As Twitchy told you earlier, the OIG report on the FBI’s Hillary Clinton investigation included a pretty damning text message exchange between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

But Jonathan Chait wasn’t convinced that that was indicative of anything shady:

Well, Jonathan, ackshually …

Oof. The broader context definitely does not soften the meaning.

Sad, innit?

It sure does. Which is why if Chait’s gonna backpedal, he’s really got his work cut out for him:

The WaPo article includes the context, though. And no matter how strongly Chait objects, the headline is in line with what the messages show.

The point is that they suggest a pretty glaring professional bias with regard to Trump.

We’ll give Chait a solid B-plus for effort.

Chait’s not a stupid guy, so we have to assume that he’s missing the point on purpose. Page and Strzok’s texts are not exactly a good look for the FBI. You don’t have to be a Trump supporter to recognize that.