By Daniel Greenfield on Front Page Mag
It’s 2017 and the marketplace of ideas is so deeply degraded that even simple discussions become impossible.
And so the media simultaneously reports on the very eavesdropping of Trump and his people carried out under Obama. All the while insisting that Trump’s accusation of wiretapping is “unproven”, that Trump “offers no evidence” and that he traffics in conspiracy theories.
The wiretapping was widely reported by the very media that is now pretending to have no idea what is being discussed.
The only conspiracy theory on the table here is whether Obama and his people played any role in the spying. And considering the IRS being used to target Obama’s enemies, the filmmaker behind one Obama movie ending up in jail, the filmmaker behind another movie Obama didn’t like also ending up in jail, it’s not much of a reach.
The official claim is that the wiretapping was a national security matter. But there’s a basic problem with spying on your opponents, then leaking the material to your media allies while pretending that you’re only recreating Watergate x 1000 because you’re such a patriot. The Watergate buggers thought they were patriots too. And the Democrats had more ties to the Russians than Trump did.
At this point, we know there was extensive spying on Trump’s people, both by domestic services under Obama, and also some European services. Their only defense is that there’s fire as well as smoke. If there turns out not to be a fire, then what we have is indeed Watergate.
And ought to be treated as such.
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