Washington Post correspondent Philip Bump posted this Thursday morning as the Mueller report was being released, but it’s managed to hang around all day because people can’t help but stop and stare and wonder if it’s a parody or not.
So what did we learn from the Mueller report aside from the fact that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia? We learned that the press, which spent two years reporting about ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, was “on the mark.”
This report makes clear that the vast amount of reporting by mainstream outlets about Trump and Russia was on the mark.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 18, 2019
The replies to this are quite instructive about the extent to which there are diverging universes in which people live.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 18, 2019
Indeed — there are those who live life in the New York/Washington D.C. media bubble, and then there’s the rest of America.
I heard there was a ratio party.
P.S seek help, you lying liar. pic.twitter.com/9LdHAYvMkU
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) April 18, 2019
Your delusion has been exposed as just that. Get a grip.
— Katie Scarlet (@Katiescarlet2) April 19, 2019
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 18, 2019
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) April 18, 2019
— MP&KD HORN & LEATHER (@hornandleather) April 18, 2019
Meanwhile, in upside down world….
— Estaban (@Estaban_Peligro) April 18, 2019
— Yancy Evans (@gallandro1) April 18, 2019
— P Scott Cummins (@pscottc) April 18, 2019
— Orin A. Kashima (@orinkashima) April 18, 2019
Comedy Central has a new Twitter handle.
— Joseph Ratliff (@JosephRatliff) April 18, 2019
— GrilledTomatoes (@TomatoesGrilled) April 18, 2019
— Cory Groshek (@CoryGroshek) April 18, 2019
— vagabondartist (@vagabondartist) April 18, 2019
— joe linville (@FresJoe) April 18, 2019
I am genuinely sorry you are only able to see what you want to see. Please, seek help from a professional.
— Colorado RedTraci (@goptraci) April 19, 2019
Denial is a sad thing to watch.
— Jeffrey Stewart (@JeffreyKStewart) April 18, 2019
— GlennDGustafson (@glenngusgus) April 19, 2019
The liberal spin pic.twitter.com/i72AzRlQWA
— SBC (@ShortBusChris) April 18, 2019
Yes, the media is the real hero here. More insight from America's vaunted 4th estate.
— Handsome Pot Roast (@ktbresnahan) April 18, 2019
— chris dixon (@cjjrm) April 19, 2019
— Chris Hartland (@catfish9er) April 19, 2019
Nothing Burger ?
— Geoff Gibbons ?? (@hey_gib) April 18, 2019
You're funny. ?
— LSmith (@tekmom4) April 18, 2019
Stay medicated! It will help with the meltdown. ?? pic.twitter.com/WxqIxLKBks
— ILL-INI (Bring the Nois – Feel the Paign) (@Illini_fan_83) April 18, 2019
That's just cuckoo for cocoa puffs.
— Judi Spann (@judispannAPR) April 18, 2019
— Linda Tillman (@linda_t59) April 18, 2019
You must be on acid!
The reporting sucked, like the hoax itself – a complete lie.
Papadapolos was set up, there was no crime!
Trump was guilty of treason – NOT!
Collusion – what a joke.
— GP Cooper (@gpcooper) April 18, 2019
It makes clear that they were dishonest and a joke for news organizations. pic.twitter.com/2oJ4owvihS
— Oz61 (@go4uga) April 19, 2019
This report makes clear that if the mainstream media makes a bunch of predictions a few may even be correct.
That's far from "They are all going to jail" which was pounded into our heads for 2 years straight.
— 5150sick (@5150sickTom) April 19, 2019
There isn't a ratio high enough for this.
— Jim Kruta jr (@idiott47) April 18, 2019
This is a joke, right?
— Ruben Cantu (@SocialD_Ruben) April 18, 2019
"Vast amount" he says. I have a feeling we have a different understanding of the word "vast".
— Hamza (@alpha_dweeb) April 18, 2019
— Skynet (@Skynet_187) April 18, 2019
Put down the weed dude.
— Rich (@finster69) April 18, 2019
— Andrew Karlsson (@Andrew_AK47) April 18, 2019
— Chris Wray (@chriswray3) April 19, 2019
Absolutely the mainstream media should be lauded and applauded for the continuous
"Factual News" it has reported since the beginning.
I will begin by standing and applauding all those in the press. Thank you pic.twitter.com/aPLHcXF8V7
— Bruno Hugo (@BHPIII13) April 19, 2019
So.. i'm old enough to recall those stories about how Barr was unable to read the report in 48 hours and offer an opinion….
— Tim J Baxter (@TJ69B) April 19, 2019
This is what gaslighting looks like folks.
— No Body (@bpoppap) April 18, 2019
— bryan (@kneupper) April 18, 2019
— Junior Recinos ?? (@el_santi_jr) April 18, 2019
— Jonathan Patrick (@JonathanPtrck) April 18, 2019
What you are suffering from is known as 'cognitive dissonance'.
— David Cooke (@DavidACooke) April 18, 2019
So the reporting was on the mark but the conclusions were all wrong.
Is that like the reporting on the election was correct but the outcome was not the way they want it to go? LOL
— Realtor Rusty (@investnland) April 18, 2019
If the reporting was so good and on the mark journos would not have to spend half of the day on Twitter trying to convince everyone it was. The reporting should be able to speak for itself but it can’t so credibility in the trash.
— Rob Simon (@Baldrobmusic) April 18, 2019
Ahhh, may I see you Medical Marijuana card? Or are you just buying off the street? Be careful…you never know what it can be laced with these days… ? …I'm legitimately worried for you after this post.
— Melodie Willis Golde (@waterspryt) April 18, 2019
This an amazing scientific breakthrough, tweeting our universe from an alternate reality universe. What times we live in.
— Michael Arcane (@MichaelArcane) April 18, 2019
'The look on their faces'! Watch Mary Katharine Ham torch media for 'gaslighting' with their evolving 'collusion' narrative https://t.co/zxduAwxmus
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 18, 2019