Since before the election, through the inauguration, and into the Trump Presidency, the left-wing media has been beating the drum of Russian election tampering conspiracy.
So deluded by their own fantasy world and lies, they constructed an elaborate fabrication to attempt to explain how their flawed, cheating, lying candidate lost the election. It couldn't be that their policies sucked?
The narrative became: The Russians hacked the election!
The FBI has confirmed that no votes were changed by Russians.
New narrative: The Russians hacked the DNC to expose and humiliate Hillary Clinton and portray her and the Democratic party in a negative way!
Ah yes, because she didn't do that herself with the Whitewater scandal, when she covered up Bill's sexual assaults and personally attacked his victims, when she and Bill stole $190,000 worth of White House property after his Presidency, when she lied to America about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, when she took foreign money to enrich herself by selling out America, when she illegally set up a private server to conduct private "Clinton Foundation business" and official State Department business off record and free of FOIA requests, or when she illegally passed and shared classified information with people who had no security clearances or valid need to know.
No, the Russians did not expose her for the wretch she is, she did that herself.
So, did the Russians influence America in the campaign by exposing how she and the DNC cheated and schemed to ensure she would be the nominee by disenfranchising millions of voters who didn't want her, revealing how her minions secretly passed her questions ahead of debates, and by showing her campaign colluding with the media?
No. Most of us knew that was happening, the leaks just confirmed our suspicions.
Then Trump tweets about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower...and the left-wing media explodes.
Countless articles are written to condescend and define what the legal term wiretap really means. You see, Washington is full of useless lawyers who parse and choose their words with the upmost care, knowing exactly how to speak without saying anything at all.
Of course it was ol' Slick Willy himself who cemented his place in Presidential failure history when he rationalized to the grand jury about why he wasn't lying when he said to his top aides that with respect to Monica Lewinsky, "there's nothing going on between us," because he said, "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is . . . if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not--that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement....Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true."
Um...what? Spoken like a true liar, er, I mean lawyer. Albeit, a disbarred lawyer, but still.
What the left-wing media will never understand about Trump's appeal, is that he speaks in layman's terms. He speaks like us...not in legalese or DC insider language. He speaks like an average American.
Thus, the White House spokesman comes out to do his do diligence to explain Trump used the term "wiretap" in colloquial terms, as a general term to refer to surveillance.
Fair enough, right? No...the left-wing media and liberal crazies were having none of it. And when the FBI seemed to confirm there was no "wiretap," the left demanded apologies and investigations.
But let's not talk about how the Russians didn't really hack the election.
John Podesta compromised himself and DNC campaign-related e-mails with poor computer security practices when he succumbed to spear phishing.
1. The DNC is not a government organization, DNC e-mails being leaked is not equivalent to the National election being "hacked."
2. If the media is going to make a big stink that Trump use proper terminology to refer to the various intelligence collection methods, then by God that same media better use the right terminology to refer to how the DNC's e-mails really got leaked.
My point? The absence of "wiretapping" is not proof the Obama Administration did not spy or conduct surveillance against Trump and his team.
What is the bigger story here? Trump not using the right word, or the possibility/fact that Obama and/or his Administration did actually spy on an incoming President and political rival?
Journalism is dead and this is the problem with taking Trump literally and not taking him seriously.