WASHINGTON. If you ask former CBS correspondent Lara Logan the difference between mainstream media “journalism” and the tactics employed by opposition research firm Fusion GPS, her answer would likely be, “Not much.”
But we’ll get back to Lara Logan’s unceremonious departure from the “Tiffany Network” in a moment.
Democrats, journalists, smear machines, and Trump/Russia collusion
The Fusion GPS smear machine – founded by journalists Glenn Simpson, Thomas Catan, and Peter Fritsch – concocted the discredited anti-Trump dossier at the behest of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
They knew that a smear which fit the worldview of left-leaning journalists – 85 percent of which are registered Democrats – would be presented as holy writ long past its utter refutation.
And thus, the implausible Trump/Russia collusion narrative continues despite revelations FBI officials used it as an extra-constitutional “insurance policy.” Part of an elaborate plot to remove the duly-elected Trump from office.
The Deep State’s former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, even told CNN that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump/Russia report, expected to be released sometime next week, will be “anticlimactic, and not draw a conclusion.”
The Trump/Russia smear was a tactic learned by the former journalists at Fusion GPS while working in the nation’s largest liberal newsrooms. They honed that smear into a sharp and gleaming blade. A weapon they instinctively knew felt comfortable, formidable, and well-balanced in the hands of Democratic journalists shocked and upset by their preferred presidential candidate’s humiliating loss in 2016.
A worldview to fuel the smears
Their worldview prevents them from considering the nation would reject President Obama’s legacy and the candidate who promised to preserve and expand it. Trump voters are “deplorables” whose reality is unworthy of respect or coverage. A reality shared by the Republican president that a majority of journalists detest.
A singular reality that shattered journalism’s worldview on the morning of November 9, 2016.
And that brings us back to fired CBS correspondent Lara Logan.
Smears, not bias
During an interview with podcaster Mike Ritland, a former Navy Seal, Logan shattered another aspect of the media’s perverted worldview. That of their journalistic impartiality.
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the US… most journalists are left or liberal or Democrat or whatever word you want to give it.”
Logan then set herself apart from the media hive and expressed her worldview as regards American freedom and its noblest connection to journalism. She said that although she is South African…
“… I’m also, I think, just instinctively American at heart, too. Because the thing that is most important to me about this place and about life is freedom. That’s everything.
“… I don’t really work for ’60 Minutes.’ I work for something independent of all of that. I work for the truth. That’s what I’m always trying to find. It doesn’t matter who I work for. So, freedom is such a fundamental thing for me.”
Did Lara Logan just speak on behalf of truth, justice and the American way? No wonder her very existence is anathema to every journalistic impulse.
A parting shot
She told Fox News host Sean Hannity that she’s been targeted for personal destruction by members of her profession for speaking the truth.
“They can’t go after the things that matter, so they smear you personally. They go after your integrity. They go after your reputation as a person and as a professional and they’ll stop at nothing.”
You see, modern American journalism has evolved into a smear machine. A smear machine in the employ of the Democratic Party. Just like the smear machine known as Fusion GPS.
Top Image: Lara Logan with podcaster Mike Ritland.
“Mike Drop” by Mike Ritland screen capture.