Why the liberal MSM keeps pushing the Trump-Russia narrative
LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2017 — The liberal media has been in a frothing rage for the better part of a year, convinced that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
This narrative has been pushed because that same media desperately wants and needs the story to be true. They have been down this road before, and insanity truly is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
In 2004, the liberal media never accepted that their chosen ivory tower intellectual John Forbes Kerry could lose to an uncouth redneck like George W. Bush. Media retaliation came in the form of the Valerie Plame escapade, the least important scandal in American history. After three years and millions of taxpayer dollars spent spent on this non-case, no evidence of wrongdoing by President Bush or Vice President Cheney ever emerged.
Bush was pursued as part of the Democrat / MSM revenge for the Bill Clinton impeachment, though Bush had nothing to do with it. The media Democrats never accepted that Clinton was actually corrupt while Bush was not.
Unable to impeach Bush, the media exacted some measure of vengeance by protecting candidate and president Barack Obama at all costs. Even scandals involving dead bodies would not be enough to break this liberal blockade. For being totally leftist and partially black, Obama was declared brilliant, hard-working and honest. Despite his being none of those things, all the numerous scandals of his administration were swept under the rug.
2016 was a repeat of 2004. The media still cannot come to grips that a man they consider an uncouth barbarian beat their chosen liberal female intellectual. Hillary Clinton was superior to Donald Trump because every liberal ivory tower intellectual and Hollywood celebrity said so. When Trump won the presidential sweepstakes, the media needed to invalidate his victory to restore their power and influence.
The media’s Russia narrative was likely born the very night of the election. It was hatched by Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta in the exact same manner that Obama aide Ben Rhodes created the Benghazi / You-Tube video narrative. Like Rhodes, Podesta had the media echo chamber in his corner.
Unfortunately for the liberal media / Democrat combine, after many months and plenty of teases, the Russia investigation has turned up zero evidence of collusion.
The media cannot accept this. Trump just has to be guilty because they despise him. They will not ever publicly utter the unthinkable: Hillary Clinton lost Election 2016 because she was a dreadfully uninspiring candidate who could not find Wisconsin on a map.
Liberals keep pounding the drums, but no sound emerges. Their ongoing fury extends the phony Russia story, but the cold, hard unemotional facts keep exonerating Trump. But, like Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction,” the leftist media cabal will not be ignored. They need Trump to be guilty. Their very psyche depends on it. The 2000 and 2004 elections had already destroyed some of them. 2016 was more than they could stomach.
The Trump-Russia narrative has caused liberals to become unhinged. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has even rashly accused Trump of committing treason. Since treason is punishable by death, it is important that sane people learn to disagree with Trump without wanting to kill him.
It is one thing to doggedly pursue a real scandal. It is quite another to invent one. Worse, CNN and MSNBC have doubled down by inviting disgraced former CBS News host Dan Rather on their networks to explain why Trump is guilty.
Recall that Rather was fired after an unsuccessful attempt to rig the 2004 election against President Bush by promoting a “fake but accurate” Bush military service memo that was transparently phony. Like Bush, however, Trump is guilty because liberal Rather says so. The equally disgraced and fired Brian Williams also offered his similar thoughts on MSNBC.
The current phony Trump-Russia scandal is ideological, not factual. Trump promised voters he would eradicate Obama’s legacy from the history books. But to this day, the media continues to worship Obama. They worship his views on abortion, climate change, healthcare, unchecked immigration and passivity abroad. They detest Trump for being pro-life, anti-Paris Climate agreement, anti-Obamacare, anti-illegal immigration and pro-muscular American foreign policy.
Trump loves America. The liberal media are, collectively, Europhiles. Like most liberals, they worship France. When they fret about America becoming isolated, this is an expression of their palpable distress that official France may possibly not like us.
The media is dominated by the same people who found brilliance in John Kerry’s “global test” and vow to fight a “more sensitive war.” They are the same people who backed George McGovern in 1972 and Walter Mondale in 1984.
They are the same people who care more about trees than human beings. Trump tries to put coal miners back to work. The liberal media pleads for climate change action at the expense of those workers, their families and their very survival.
They are the same people who will never get over the 2000 Bush vs. Gore Supreme Court decision that prevented Gore from stealing the White House with a selective vote recount in massively pro-Democrat Florida districts.
They are the same people who stay silent when Trump tries to bring baby Charlie Gard to America. He wants to try and save a baby’s life. They do not.
They are the same people who will go to their graves believing that Merrick Garland belongs on the Supreme Court and Neil Gorsuch does not.
Again it is clear that this political struggle is ideological. The media wants single-payer healthcare, transgendered bathrooms, and unlimited illegal immigration allowing refugees – hostile to our values or not – to come to America en masse and without government interference. They demand abortion, love taxes and hate guns.
Trump disagrees with them. They cannot handle that disagreement. Unable to win the battle of ideas, the only thing left for them is a return to the politics of personal destruction.
The media knows that Donald Trump did not commit treason. He will not be executed in the town square. He will not be imprisoned. The so-called Russia scandal serves the same purpose that the Valerie Plame scandal did during the Bush II administration. By keeping the investigation going, the liberal media’s best hope is to paralyze the Trump administration and prevent an advance of conservative or even Republican policies. If Democrats win the 2018 midterm elections, stalemate returns, Obama items have a chance at survival, and conservatism is again thwarted.
The one variable the media has not yet come to terms with is that Donald Trump is not George W. Bush. Trump hits back, and he hits back hard. He knows that the media is currently held in far lower esteem than he is. They have lost the public trust among everyone but those who want to burn Trump to death at the next Resistance rally.
If destroying Trump prevents a border wall and preserves precious liberal Obama policies, then fanning the flames of a fictional scandal is what the liberal media must do. They are, first and foremost, militant advocates for the left to the point of cultish zealotry.
Until CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post suffer the fate of 1,000 Dan Rathers, they will keep spreading raging fires that will eventually consume them. They made the recent presidential election personal, which they have done in every election for the last several decades. Meanwhile, for Trump it is just business. He has a job to do, and his supporters overwhelmingly approve of his job performance.
Normal America cares about taxes, jobs and terrorism. They do not care about climate change, transgender bathrooms, or other liberal media priorities. They absolutely do not care about some silly non-scandal between two men who had never met until more than six months after the election they supposedly rigged.
Election 2016 has gripped the liberal media with a severe attack of grieving. The last of the five stages of grief is acceptance. This is why the Trump-Russia narrative will continue to be flamed by Podesta and Obama holdovers until acceptance comes.
Until then, expect more endless media babbling about treason and killing Trump. That is what crazed people do when hysterical rage and madness crowd out logic and reason.
*Cartoon by Branco. Reproduced with permission and by arrangement with ComicallyIncorrect.