June 30, 2020
Did Obama give a tell about Flynn investigation in his last press conference?
In her excellent AT piece on the FBI's recently released debriefing notes on the infamous January 5, 2017 White House meeting, Andrea Widburg begins by noting that the breaking story is so big that both the New York Times and Washington Post promptly ignored it. Suppression of that sort appears to be a reliable gauge on how damaging the news is for privileged actors in the Democrat Party. Normally, the NYT will respond with immediate damage control buried somewhere under page one, spinning the news to create the narrative for other news outlets. But in this instance, the spin cycle is a little more challenging. This requires some real effort and creativity. Andrea gave the partisan media their angle for the bombshell of President Obama directing the FBI to ensure that it puts "the right people" on the Flynn persecution: "The phrase 'the right people' also raises the possibility that Obama was not merely ensuring that a delicate...(Read Full Post)