|Ricky Maddow: Moonbat Conspiratorial Rants for a Hateful, Aggrieved, and Ignorant Audience|
For 2 years a completely absurd set of allegations presented as fact has dominated the airwaves and paralyzed the executive branch, specifically that the President of the United States of America was 1) a compromised tool of Moscow (New York Times November 29, 2018), 2) had colluded with Russia as a candidate (January 26, 2019), and 3) was an agent of Kremlin (NY Times article January 11, 2019). These falsehoods flashed before our eyes in newspapers, television news shows, social media one-minute stories, and in the political weaponized entertainment industry though numerous Saturday Night Live skits and countless hecklings by late night comedy hosts. Had these stories been classified as paid political advertisements and not “journalism” or “entertainment,” the onslaught of Trump-Russia smears would have represented an unprecedented multi-billion dollar negative ad campaign that would have even strained Michael Bloomberg’s wallet. But peddled as “news” these narratives hearkened back to the propaganda sheets of Pravda and the unintentionally hilarious articles on the North Korean news website.
The investigation into Trump and members of his business and political world has turned up more incriminating evidence on his bureaucratic adversaries in the “deep state resistance” and the governmental institutions, that they’ve turned into a Maginot Line with the guns pointed down Pennsylvania Avenue. The Beltway swamp creatures have been exposed as partisan fraudsters, but what about the national press who have compensated them for promulgating their slanders?
The First Amendment allows the rigged media outlets to profiteer though it does not obligate us to support their antics, nor does it prohibit Americans from justly criticizing them. After eight years of “obey and conform lest you are a racist,” the media has returned to their Bush-era identity of encouraging the most obnoxious “patriotic” dissent imaginable, with no violent language or genitalia foam costume being too extreme.
The entire Russia episode was nothing more than salacious “impeachment porn” (an appropriate analogy considering the involvement of an actual adult movie “performer” in the investigation) intended to drive the audience to an intense frenzy. However the feature concluded not with the desired euphoric climax but abrupt disappointment, leaving their fantasy of seeing President Trump (and his children) perp walked out of the White House in handcuffs unfulfilled.
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