We’ve been played

by the ultimate media bias.  That is, of course, “both sides!!”  Of course, the Nunes memo is steaming pile or crap.   Most extensive explanation I’ve seen is from laywer/ Communications professor Seth Abramson on twitter, here.   Any reasonably intelligent journalist has to know the basic outlines of these facts.  The case for this has already been clearly laid out by many.  And, yet, here’s the liberal media, fake new NYT just now:

So, we get “alleges abuses.”  and “claims misleading.  What the hell?  It’s not just that critics call the claims misleading.  The claims are misleading.  This is an objective fact based on all the evidence out there (among other things, I presume, NYT reporters have access to Seth Abramson’s twitter feed).

And while we’re at it, the Post’s Amber Phillips nicely breaks down all the misleadingness.

Oh, and John McCain:

The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests — no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s

Okay, I’ve already spent too much time on this, but one more link, from Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent, “The Nunes memo is out. It’s a joke and a sham.”

And the winner is Nunes, because all the so-called liberal media is breathlessly reporting this through it’s “both sides!” lens.  (Fox, of course, is just in full-on propaganda mode).  Ughhhhhh!!

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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