Today is the day. It’s arrived. The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is about to be released. Attorney General William Barr will host a press conference at 9:30 A.M EST. Congress will receive their copies of it at 11 A.M. President Trump could host his own presser after the attorney general concludes his event with the media. It’s going to be pandemonium. The allegations of Barr being a political operative will be flying. The Russian collusion myth peddlers will continue to triple-down. And the liberal media will once again eat crap. They will embarrass themselves. They will become a frothing mess—and it will be absolutely delicious to watch. Donald J. Trump is president. He will remain president. And there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it. Your two-year campaign has failed. Two words, snowflakes: Suck. It.
So reporters are upset because they will receive an on-the-record briefing by the AG and DAG about the report, instead of having to rely on anonymous, false leaks from Schiff and co about the report?— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) April 18, 2019
I can't wait for the epic tantrum tomorrow. Twitter is going to be a nonstop nuclear explosion of shock, anger, confusion, and flamboyant mental breakdowns— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 18, 2019
#BoycottBarr?— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) April 17, 2019
Should reporters not attend a press conference about a report before they can read it?
(Not calling for a boycott. But it’s an interesting thought exercise.)
I've never seen so many journalists pissed off about a press conference— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 18, 2019
Yet, here’s a little taste of the media meltdown that occurred yesterday. If you have time to say a prayer, send some to the Newsbusters staff at the Media Research Center. They’re hard-working folks, the slayers of liberal media bias. But they’re going need a few novenas to get through the slobbering mess of progressive hysteria that’s about to strike all of us. But these folks are the ones who subject themselves to watching MSNBC so we don’t have to—and they nabbed some popcorn moments last night. The media is throwing a tantrum that they cannot use their anonymous sources, which have trash, to fan the flames of Kremlin hysteria. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews alluded to some “inside job” (via Newsbusters):
Was Hardball host Chris Matthews speaking to viewers Wednesday night from the past? Because it sure felt like Matthews had rewound back to March 22 because, just as things were on the day the Mueller report officially concluded, the mood of the MSNBC pundit was DEFCON-1 screeching all hour about how the Mueller report rollout “looks like an inside job.”
Along with his assembled guests, Matthews suggested, without evidence, that Attorney General Bill Barr has “not” been providing “the truth” about what Mueller found, Americans are “accepting this crapola” from Barr, and that congressional Democrats and their media allies have suffered a “weakening of the spine” in trying to destroy Trump.
Wallace presided over a whine session of her own:
As news broke Wednesday afternoon that Attorney General William Barr would be holding a press conference Thursday morning on the release of the Mueller report, MSNBC reporters and pundits began rending their garments over the announcement. Anchor Nicolle Wallace and her panel of journalist guests denounced the Justice Department chief for the supposed outrage of planning to take questions from the press.
“This seems to me, and we don’t have this reported out just yet, to be a move that the President might think....will help shape the coverage of the Mueller report. This is extraordinary,” Wallace alarmingly declared as she reacted to the breaking news. Liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson joined in the lamenting: “Yeah, it is extraordinary. But yeah, he wants to help – he wants to shape the coverage, he wants, as was said, to make it a partisan issue, and he wants to get out in front of it, if possible.”
But it’s no longer the Mueller report. It’s now the two guys, Barr and Rosenstein, who I’m told will join him, who put their finger on the scale and made the decision about obstruction that Mueller didn’t make, spinning the decision they made when they put the finger on the scale about obstruction, which Mueller wouldn’t do, the Mueller report. It’s no longer the release of the Mueller report, guys.
Guys, to quote Game of Thrones, winter has come.