We know we’re not supposed to shoot the messenger, but would it be okay to rough him up a little if he’s lying?
The question comes to mind after reading a Fox News story regarding MSNBC’s Brian Williams and his description of Attorney General William Barr as Barr delivered the Mueller Report.
But first some background on Williams. Like water, Williams eventually found his own level. He began as an NBC News primetime news reader. That lasted until “Williams was …suspended for six months at NBC News in 2015 after he admitted he'd embellished some of what he witnessed while reporting in Iraq.” That wasn’t all. Williams was proven to be serial abuser of the truth. His fantasizing about Hurricane Katrina was also called into question.
After six months in purgatory Williams was given a slot on MSNBC where vastly fewer viewers would be exposed to his unique brand of the truth.
You would think a proven liar would be very careful about casting aspersions on someone else’s credibility, but that would only show you don’t know Brian Williams very well. His combination of high self-esteem and arrogance means the idea of self-awareness is completely foreign to him.
That’s why he was able to blithely describe AG Barr’s news conference detailing how the Mueller report found there was no collusion with Russia thusly, “We would not be surprised if some headline writer somewhere came up with 'Baghdad Bill Barr' for what we saw today." As Fox explained, “Williams was referring to Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, whose nickname, ‘Baghdad Bob,’ became a moniker for people making obviously false claims.”
Williams was seconded by the usual collection of hysterics that populate the cable feed on MSLSD. The consensus of this cable cabal was that Barr was acting like a mob mouthpiece when he accurately reported that the Mueller report found absolutely no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with the Russians during the 2016 election.
Since the Collusion Delusion, as President Trump terms it, has been proven completely false, the Opposition Media has moved on to obstruction of justice as its latest attempt to nullify the result of the 2016 election.
Naturally, Barr came in for more criticism when he revealed in his judgment as AG the president did not obstruct justice in any fashion. A rational person would ask how can ‘justice’ be obstructed when there wasn’t a crime to begin with?
But we’re not talking rational people here. We are talking about proven liars and fanatics in the Opposition Media.
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