When the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence votes to release the classified intelligence memo, according to one journalist, it will be because the committee found such disconcerting practices by intelligence officials that the public has a right to know.
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway — a senior editor at The Federalist and Fox News contributor who spoke with The Daily Caller New Foundation — discussed how the media narrative is collapsing with new facts showing the misbehavior of certain FBI officials. Besides not showing any collusion, we can now look back to see “inappropriate” briefings by intelligence officials of the Congress using this discredited information.
Hemingway calls the use of the dossier to obtain surveillance on Trump administration officials a “scandal of epic proportions.” In addition, America is also learning of the post-election whisper campaign to delegitimize President Donald Trump.
As for the state of American journalism, Hemingway discussed the public’s reasonable impression of a herd who seemed to think former President Barack Obama could do no wrong, and they were protectively fawning. Trump, on the other hand, seems unable to do anything right, with reflexive hostility always aimed in his direction. Public trust in journalism is eroding with this obvious bias on display, Hemingway said.
Groups like Fusion GPS are coming into newsrooms with packaged campaigns to help journalists tell a story that does their work for them. It is tempting to use such packages in an environment of budget-cutting and downsizing, Hemingway said.
To Hemingway, Trump is a surprisingly conservative politician. As for the reluctance of other Republicans to support him, she believes they should figure out that “people want leaders to courageously stand up to social justice warriors and ...
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