USA Today cheerleading for impeachment

They have got nuthin’.   This is a long feature, prominently highlighted at the default Google News aggregator, purporting to list a bill of particulars.   None of this is concerning; it is all old news, with the case for corruption resting on a house of cards of innuendo, guilt by association, and denigrating land development business as somehow inherently evil.

Six years ago I was thinking of USA Today as one of the least unreliable of the major mass media news organizations.   But in the Age of Trump they have energetically leapfrogged their competition in a rush to Leftist advocacy exclusively.   They are Fake News.   The Enemy of the People.

I don’t think I need to refute all this mess for the Ratburghers.   Every charge in this article has been discussed, and we generally agreed that there was no evidence of collusion between Team Trump and Russian government hackers.   We observed that the members of Team Trump who have been indicted, and who have spent time in jail, and slapped with large fines, and threatened with ruin, were being squeezed in order to get them to flip on President Trump.   One of the prominent bits cited in this long feature is Michael Cohen.   We have previously observed that he pled guilty to an act that is not a crime.   It is clear that the prosecutors were more interested in tainting President Trump than in any issues of justice or ethics.   Which, I think, indicates that the prosecutors themselves ought to be brought up on ethics charges.

Other crimes by members of Team Trump predated their involvement with Trump by several years.   They also were clearly prosecuted in order to squeeze them for testimony damaging to President Trump.

Michael Flynn lying to the FBI is a real curiosity to me.   Why did he lie?   He had done nothing wrong, nor had Trump.   Nevertheless, Flynn’s lie is a much lesser crime than many crimes that this same team of prosecutors chose not to pursue.

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I expect that all y’all will see similar instances this week of Leftist mass media cheerleading for impeachment.   This is going to be a very popular theme from Big Media for the next little while.   This feature from USA Today is attributed to three staff reporters, even though it is entirely a rehash of stuff from weeks or months ago.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/30/forces-threaten-donald-trumps-presidency-robert-mueller/2347032002/

May God bless and keep President Trump in His care, and grant wisdom and health and safety as he leads America even while under the “assault of the ten thousand lawyers.”

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8 thoughts on “USA Today cheerleading for impeachment”

  1. There’s not a single newspaper worth reading anymore. To paraphrase the Bible, “No, not one”.

    I used to subscribe to the WSJ because it was supposed to be the New York Times for right leaning people. I wouldn’t even buy IT anymore.

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  2. Douglas:
    I used to subscribe to the WSJ because it was supposed to be the New York Times for right leaning people.

    I like Kimberley Strassel a lot.

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  3. EThompson:

    Douglas:
    I used to subscribe to the WSJ because it was supposed to be the New York Times for right leaning people.

    I like Kimberley Strassel a lot.

    Yes; Kimberley Strassel writes on the editorial page.   As we had long suspected, and as was demonstrated quantitatively by Tim Groseclose over a decade ago, the news pages of the WSJ are in the middle of the Lefty pack of Big Media news, while the editorial pages are a conservative delight.   Caveat emptor.

    For all y’all who don’t recognize the name, Tim Groseclose was a professor at UCLA who documented the Leftist bias of American news organizations.   Beginning with a series of articles from 2005 through 2010, culminating with his book Left Turn in 2012.

    https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/left-turn-how-liberal-media-bias-distorts-the-american-mind_tim-groseclose/411836/#isbn=1250002761&idiq=10259565

    Groseclose was run out of UCLA for pointing out institutional Leftist bias at UCLA.   He is now at George Mason U.

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  4. MJBubba:
    …while the editorial pages are a conservative delight.

    Wait until you read IBD editorials! Less socially conservative than, say, Human Events but has that same wonderfully pragmatic economic tone. Pls give a read if you haven’t done so; would be interested in your take.

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  5. EThompson:

    MJBubba:
    …while the editorial pages are a conservative delight.

    Wait until you read IBD editorials! Less socially conservative than, say, Human Events but has that same wonderfully pragmatic economic tone. Pls give a read if you haven’t done so; would be interested in your take.

    I spent a little while looking at IBD today, in response to this comment.   They were OK.

    I have read editorials at IBD for the past 2-1/2 years, on occasions when they were cited by my Happy Warrior pals.

    I am just not real interested in what is essentially a stock-pickers’ newsletter.   (Only a small fraction of our investments are in individual issues.   We have done really well with funds, avoiding taxes and enjoying the Trump economy as it lifts all boats.   When we purchase stock it is because of a market situation that is unique, so stock-picking study disciplines don’t necessarily appeal.)   And, actually, I think IBD editorials are just as predictable as the editorials in any Leftist newspaper.   You know what they are going to say, and you are only reading them because they reinforce opinions you already hold.   That may be enjoyable, but it is not much of an intellectual stretch, though it may be comforting for those who live in blue or purple states to find that there are other conservatives in America.

    For editorials, I am happy to just read the recommendations I find at Ratburgher.org.   For stock-picking, or more importantly for fund reviews, I enjoy Snooks’s subscription to Morningstar.

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