The Clintons and the Democrats completely punked the media.
Any other industry would be embarrassed to be manhandled by the Clintons. Public sodomy comes to mind, when I think of how the media was fed a heapin’ helpin’ of Democrat “schlong”.
Check out how the New York Post writer discusses the events surrounding the Russian story:
Bitter to the core, she and her campaign aides hatched a scheme, just 24 hours after conceding the race, to spoon-feed the dirty rumors to an eager liberal media and manufacture the narrative that Russia secretly colluded with her neophyte foe to sabotage her coronation.
But it was Hillary who was trying to kneecap Trump, even after he licked her, fair and square, in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and other blue states.
I recently posted on how Donald Trump broke a campaign promise and handed Hillary Clinton an olive branch. She quickly tried to cut off his hand.
Clinton, though conciliatory at first, quickly turned on President Trump, and kept the RussiaGate narrative going. As I wrote before of the elixir of power, in that Clinton had to see this story boomeranging back to her. Did she really feel powerful enough to control the narrative despite the overwhelming evidence she knew existed against her and others?
Short answer: Yes!
The article continues,
Exhibit A is the book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. In light of this week’s revelation that Hillary’s campaign funded the dirty anti-Trump “Steele” dossier, the book takes on a new significance. It reveals:
“Within 24 hours of her concession speech, [campaign chair John Podesta and manager Robby Mook] assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.”
The plan, according to the book, was to push journalists to cover how “Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign,” and it succeeded to a fare-thee-well. After the election, coverage of the Russian “collusion” story was relentless, and it helped pressure investigations and hearings on Capitol Hill and even the naming of a special counsel, which in turn has triggered virtually nonstop coverage.
But without the protective cover of Obama and Comey, and the eventual truth of slimy Mueller, the Clinton house of cards falls.
Clinton thought the media onslaught would cause Trump to crumble. Perhaps the ruse would have worked against a lesser foe, but not against a billionaire scrapper.
If the Clintons learned anything during the campaign, it’s that Trump doesn’t back down.
That alone should have sent the Clintons scurrying down their rat hole. Moreover, they should have aborted the mission. But the mission continued.
They thought they could get the public to buy the Russia story, and team Trump with Putin. Then they would pit the United States versus Russia in some Rocky versus Drago scenario.
In March, former Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri summed up the post-election strategy in a Washington Post column. In the column she compared “Russiagate” to Watergate. Then look at how the media picked up on it:
Next ABC entered the fray, as former Clinton associate George Stephanopoulos discussed the Russian narrative in the context of Watergate.
At about 1:14 John Oliver chimes in on “Stupid Watergate”.
He began his segment disparaging Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, who had been interviewed by Anderson Cooper. I’d suggest after seeing this taping that BOTH these morons would like to see this segment killed by Google.
Back to Jennifer Palmieri who set the Watergate reference in motion.
Further, she encouraged the press and other Democrats to “turn the Russia story against Trump.”
“If we make plain that what Russia has done is nothing less than an attack on our republic, the public will be with us. And the more we talk about it, the more they’ll be with us,” she advised. “Polls show that voters are now concerned about the Russia story and overwhelmingly support an independent investigation.”
Palmieri got her independent investigation. And guess where the investigation led?
The Clintons trapped everybody. But hardest hit will be the media. CNN released a commercial about being “real” news and not fake news. As it turns out, CNN isn’t the only fake news outlet. They are all fake. And now all the world knows.
The only question remaining is who to thank? The Clintons or President Trump?