Saturday, January 19, 2019
Longtime CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin lamented during a round-table discussion his fear that many Americans would dismiss the news media as a “bunch of leftist liars” in the wake of the BuzzFeed story (and the epic media circle jerk it spawned) that was squashed publicly as being false by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. EARTH TO JEFFREY TOOBIN: where have you been?
Mr. Toobin seems totally unaware a large part of america may trust what their local news man tells them about the rise in taxes for trash pickup, but after two years of the media, in particularly his network, day-in and day-out running false or repeating unverified and inaccurate stories, attributed to unnamed sources just to damage people and bring down a president, does he really believe the media has any credibility left. Especially CNN!! They still cling to a reputation long since past, and I guess Mr. Toobin, like most of the national media imagines himself a cut above. But this video is as funny as it is sad watching them try and distance themselves from a story they reveled gleefully in just hours before while trying to save face....
Friday, July 27, 2018
The New York Times reports that special counsel Robert Mueller “is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from the president about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the former FBI director James B. Comey.” The Old Gray Lady did not divulge whether the special counsel also seeks the names of books checked out on the president’s library card. As far as fishing expeditions go, this one evokes one such adventure told 167 years ago — and still checked out of libraries today.
“But shall this crazed old man be tamely suffered to drag a whole ship’s company down to doom with him?” No Starbuck sails on the Badship Bob Mueller. Ahab fixates on the whale and loses sight of the mandate of his mission, the collateral damage that his monomania unleashes, and, ultimately, reality itself. The 140-characters-or-less presidential prose strikes as somewhat less esoteric and metaphorical than Moby-Dick. Do literary offenses amount to legal ones? They do when zealous prosecutors cannot find real crimes. The New York Times notes in its report, “Prosecutors who lack one slam-dunk piece of evidence in obstruction cases often search for a larger pattern of behavior, legal experts said.”
To produce a mighty book, Herman Melville explains, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it. Robert Mueller, who couldn’t convict Hells Angels and tried to frame Steven Hatfill as a domestic terrorist, now tries to write a mighty book with Donald Trump as his Moby Dick. This one figures to end for Ahab the same way the first one did.
Beware of fishing expeditions. You might catch something; monomania more likely than Moby Dick. They tend to hook the fisherman more often than the fish. But the man attached to one end of the line never sees it that way. - READ MORE