With the Trump administration gearing up to release a House Intelligence Committee memo on the FBI’s surveillance practices, Pat Buchanan, writing at The American Conservative, says the media is terrified. The reason they are scared says Pat, is that the memo may confirm that the Deplorables were right, and the media was wrong about efforts by the Deep State to impede or cut short the Trump presidency. Pat writes (abridged):
“All the News That’s Fit to Print” proclaims the masthead of the New York Times.“Democracy Dies in Darkness,” echoes the Washington Post.
“The people have a right to know,” the professors at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism hammered into us in 1962. “Trust the people,” we were admonished.
Explain then this hysteria, this panic in the press over the release of a four-page memo detailing one congressional committee’s rendering of how Trump-hate spawned an FBI investigation of Republican candidate and President Donald Trump.
This week, however, FBI Director Chris Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein slipped into the White House to plead with Kelly to keep the Republican memo secret. Wednesday, both went public to warn the White House against doing what Trump said he was going to do.
This is defiant insubordination. And it is not unfair to ask if Rosenstein and Wray are more alarmed about some threat to the national security than they are about the exposure of misconduct in their own agencies.
Trump-haters in the press may be terrified that the memo may credibly demonstrate that the “Deplorables” were right, that the elite media have been had, that they were exploited and used by the “deep state,” that they let their detestation of Trump so blind them to reality that they made fools of themselves, and that they credited with high nobility a major conspiracy to overthrow an elected president of the United States.
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