After two years of hunting, Robert Mueller’s massive investigation into Donald Trump comes up empty: There was no collusion with Russia.
But perhaps nothing was as insane as the New York Magazine story alleging, without any evidence, that Donald Trump was actually a Russian spy, as far back as 1987.
The "Russian collusion" story spawned countless articles like that. Charlie Kirk, of Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump group did the math on how many "Russian collusion" stories had been run in the last six months. The average was 13 stories per day.
How bad was it up here in Canada?
I went to the CBC’s search engine and typed in three different things just to check. “Mark Norman”: The vice-admiral of the navy who is being prosecuted by Trudeau in a clear attempt to punish him for whistle-blowing on political interference to build ships. There were 135 stories on that huge case on the CBC website. That’s a lot.
And then I typed in "Michael Kovrig": That’s one of the Canadian hostages taken by China back in December, to punish Canada over the Huawei matter. 145 stories. That’s a lot, too.
But then I typed in “Trump Russian collusion” — and the result? 303 stories.
More than all their stories about vice admiral Mark Norman and Michael Kovrig the hostage, combined.
Well, just like election day in the U.S. back in 2016 — when Hillary Clinton's odds of winning were put at 90% by all the "experts" — fake news was replaced by reality.
Now we know the truth, but the damage was done. Thousands of hours of full-tilt fake news propaganda has soaked into the American people.
Alex Jones, the colourful character who runs Infowars, has kicked off of every single high tech platform — Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, even LinkedIn, even Apple — because he was alleged to be a conspiracy theorist, who pushed fake news. Oh really? Well, his millions of followers seemed to value what he said.
But if that’s the precedent, what do we do with CNN, MSNBC, and up here, the CBC and the rest of them, who pushed two years of fake news, breathlessly?
Well, the media knows who’s to blame now. Trump is!
"But after the nearly two-year investigation found no collusion or clear obstruction of justice, Trump and his aides showed little interest in healing or national unity"
There will be no reckoning on the media's part — they’ll move on to the next fake scandal. Their goal is not truth; but destruction of Trump.
Our Canadian media is just as bad. They delighted in Mueller’s investigation too.
But for my Canadian viewers I’d say:
At least America has checks and balances. The whole process was costly, abusive and unnecessary.
But at the end of the day, the system worked.
The rumours were chased down to source, and found fake. And reported as such.
Along the way, some unrelated crimes were uncovered: Fraud years ago by a lobbyist, and a lawyer. But nothing related to Trump’s campaign, and nothing related to Russia. You send out 2,800 subpoenas, you’re going to find something on someone.
But nothing on Trump.
Hey, do you ever think the Canadian media would ever support a Canadian investigation like this — with that kind of staff and budget and power and independence — into Justin Trudeau and his SNC-Lavalin collusion?
Yeah, me neither...
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