Monday morning CBS Radio News endlessly parroted the NY Times/DNC narrative concerning the “meeting” between Donald Trump, Jr. and “a Russian lawyer.” It baldly stated that this was proof of collusion. It indicated that young Trump was there to get dirt on the Hillary Clinton campaign though CBS Radio conveniently failed to explain what that dirt might be (which would have presented evidence that the Kremlin was funding the Clinton campaign – too embarrassing for CBS News to present). Furthermore, they failed to enlighten listeners to Trump’s statements about the charge beyond an out-of-context he said “No meaningful information” was available.
Compounding the highly deceptive piece, CBS Radio continued with an actuality from one Richard Painter. Labeled as a Republican consultant or something like that, Painter castigated the Trump administration, saying they weren’t taking the Russian thing “seriously.”
Yeah, he said that.
Conveniently left out is that Painter is a leading Anti-Trumper and is also suing Trump. Such an exclusion is a serious violation of journalistic ethics. But, hey, anything in resistance, right?
My point isn’t that CBS Radio is a bunch scumbag socialist Democrat sock puppets, that’s a given, my point is that a lot of conservatives think that because the Trump/Russia collusion meme makes no sense whatsoever; because no actual evidence has been “leaked”; or what has been presented is highly distorted innuendo (see above), that this meme will die out, is ineffective, no one believes it and the MSM will eventually drop it.
Not going to happen.
The MSM and socialist Democrats are living in an alternate reality. I’m not joking. They live in an echo chamber where they honestly believe that Trump colluded with the Russians to somehow win the election. And it is simply up to them to find the evidence.
Like any true believer in an article of faith, lack of evidence is not lack of proof. In fact, the greater the lack of proof, and more reliance upon faith, the stronger the bond of belief becomes. As we see with things like the Kennedy-was-killed-by-the-Military-Industrial Complex conspiracy, evidence to the contrary, that a conservative-hating disturbed communist pulled the trigger, becomes even more proof that that did not happen but it has to be the opposite.
I’m not sure where the meme goes. Maybe it will exist like the Valerie Plame-Super Secret Agent-Exposed-by-Dick Cheney meme – completely false but embedded in the minds of many Americans. Or it will plow its own field. I’m pretty sure that the MSM and Democrats can’t drop it, they’ve bet the farm on it. They’ll never admit they were wrong, liberals can’t do that.
I think they will continue to lie, upping the ante each time. Maybe somewhere along the line they get a scalp and declare victory though I doubt they’ll settle for any scalp other than Trump’s.
The question may be, like two bull elks with their antlers locked, who collapses first, the shrinking Democrat-Media Complex or Trump.
We’re likely in explored territory.