Slate isn’t saying there is a deep state. Well, actually, it kind of is, but only if by “deep state” you mean “bureaucrats trying to uphold decency and the rule of law.” Look, they’ve even got Alexander Vindman and Fiona Hill in their photo header. But the whole piece was really inspired by the publishing of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s memoir, “Lessons from the Edge.” So it’s a book review.
If the “deep state” is simply bureaucrats trying to uphold decency and the rule of law, let’s hope it runs very deep indeed. https://t.co/rikPhg0yWn
— Slate (@Slate) April 15, 2022
So, the deep state is good now, even with President Joe Biden in the White House? No, that’s not exactly what they’re saying. They’re just saying it’s a good thing the deep state was around when Donald Trump was president.
Please don't promote conspiracy theories
— Sherman4life (@Sherman4life8) April 15, 2022
I see the conspiracy theory people were right again.
— Sigma Walton Simons (@BastilleExe) April 15, 2022
every conspiracy theory has 3 stages of media coverage
>it doesn't exist
>ok it does exist but its no big deal
>not only does it exist, it's good that it does
— NotMyRealName In Minecraft (@CalihanJohn) April 15, 2022
So we went from “it doesn’t exist” to “it’s actually a good thing” on the Deep State? Very cool.
— Jeff Willbee 🇸🇾 (@JeffWillbee) April 15, 2022
Finally we're at the "is good" stage of this one.
— Greatsword Enthusiast (@ryanoleary93) April 15, 2022
I see we're now onto the 'even if it did exist it's actually good' part of the conspiracy flowchart
— The Secret Of Dumbledore (He Sucks Dick) (@mrfeelswildride) April 15, 2022
It’s not happening, and if it is, it’s good.
— nic carter (@nic__carter) April 15, 2022
Has anyone got the "Alex Jones was right again" jar?
— Random Dog (@TomVacara) April 15, 2022
Unelected people who do what "I" want to kneecap elected people that "I" don't like is good!
— WheelmanForHire (@WheelmanForHire) April 15, 2022
Shorter Slate: "Govern me harder daddy!"
— Chibi WilliamHenry Harrison🥶 (@TobytheBeagle1) April 15, 2022
Doesn't "rule of law" presuppose "consent of the governed" in our political tradition?
— Führerbunker Peter Laird (@horseartonline) April 15, 2022
Ah yes "the opposite of democracy is actually a good thing" argument
— Vercingetorix (@Vercingetorix_5) April 15, 2022
If they were doing such a good job you wouldn't need to run propaganda for them.
— SnakeEarl (@CBDgun) April 15, 2022
Did the deep state write this?
— bearmace (@bearmace) April 15, 2022
Why would you say something so controversial yet so brave?
— Mehmet Fatih Stan (@slaytaninc) April 15, 2022
Imagine actually believing this
— Andrew Syrios (@rios9000) April 16, 2022
Lol this ain't it.
— Adam Clanton (@adamclanton) April 15, 2022
The Trump impeachment proved how valuable these faceless deep-staters were in keeping our democracy running while Trump was in charge, even going behind his back if they needed to.
Glenn Greenwald remembers when ‘liberal media stars’ denied there was a deep state (that they’re now cheering) https://t.co/n4bMMnUuOx
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 15, 2021
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