Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Why I am not covering the Donald Trump Jr story.

Donald Trump Jr. Picture by Gage Skidmore. 

As many of you may know Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer has come to dominate the news. I, however, have no plans on covering this "scandal", other than this short post. 

Why? It's a total non-story. Members of campaigns meet with people all the time when they claim to have opposition research. It doesn't matter if that person is from a foreign country or not. I am sure that the Clinton campaign did the same thing, and they are indeed being accused of doing the exact same thing with the Ukrainians. 

That story made almost no impact and it's easy to see why. Because it isn't illegal to talk to foreign nationals if they say they are giving you information. This entire story is a complete joke and isn't worthy of coverage, especially since Trump released his e-mails. He's got nothing to hide so he let the world know exactly what happened. 

I do have to say that I am, once again, disgusted with the mainstream media. There are dozens of more important stories that they could cover instead that aren't because they are wasting so much time and effort to complain about something that is completely standard in campaigns. 

Hell, in the last three days alone I have covered three huge victories against ISIS, including the liberation of Mosul, the siege of Raqqa or the possible death of ISIS's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Had I not been specifically looking for stories to cover for this blog I probably would have missed all of those stories because the media is basically only covering the supposed scandals in the Trump administration. And that's just the war against ISIS. Who knows what else I missed because the media is so obsessed right now? This dereliction of duty by the press is almost criminal. 

I also have to say that this constant revival of the Trump/Russia conspiracy theory can't be healthy for people that hate Donald Trump. Time and time again the media has hyped these stories and time and time again they have fallen apart. This constant cycle of encouragement and disappointment can't be healthy for people. 

I've got news for the news. Trump is never going to be removed from office because of this stupid conspiracy theory. All you are doing is setting up your fans for disappointment and possible violence. They should be ashamed of themselves. 

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