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Media Could Use a Lesson From Inigo Montoya on the IG Report

Media Could Use a Lesson From Inigo Montoya on the IG Report

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies about the Inspector General's report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 11, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 12:49 PM Current | Bio | Archive

In the movie "The Princess Bride" crack swordsman Inigo Montoya speaks this famous line, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Inigo would have come in handy when the Opposition Media was telling us the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report cleared the FBI of “political bias” and verified the basis of the FBI’s spying on the Trump campaign.

That’s because the IG report doesn’t mean what the media is telling us it means.

Respected reporter Byron York will have to be our stand-in for Inigo.

During an interview on Fox News, York explained the Inspector General’s report was the exact opposite of what the leftist stenographers in the Opposition Media have been telling the public, “It is a devastating indictment of the FBI's conduct in the Trump-Russia investigation, it is a devastating indictment of the FBI's use of the Steele dossier, which had absolutely no basis in fact. All of these sensational allegations had no basis in fact. It is a devastating indictment of the FBI's use of spies to spy on the Trump campaign and a devastating indictment of all these so-called mistakes that the FBI made in this investigation. Yet the disconnect is a lot of the coverage we've seen simply says, well, the investigation was legally grounded and was free of political bias.”

In other words the credibility-free media is lying to us again.

You may recall early in his administration, in fact just after he took office, President Trump announced the FBI was wiretapping and spying on his campaign. The response from the Opposition Media was instantaneous.

In unison they ridiculed the president and said his shocking announcement was just another Trump lie. When in fact it was the media misleading the public again.

York points out in an op-ed for The Washington Times, “In short, the FBI, acting under false pretenses, spied on Trump and Flynn in plain sight. ... Put it all together, and there was a lot of spying on the Trump campaign — by confidential informants, in a wiretap, even in a supposed intelligence briefing.”

In spite of the obvious evidence to the contrary, leftist media mouthpieces continue to deny the obvious, “Yet defenders of the Trump-Russia probe still maintain that no spying took place and that the FBI followed proper procedures. After Horowitz, that's a difficult case to make. The fact is, the FBI not only spied on the Trump campaign, it did it in the worst way.”

It’s as if after the Watergate break-in the media ignored the evidence and instead of pursuing the story joined in with Richard Nixon and agreed the spying and burglary was the work of a handful of low-level operatives with no connection to the White House.

Today this is exactly what the Opposition Media is doing as it works feverishly to downplay the obvious damning outcome of the IG’s report.

One of the most telling indictments of the performance of our morally corrupt media comes from Glenn Greenwald, who is most certainly not a supporter of President Trump but has enough journalistic integrity to state the obvious.

He writes, “If it does not bother you to learn that the FBI repeatedly and deliberately deceived the FISA court into granting it permission to spy on a U.S. citizen in the middle of a presidential campaign, then it is virtually certain that you are either someone with no principles, someone who cares only about partisan advantage and nothing about basic civil liberties and the rule of law, or both.”

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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It’s as if after the Watergate break-in the media ignored the evidence and instead of pursuing the story joined in with Richard Nixon and agreed the spying and burglary was the work of a handful of low-level operatives with no connection to the White House.
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