We’ve been here a few times before, so here’s a set of tweets from earlier in the day that some people really ought to print out and tape right over the keys on their keyboards.
You know that thing that you're really worked up about and has your hopes high that Trump is really going to be busted this time?
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 22, 2017
It'll be nothing in two days.
Stop doing this to yourselves.
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 22, 2017
That’s easy for some people to say, but it’s difficult when you just know the big impeachment surprise party is right around the corner and the media keeps adding to the stack of gift-wrapped gag gifts. Who knows? Maybe this will be the one.
For example, Zac Petkanas, Trump war room director for the Democrats, has been waiting so long to finally see this headline. Considering it appeared in CNN’s Chyron of Shame, we too would advise against getting really worked up.
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) March 23, 2017
Really? Almost everyone else was on pins and needles waiting for someone to come forward with Trump’s tax returns. Good times.
@Zac_Petkanas God, I hope this is real!!!!!
— Trellis Mae Peoples (@TellisMae) March 23, 2017
Now that is the proper response to anything that appears on CNN.
— CNN (@CNN) March 23, 2017
CNN BREAKING —- US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians https://t.co/BX141wgFuX
— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) March 23, 2017
We love headlines too, but reading the actual report can be almost as exciting. CNN reports:
The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN.
The information is raising the suspicions of FBI counterintelligence investigators that the coordination may have taken place, though officials cautioned that the information was not conclusive and that the investigation is ongoing.
The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place, but the information suggesting collusion is now a large focus of the investigation, the officials said.
Whoa, it’s just like Rep. Maxine Waters said … get ready for impeachment! Or not. Even a few in the media are cautioning against a report that cites unnamed U.S. officials claiming that information suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians. Oh, and that information is inconclusive, but they’re going to keep staring at it until it starts to look conclusive.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 23, 2017
Yeah, I'm not buying it. pic.twitter.com/HA0g0pAUrG
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) March 23, 2017
Fact check: Fishy. https://t.co/qHxBM8xf4m
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 23, 2017
— PrinceOfSnide (@SnidePrince) March 23, 2017
A caution on this: CNN itself cites sources who say that conclusion is premature. https://t.co/3xieHp2VKU
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 23, 2017
Lotta hedging here: "…indicates associates of Pres. Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate…" https://t.co/ZY3hqIEGET
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 23, 2017
@guypbenson Key words were "possibly" coordinate. This breaking news no different than every headline from CNN for months now.
— Jim Goolsby (@rrman48) March 23, 2017
— Jess Cortez (@JessCortez01) March 23, 2017
This is a lie dropped now to try and undercut Nunes's devastating revelations.
Comey said no.
Clapper said no.
It's all bullshit. https://t.co/gPLbgUq2kn
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 23, 2017
@guypbenson After all of this shouldn't we get to see actual evidence? Seriously this is innuendo and conjecture. Enough already
— #GOPEXIT (@mel_aben) March 23, 2017
Come on, CNN. Just cough up the ten bucks for Dan Rather’s online journalism course — even that couldn’t hurt at this point.