Following a week where the liberal media suffered an arguably crippling blow to their credibility by the Special Counsel investigation finding no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, CNN offered little reflection on their role in pushing and generating fake news and conspiracy theories. And during their program dedicated to the worshiping the media, so-called Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter once again obsessed about what Fox News was doing and how the network was called out his colleagues.
Despite the fact Attorney General William Barr’s letter explicitly quoted the Special Counsel’s report, stating, “[t]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities”, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd was on NBC Sunday suggesting the President wasn’t really cleared of the collusion conspiracy theory.
CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper poses as a Just the Facts Man, but his command of the facts vanished on Sunday. When Trump's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said the " media got it wrong for so long" speculating on collusion in the Mueller investigation, Tapper offered the spit take that "I'm not sure what you're saying the media got wrong....Other than the people in the media on the left, not on this network, I don't know anybody who got anything wrong."
CNN boss Jeff Zucker sent out his liberal media dung-shovelers over the weekend to try to clean up the mess they made by buying into the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory. During Saturday’s Unfiltered, host S.E. Cupp and media correspondent Brian Stelter took to bashing Fox News for boasting about their proper neutral stance for the last two years. At one point, Cupp equated Fox News to a date rape drug and suggested they were knocking people out cover-up the story.
Over there at the website for the Pulitzer Prizes is this posting of a prize. In the category of “National Reporting” it reads that the winners are: “For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration. (The New York Times entry, submitted in this category, was moved into contention by the Board and then jointly awarded the Prize.)”
Bill Maher doubled-down on Friday night, unwilling to accept Robert Mueller’s conclusion that Trump did not collude with Russia. He joked about how Mueller is really married to Roger Stone who is a Russian-speaking operative, all before contending “this is a high-tech coup” and smearing Attorney General William Barr as “a stooge.” Maher asserted: “This is what Third World countries do. The dictator appoints somebody who exonerates him.”
New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos has for two years spun in favor of the Democrats’ Russian collusion theory, supporting Robert Mueller and Democrats on the committee, especially ranking member (now chairman) Rep. Adam Schiff. He did so again after Republicans demanded Schiff resign from the House Intelligence Committee in Friday’s “Demands for Ouster at Explosive House Hearing.” Fandos’ revealed his apparent disdain for the Republican move: "It went downhill from there."
On Friday, reporters for ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning were unable to conceal their disgust over President Trump taking a “profane victory lap” during a Thursday night rally in Michigan, following the results of the Mueller report. The coverage was dripping with contempt as the correspondents whined about the event, fearing “vengeance in the air” among Trump and his supporters.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough says: "[Republicans] are hiding behind Donald Trump's own Roy Cohn, William Barr. Yeah, I said it. Donald Trump's own Roy Cohn." But now that the Mueller report has been so devastating to liberal hopes, the MSM has turned on Barr with a vengeance. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said:
As NewsBusters had previously documented throughout CNN's programming since Attorney General William Barr sent his summary letter to Congress, the network had made it painfully clear that they would not let go of their false Trump-Russia collusion narrative. Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short was on Wednesday’s The Situation Room on Wednesday and schooled CNN host Wolf Blitzer after he repeatedly insinuated there was something between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
NewsBusters has documented how MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews has become a 9/11 truther of sorts when it comes to hold out hope for evidence proving Trump-Russia collusion. The nonsense continued into Thursday’s show in which Matthews wondered if Trump “did...or didn’t he play ball with Vladimir Putin.” Assisted by the chyron “Mueller Report; If Not Collusion, Quid Pro Quo,” Matthews gushed over the supposed brilliance of Hollywood-area Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) also insisting that there’s still “evidence of collusion” despite the Mueller report’s conclusion.
The folks at ABC News were either desperately in the tank for the Democrats or they needed to get fitted for tin foil hats Thursday evening. Instead of reporting on the growing calls for House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) to resign his post, as CBS and NBC did, ABC’s World News Tonight carried water for Democrat conspiracy theories suggesting Attorney General William Barr was hiding the truth about collusion and did something improper when clearing the President of obstruction.