A GI­ANT TEACHABLE MO­MENT

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“Can you imag­ine if the elec­tion re­sults were the op­po­site and WE tried to play the Rus­sia/CIA card. It would be called con­spir­acy the­ory!” res­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump tweeted Mon­day af­ter­noon. Yes, imag­ine.

“We are liv­ing in the midst of a gi­ant teachable mo­ment,” notes ra­dio host Rush Lim­baugh, in his sum­ma­tion of per­sis­tent press re­ports sug­gest­ing that the 2016 elec­tion re­sults were com­pro­mised by Rus­sian hack­ers, pos­si­bly in Mr. Trump’s fa­vor.

“This is how it hap­pens. This is how fake news takes root and be­comes the nar­ra­tive, be­comes the daily script of the in­side-the-Belt­way soap opera writ­ten by the drive-by me­dia. This whole busi­ness of Rus­sia hack­ing our elec­tion is fake news with the im­pri­matur of in­tel­li­gence agen­cies and the CIA, and it’s brought to us by the same news­pa­pers that took out, tried to take out Richard Nixon,” Mr. Lim­baugh con­tin­ued. “And if I didn’t know bet­ter, I would say they are try­ing to re­live the mo­ment and ‘Water­gate’ Don­ald Trump.”

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