Rather than take personal responsibility for pushing the RussiaGate hoax for over two years straight without any evidence, the New York Times ran a column on Monday trying to shift the blame on to “all” of us and said “Sean Hannity-style Trumpians” should “apologize” for “peddling the sort of deep cynicism that undermines our country’s institutions.”
You just can’t make this stuff up!
Democrats might approach this moment with an attitude of humility and honest self-examination. It’s clear that many Democrats made grievous accusations against the president that are not supported by the evidence. It’s clear that people like Beto O’Rourke and John Brennan owe Donald Trump a public apology. If you call someone a traitor and it turns out you lacked the evidence for that charge, then the only decent thing to do is apologize.
Republicans and the Sean Hannity-style Trumpians might also approach this moment with an attitude of humility and honest self-examination. For two years they’ve been calling the Mueller investigation a witch hunt. For two years they’ve been spreading the libel that there are no honest brokers in Washington. It’s all a deep-state conspiracy, a swamp. They should apologize for peddling the sort of deep cynicism that undermines our country’s institutions.
And what about the rest of us? What about all the hours we spent speculating about the Mueller report, fantasizing about the Trump ruin or watching and reading speculation about these things? What about the superstructure of scandal politics we have built and live in today?
What about the company you work for which pushed this hoax for over two years straight without any evidence?
I’m just one man with a website and I said this Russia probe was a fraud on day one. Many others who were simply smart enough to see there was zero evidence said the same. Your publication worked in concert with criminal deep state leakers to push this hoax so they could sabotage Trump’s presidency and throw the midterms to Democrats.
If you were wondering, at no point does Brooks even mention the Times’ personal culpability in pushing this hoax. Instead, he just laments how the media is too obsessed with covering “scandals” and suggests society at large is at fault for this manufactured hoax.
All these propagandists know is doubling down.