Harvey and Russia……that is the extent of the news reports this week…..Russian news has gotten out of hand…..
They maybe diddled with our election……Trump and his cronies may have had dealings with the country and its leaders….the election thing is old hat…..the investigations are getting to the saturation level of most Americans
If Russia and the investigations are true then it is a legal issue….yes it is news but to what point? Do we truly need to know if the pizza delivery guy met with some Russian looking for borscht on his pie?
With all the Russian news…is it possible that some of it could be misleading?
There is an inherent danger of news organizations getting infected by “confirmation bias” when they want something to be true so badly that even if the evidence goes in the opposite direction they twist the revelation to fit their narrative. Such is how The Washington Post, The New York Times and their followers in the mainstream media are reacting to newly released emails that actually show Donald Trump’s team having little or no influence in Moscow.
On Tuesday, for instance, the Times published a front-page article designed to advance the Russia-gate narrative, stating: “A business associate of President Trump promised in 2015 to engineer a real estate deal with the aid of the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, that he said would help Mr. Trump win the presidency.”
Wow, that sounds pretty devastating! The Times is finally tying together the loose and scattered threads of the Russia-influencing-the-U.S.-election story. Here you have a supposed business deal in which Putin was to help Trump both make money and get elected. That is surely how a casual reader or a Russia-gate true believer would read it – and was meant to read it. But the lede is misleading.
Personally if any of this is true then a price needs to be paid….but I say let the investigation play out…..stop trying to convict in the realm of public opinion….all players that crapped on the Constitution and our laws need top pay and pay heavily……that is an “IF” they are guilty.