From Infowars, an eye-opening encapsulation of the MSM’s willful ignorance, aka negligence, in the matter of Robert Mueller and the ghosts of his Russian interactions Past.
Attorney Gregg Jarrett is calling on Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein to resign from the investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump administration having themselves been complicit in Russian collusion by approving the sale of 20% of US uranium reserves to Russia.
Mueller and Rosenstein were on the CFIUS committee that approved the sale despite knowing that, as The Hill reported, “Russian nuclear officials were engaged in a racketeering scheme involving bribes, kickbacks and money laundering,” that also ensnared the Clinton Foundation.
Hillary was also on the committee that rubber stamped the deal while her husband was receiving huge speaking fees from Russian officials as millions in “charitable donations” poured into the coffers of the Clinton Foundation from Russia.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has now launched a full scale investigation into the bribery scandal, although as The Hill columnist Joe Concha points out, the bombshell story is being ignored by the media.
“This important & explosive story from Solomon and Spann of The Hill received exactly zero seconds of airtime on the evening newscasts,” he tweeted.
My initial reaction to this was that, as contrasted with the minimal attention this story has received from the MSM now in our post-digital era, it has nevertheless received “a lot” of coverage from the citizen’s press which has been hastened in by the internet and all forms of digital communication and interaction. This is something that certainly would not have been possible in the pre-digital era and the story would most likely have languished invisibly.
But…would the Mueller/Russia story have “languished” in the old days?”
The pre-digital-era MSM was composed of many solid journalists who took their craft, and its pledge of objectivity, very seriously. The same could be said of news organizations which took their “Third Estate” role seriously. Influenced less (proudly so) by political stripes and ideological allegiances, the journalistic profession believed its duty was to truth, transparency, and the education and awareness of the citizenry.
We didn’t need the citizen’s press then. Or perhaps, it’s the ascendance of the citizen’s press (the online world of communication) that weakened journalism and created a void that transformed it into a collection of political shills lacking the faintest glimmer of integrity.