The Durham Cover-Up: It's Really An Indictment of Right-Wing Media
How did so many people fall for the delusion that the FBI was going to investigate the FBI?
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The phony “probe” by FBI special agent John Durham came to its farcical conclusion yesterday on Capitol Hill when Rep. Matt Gaetz finally popped the hot air balloon that most of the conservative media world had pumped sky-high for five years.
It took only five minutes for Gaetz to expose John Durham “as part of the cover-up” of the Russia Hoax.
This should be an embarrassing day for people like Sara Carter, John Solomon, Sean Hannity, and Brian Cates — and many more.
Too many so-called journalists did not behave like journalists for the last five years in their reporting on the Durham probe. They never thought to investigate the Durham “investigators” to see if the “special counsel” was serious. Why didn’t these right-wing media stars scrutinize John Durham and his team? Why did they pass along unverified rumors about Durham’s work for years on TV shows? Because these people believed that they were special: they had “sources” inside the FBI who told them Durham would bring indictments.
Looking back, it seems obvious that FBI employees were deliberately “leaking” to selected reporters that Durham would be “bringing indictments soon.” These false statements became such a regular feature of Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News that the whole “Tick Tock” craze was born.
Indictments soon! Trust the Plan! The Storm is Coming!
Lies, lies, and more lies.
I can’t think of a more serious scandal for the conservative media world than their mindless boosterism of the phony Durham probe.
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