The leftist media is burdened with a heavy lift regarding the Mueller Report. One would think that yesterdays press conference with Attorney General William Barr might slow them down a bit. But alas, and unsurprisingly that doesn’t appear to be the case. Why raise a hand of contrition when you can double-down on all your favorite talking points by parsing words, rearranging definitions, and issue legal opinions without a law degree?
The Democrats and their Satraps in the media, as well as their fearless leaders, have always been above average in those areas. Is there anyone out there who remembers Bill Clinton asking what the meaning of “is” is? In fact, a deluge of spin and with it a plethora of half-truths are glutting the airwaves of the leftist media outlets. It was a mammoth verbal sewage back-up of the first order.
Caution! Oversize Load Ahead
A special panel of the chattering class was assembled on CNN that mysteriously mirrored their 2016 election night coverage. The studio desk — in the shape of an oversized “U” – was so large you could drive an 18-wheeler through it. Then this posse of leftist overlords proceeded to sketch out a plan in which to use the Mueller Report as the basis of impeachment proceedings against the president. Dana Bash, CNN’s chief political correspondent, proclaimed:
“[B]ut knowing about his [Mueller’s] personality and the way he approaches this, he’s not going to go up to Congress and say yeah, I think he [Trump] should be impeached. He’s going to say look at what I did and what he did in here, as Pamela just laid out, is a road map, a ten-episode road map for really serious consideration for impeachment …”
If it’s at all possible to fathom, ABC’s Jon Karl had Bash & Company beat by a mile:
“Ultimately, the conclusion here in this special counsel is it did not rise to the level of a violation of the law.”
Then he added:
“But there is significant contact here. You might even say collusion.”
Karl managed to hand down this opinion despite the lack of a law degree. However, legal analyst and George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley did manage a calm, cool, and collected bitch-slap of CBS’ Paula Reid. If you watched the press conference, Reid was the reporter who heckled the Attorney General, Jim Acosta-style. Then Turley tried to hearken the CBS panel back to reality:
“Well, look, they’re [the Democrats] now in opposition not just to Bill Barr and the Deputy Attorney General, they’re taking a position in opposition to Mueller himself, that it’s clear that that part of the report did not find collusion, certainly in any criminal sense. And if it’s not collusion in a criminal sense, the question is, well, what are we talking about, if they found no conspiracy, no coordination?”
Turley may have asked the most cogent question of the day when he queried, “What are we talking about?” And therein lies the rub.
James Brown – yes, the singer – comes to mind here. Sometimes called the “progenitor of funk music” Brown once recorded a song called “Talking Loud and Saying Nothing.” It perfectly captures the leftist viceroys on television and their inability to have anything of worth to say. So, let’s let the Godfather of Soul put an end to this silly media charade with these profound and could we even say prescient lyrics:
Like a dull knife
Just ain’t cutting
Just Talking loud
Then saying nothing.