News to mainstream media: Russia must relinquish emails by law

The shoot-from-the-hip media has run with the "Trump encourages treason" story even though it is as fundamentally false and inherently misleading as the "hands up don't shoot" misdirection of Ferguson.  This, apparently, is their way.

Trump could not have encouraged, nor did he encourage, the hacking of a server holding sensitive State Department documents.

Of immediate note is that Hillary insisted there was no sensitive official communications on her server.  Hence, what could possibly be discovered, unless Hillary was lying?

There are three additional facts to consider, as noted by the "Still Report #1074."

1.Hillary's servers no longer are operational.  Therefore, how can Trump encourage hacking computers and servers that no longer exist?

2.Trump merely said, "If you have the missing emails, please cough them up."

3.Russia is obligated by treaty to turn over the emails.

Ironically, the treaty being referred to in point 3 was signed by Bill Clinton in 1999, and the further irony is that it can be found and read on the State Department's website.

Here is a summation of the treaty and a link to its full content.

The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters.  Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes the obtaining the testimony or statements of persons; providing documents, records and other items; serving documents; locating or identifying persons and items; executing requests for searches and seizures; transferring persons in custody for testimony or other purposes; locating and immobilizing assets for purposes of forfeiture, restitution, or collection of fines; and any other form of legal assistance not prohibited by the laws of the Requested Party.

The mainstream media will drop this charge of treason against Trump in heartbeat.  But just as "hands up, don't shoot" was fallacious and has been injected into the thoughts of the low-info voter, there will be no corrections of qualifications coming from MSNBC, CNN, or the New York Times.

What has journalism become?  Or, more properly put, where has it gone?