If you thought journalists were shameless before the “collusion” narrative crumbled, brace yourselves, because apparently that was nothing. Get a load of this B.S. from the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan:
You say you want a media reckoning? Here's mine. … New column: Serious journalists should be proud of — not bullied over — their Russia reporting https://t.co/3NaLXL8DES
— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) March 25, 2019
Here’s a taste of that “reckoning”:
I reckon that American citizens would have been far worse off if skilled reporters hadn’t dug into the connections between Trump’s associates — up to and including his son Don Jr. — and Russians. That reporting has not been invalidated.
I reckon that the felonious lying to the public about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow remains a scandal — and that we know about this in large part because journalists were doing their jobs aggressively.
I reckon that the hard-nosed reporting about former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn — roundly denied, you might recall, before it was proved — was an early sign of the venality that was to follow.
I reckon that reporting by The Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, CNN, Bloomberg News, the Daily Beast, Mother Jones, ProPublica and others drove forward a national conversation that needed to happen. As Americans saw with their own eyes Trump’s bizarre efforts to ingratiate himself with Russian President Vladimir Putin, that reporting mattered and provided context.
Sullivan goes on to say that, contra what we know about the Mueller probe’s findings, the collusion narrative is “far from over.” Just in case it wasn’t already clear to you that she’s not playing with a full deck.
This is almost as delusional as the Russia collusion theory https://t.co/fkSG8Iqroq
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) March 25, 2019
Right? No kidding.
Ackshually we did a great job, guys. https://t.co/LqBZ8oMiEe
— neontaster (@neontaster) March 25, 2019
I am proud when i am not good at my job too
— dcdraft (@DCDraft) March 25, 2019
— Brandon Kerley 🇺🇸 (@BrandonKerley34) March 25, 2019
Just embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/LRdaIQiM0i
— TwoDrinkTommy (@Oscar7495) March 25, 2019
That’s… quite… a… take… pic.twitter.com/79SAdKNL0l
— Thomas Galvin (@ThomasGalvin) March 25, 2019
Serious journalists, sure. WaPo seems to be in short supply of those these days though.
— Momo built my hotrod🏎 (@Smokerscough101) March 25, 2019
Oh the press is the victim now? Totally shameless
— Shane Moberg (@Shanemober) March 25, 2019
‘Bullied’ is the new ‘held accountable’
— Scott M (@Sc0ttM0) March 25, 2019
— TC 🌹 (@kneetoeMD) March 25, 2019
That's adorable! pic.twitter.com/rRtmWBcXkA
— Greg (@Gregonimo) March 25, 2019
Ha-ha! Good one.
— Matt (@matfield_green) March 25, 2019
Bwahahahaha!!! You guys are killing me! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
— David Klepinger (@georgiabluesman) March 25, 2019
How can Margaret Sullivan be a Guardian of Truth when she can’t even face it?
“You know, maybe the media will actually take a step back and do some introspection on this one”
*Media holds hands, hits the gas, convertible sails off cliff into the canyon* https://t.co/R98v0jCwBK
— No Collusion Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) March 25, 2019