There is a nasty, nauseating smell coming out of our national news media and entertainment centers, and it may be the smell of our Constitution burning. What protections are left for our liberties when treason is openly celebrated as courageous patriotism?
Comedian Bill Maher on Friday night praised the actions of “intelligence officials” at the CIA and FBI who leaked the tape recording and transcript of Michael Flynn’s telephone conversation with the Russian Ambassador. Bill Maher is not the point of the spear being aimed at the White House. His not-funny diatribe is only an echo of the national news media who are hailing the government leakers as great patriots.
In their politically correct fairy tale, the intelligence agency leakers are exposing how Trump staff colluded with the Russians to “fix the election.” Maher praises their organized leaks and plots as an act of patriotic heroism. But it sounds a lot like treason to me.
There are some big problems with such accusations against Flynn and the Trump team: the accusations are not only untrue, they are the opposite of the truth. Not only does the transcript of Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador reveal that he did nothing unlawful, there is no evidence whatsoever that the Trump campaign EVER conspired with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.
But the public is daily being told a different story that has no factual basis. How can the public understand the truth if the national media are joining the faceless “intelligence community” to fabricate a case against the Trump administration? How can we know the facts when language itself is corrupted to turn truth on its head?