The media has conducted itself like starving jackals on the Trump Russia story.
They are tearing at every piece of news as if it is the key piece of evidence that will take down the President.
One story just confirmed everyone’s worst fears about the media and the Russia investigation.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to release a report that will demonstrate there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Questions about if Trump was in league with Moscow in 2016 dominated the news for 18 months.
So how did the big three networks treat the bombshell answer to the conclusion to this investigation?
CBS and AC devoted less than one minute of airtime and NBC censored the news entirely.
They tried to cover it up and keep their audience in the dark.
“CBS Evening News only gave 31 seconds to the House committee’s findings. “Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee said there was no collusion or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election,” reported anchor Jeff Glor. “They also say that while Russia tried to interfere with the elections, they do not agree with U.S. intelligence that the Russians were trying to help Donald Trump.”
Glor followed that up by noting that committee’s Democrats would be releasing their own findings:
Democrats on the House panel are expected to put out their own report with different findings. The Senate Intelligence Committee is also investigating Russian meddling, as is the special counsel, Robert Mueller.
Meanwhile, on ABC’s World News Tonight, they only gave the development 27 seconds, which meant the three major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) gave the story less than a minute of combined airtime (58 seconds).
“There’s late word coming in from the House Intelligence Committee, that they are moving up to wrap up their Russia investigation? Republicans on the committee saying they have found no evidence of collusion,” wondered anchor David Muir to Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl.
Karl appeared to be almost irritated by the committee’s findings: “These are the Republicans that control that committee.” “The finding is hardly surprising,” he scoffed. “And given how partisan that committee is, it’s not going to have any impact on the overall debate over Russia.” He wrapped up the segment by holding out hope that the Senate and special counsel investigations would find something incriminating against the President.”
This report should not have been a surprise.
No evidence has ever emerged proving collusion.
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