’re watching what the people with power in the Washington establishment are able to do with our government, how they are able to subvert and ignore the United States constitution and how they are more than willing to do that to protect their fiefdoms of power, to deny the expressed will of the American people in a duly constituted and legal presidential election.

All of this is about undoing what the American people voted for — and, in the process, ruining anybody and their families and their careers who had anything to do with it, including Brett Kavanaugh, anybody Trump would nominate, Trump and his family. These all-mighty, powerful people couldn’t stop Donald Trump at the ballot box. They couldn’t stop him on the campaign trail. The brilliant Hillary Clinton — who was supposed to win in an eight- to 10-point landslide — couldn’t stop Donald Trump giving it her best shot. 

….This is a concerted effort to use the Department of Justice — Obama’s people at the FBI and so forth — to undermine the will of the American people as expressed in the presidential election of 2016! But if that’s not enough, in addition to undermining the express will of the people, we’re gonna destroy the lives and careers of as many people who screwed us by winning as we can. That’s what the Department of Justice appears to have become, to me. At least the people running it. To me, it’s not coincidental, and it all happens, and it all starts under the administration one Barack Hussein O.

What really frosts me here, folks, is all this is is raw politics — raw, undiluted, pure poison politics! But it’s happening under the umbrella, under the guise of justice. There isn’t any justice in any of this that’s happening here! There isn’t any justice. I don’t care that Mueller is a lawyer, has got gobs of integrity. I don’t care that Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general– This is all a cover for a ribald, rotten political campaign to undo the 2016 election under the rubric of “justice.” The Department of Justice, the special counsel who has more integrity in his little finger than the entire population of in Washington combined, we’re told.

And on he went. A one man rebuke to the whole rotten system that is cheered on by liberal media cheerleaders who have zero — zero — respect for American democracy.

As always, right here at NewsBusters was the reveal of how liberal media was treating the Cohen news.  The headline by Kyle Drennen: “Giddy MSNBC Reporter Touts Cohen Plea as ‘Early Christmas Present’ for Dems.” 

In which MSNBC’s anchor Stephanie Ruhle was bubbling out how President Trump’s “eldest son and some others in his inner circle may want to review their statements after Robert Mueller’s prosecution of Michael Cohen for lying to Congress.”

Also at MSNBC was the eye-rolling Donny Deutsch burbling on that because Cohen now admits contacts with Russians for a possible Trump real estate deal went on until June of 2016, Michael can now feel that he can “stick his chest out.”

There was more of this kind of liberal media drivel.

As here at the New York Times: “Cohen Pleads Guilty and Details Trump’s Involvement in Moscow Tower Project.” 

Or here at the Washington Post: “Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Moscow project.”

You can read these stories and others that are similarly breathless until the cows come home and there is not yet evidence about Trump-Russia collusion to steal the election.

And recall one other thing. These words from none other than President Obama in the fall of 2016 when he was attacking Trump’s worries about a rigged election. Said the then-President: 

“I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts. Every expert, regardless of political party, regardless of ideology, conservative or liberal who has ever examined these issues in a serious way will tell you that instances of significant voter fraud are not to be found. It doesn’t really show the kind of leadership and toughness that you’d want out of a president if you start whining before the game’s even over? So I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes.”

As I distinctly recall, the liberal media loved that clip and played it relentlessly. Now? Not so much — meaning never.

So now it is Rush who gets to the real point behind all the sensational the Cohen coverage, not to mention the Mueller investigation.

“When I say that they have not accepted the results of the 2016 election, I mean personally. These people still can’t believe they lost. Now, after this amount of time, there may be some of these people who have talked themselves into the “fact” that this election was stolen from them by Trump or the Russians or whatever.”

This is exactly right. Dead on correct. And the disgraceful part of this is that the liberal media — working hand in glove with the Never Trump bureaucrats at the Department of Justice — is trying to grease the skids here to cover for the fact that there is still, after two years, zero evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. 

One leak after another has sprung from the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and inside the Department of Justice to receptive liberal outlets in a determined effort to paint the collusion picture. Recall this headline from back in May, when House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures show on Fox? It reads: “FBI informant news ‘mother of all leaks,’ House Intel Committee Chair Nunes says.” 

In which Nunes complained mightily about the then-latest leaks to the liberal Washington Post and New York Times. Then - as now — the objective was to gin up the image of Trump-Russia collusion that stole the 2016 election. After the breathless headlines then — there was and is to this moment no proof of collusion. So in effect, the latest business of the Cohen story is nothing but the latest liberal media gambit to try and play the collusion card again. And yet again, it isn’t working. 

Rush, angry with cause, is calling out the entire corrupt game. 

So too is Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist. Mollie was on Fox and Friends amidst all this commotion and said this as reported in The Hill: 

“What was alleged was treasonous collusion and not just ‘this guy is someone we don’t like so we are going to punish him and anyone who worked with him,’” Hemingway said. “That’s a very Stalinist-type approach to criminal justice. It’s not how we’re supposed to do things in this country.” 

Exactly.

Even as the liberal media celebrate Michael Cohen, Rush Limbaugh’s headlining anger - Sean Hannity also featured his words on his television show - may well be the start of the inevitable backlash from Americans increasingly furious that their electoral decision in 2016 is being undermined by a cabal between an out-of-control special counsel with no evidence, and a liberal media that rushed to embrace anything and everything as proof of something for which there is, in fact, no evidence yet. 


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