Hold on to your butts. The forecast for this week calls for endless, insufferable media coverage on Trump and *place potential scandal here* (see CNN’s Chris Cuomo Goes Full Moron. Demands Evidence of No Evidence and SURPRISE! Harvard Study Highlights Mainstream Media’s Anti-Trump Bias. It’s Yuge). The media has been lobbing accusations at Trump since he took office, but for now they’re homing in on Trump’s firing of Comey. And on that note, Jake Tapper has a burning question for Rubio: did Trump obstruct justice? Rubio’s answer is perfect…
“Number one, I haven’t seen those notes. Number two, we have yet to take the testimony from Director Comey. You say someone who knows him says—well, we’re going to have him in two weeks before the intelligence committee. He’ll be asked that question. So, in two weeks we’ll know a lot more based on the testimony he gives under oath before the committee and the country publicly. Until then, we won’t know.”
“I’m not disputing the press accounts, but I am also not going to accept them.”
Exaaaactly. One must keep an open mind about these things, much like Rubio says when he insists he’ll neither discredit the anonymous sources nor accept them as proof. Remember, anonymous sources leaked stuffs aplenty on Hillary Clinton, and quite frankly, have leaked pro-Trump things as well. Both the press and the President’s press team are no stranger to anonymous sources.
That said, the rub is we’re accusing people of treason and obstruction of justice just because the New York Times’ best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going out with the girl who saw Trump and Comey fighting at 31 Flavors last night.
Another blatant problem here is the fact that the media loses their addled minds any time someone questions said anonymous sources (see CNN Host Has Total MELTDOWN When Navy SEAL Questions ‘Anonymous’ Sources).
Marco’s overall point here? Maybe, rather than engage full panic mode, everyone should slow their roll a little bit here. Dial back the daily outrage, and wait for facts – concrete facts, and maybe some actual evidence too – to come in instead.
Speaking of evidence…