Friday, December 13, 2019

Greenwald: "The Inspector General’s Report on 2016 FBI Spying Reveals a Scandal of Historic Magnitude: Not Only for the FBI but Also the U.S. Media"

I don't like Greenwald, but he often does good work--this, for example.
There's not really a lot new in there, but it's good, clear, and reasonably compact. 
The upshot by itself doesn't do it justice, but I can't quote the whole thing:
As Taibbi put it: “No matter what people think the political meaning of the Horowitz report might be, reporters who read it will know: Anybody who touched this nonsense in print should be embarrassed.” No matter how dangerous you believe the Trump presidency to be, this is a grave threat to the pillars of U.S. democracy, a free press, an informed citizenry and the rule of law.
The thing is, progressives and the MSM--after their nonstop cavalcade of errors over the past 2.5 years--are now pretending/insisting that this report counts as some kind of vindication. They can't even tell--or admit--when their fantastical parade of bullshit has been humiliatingly exposed and repudiated. They're so dogmatically convinced of their moral and epistemic superiority that one wonders whether there is anything that could get them to even question it.


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