Vox invokes insanity defense to justify its skewed coverage of Russiagate

Vox invokes insanity defense to justify its skewed coverage of Russiagate

While the majority of congressional Democrats and their voters remain steadfast in their refusal to accept Robert Mueller’s finding that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, cracks are beginning to form. Last Sunday, liberal political writer Matt Taibbi grimly pronounced Russiagate to be this generation’s WMD.

In a separate musing a few days later, Taibbi lashed out at the mainstream media for buying wholesale into the Russiagate myth. He chastised The New York Times in particular for not even bothering to put its suspicions in the form of a question, instead brazenly headlining an article “Trump Is Compromised by Russia,” as though it were a fact.

Now another liberal outlet has come up with an admission it was duped. But in the case of Vox, the admission sounds more like a plea of insanity. Under the headline “Vox: Our ‘Emotional Devastation’ Over Trump Winning The Election Drove Us So Insane, We Believed The Russia Collusion Story,” The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti provides the true confession of Vox reporter Sean Illing, which follows:

A lot of people simply did not want to believe that Trump was a legitimate president, that someone this vulgar and this dishonest could win a presidential election. And I think that disbelief and the emotional devastation of his election colored a lot of our judgments.

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While I applaud Taibbi and Illing for their willingness to acknowledge their roles in what is shaping up to be the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people and a sitting president, this in no way excuses their lapse of journalistic ethics or resultant behavior.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."