Monday, May 29, 2017

Meet the Press: Strassel Destroys Anti-Trump Panel

I don't watch Meet the Press. It's been nearly ten years since I was a viewer, but I enjoyed this article about Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal.

From NewsBusters:
The liberal network shows were all busy Sunday morning pushing accusations and speculation about President Trump and his adviser Jared Kushner. Their discussion was drive by more anonymous sources telling The Washington Post that Kushner tried to set up a backchannel discussion between Trump and the Russians to talk about Syria. CNN even accused the action of being “treasonous.” The hysteria was also present on NBC’s Meet the Press, but theirs was shattered by The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel after she introduced facts to the discussion.

“I think we are having a discussion that is absolutely divorced from reality this week. It is astonishing,” she quipped as she reminded them of how then candidate Obama (not President-elect Obama) set up a highly covert back channel with the Iranians....

Joining Strassel on the panel was MSNBC’s loony Joy Reid who’s normally wildly triggered by anything outside of her worldview. She lived up to expectations and completely dismissed Obama’s back channeling with the radical Iranians. “In October, the collective judgment of the 17 intelligence agencies had been: Russia had been taking active measures to interfere with our elections. Quite a difference. We don’t think that Iran was doing that,” she argued.

Reid then leaned on more anonymously sourced claims and raised questions about Kushner trying to negotiate business deals with the Russians for Trump. But Strassel deflated Reid’s enthusiasm, noting that “we don’t know the answers to any of those questions because what we’re getting here are half leaks and anonymously by sources.”

“You have to follow the money, you have to follow the meetings, the lies, the attempts to derail this investigation,” loudly exclaimed former conservative talk show host turned token anti-Trump Republican, Charlie Sykes. He seemed to have conveniently forgotten how acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former FBI Director James Comey had previously testified to Congress that there had been no attempts made to interfere with the investigation.


The showing by Strassel demonstrates how the liberal media is constantly craving news stories that are damaging to the Trump administration, no matter the facts behind them. In their minds, Trump is guilty beyond doubt and they’re itchy for a conviction despite the public evidence or lack thereof.

Thank you, Kimberley Strassel, for slapping the anti-Trump crew with reality and reason.

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