Rolling Stone's Taibbi: Mueller Report a Fiasco for Press Credibility

NewsBusters | 4/25/2019 | Staff
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It looks like Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, one of the few liberal journalists who has been skeptical about the now-discredited Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory over the years, is about to lose even more friends over his harsh critique of the press in light of the Mueller Report findings. Basically he stated on Tuesday that "The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco."

It's easy to joke that Rolling Stone is probably not the best outlet to lecture about losing credibility with bad journalism. But judging from the way most of the liberal press is completely ignoring the Mueller Report finding that there was no evidence of collusion while trying to conjure up supposed obstruction of justice for the crime that did not happen, he is absolutely right in his harsh assessment. Taibbi emphasizes the all too obvious about the central facet of the Mueller Report that the press pretends doesn't exist:

News - Russiagate - Story - Trump-Russia - Conspiracy

You know what was fake news? Most of the Russiagate story. There was no Trump-Russia conspiracy, that thing we just spent three years chasing. The Mueller Report is crystal clear on this.

He didn’t just “fail to establish” evidence of crime. His report is full of incredibly damning passages, like one about Russian officialdom’s efforts to reach the Trump campaign after the election: “They appeared not to have preexisting contacts and struggled to connect with senior officials around the President-Elect.”

Collusion - Camps - Others - Phone - Numbers

Not only was there no “collusion,” the two camps didn’t even have each others’ phone numbers!

Yeah, colluding parties would at least have each other's phone numbers.

Blackmail - Bribe - Rosneft - Cultivation - Plan

There was no blackmail, no secret bribe from Rosneft, no five-year cultivation plan, no evidence of any kind of any relationship that ever existed between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Michael Cohen “never traveled to Prague.”

The whole Steele dossier appears to have been bunk, with even...
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