‘Beloved and besmirched’
The first sentence of the February 8 editorial in the AV Press (FBI chief warns of Russian info warfare) was, “Here we go again.” Indeed, it’s Russia-Russia-Russia, again, and again, and again.
The Mueller Report showed there was about $160,000 spent on Facebook and other social media by various entities possibly tied to Russia. The report concluded this did not affect the results of any elections.
Consider that over 2.6 billion dollars were spent on the 2016 presidential election to give perspective to the threat posed by the “fictional personas, bots, social media postings and disinformation” the editorial anguishes over.
Yet the editorial concludes, “Our nation is being tortured by Russia’s ongoing interference and we’ve got to put a stop to it.” Tortured by bots and posts?
What we need to put a stop to is over three years of non-stop hysteria by a biased press. The media breathlessly reported bombshells about the walls closing in, overwhelming evidence, Cohen implicates the president, Stormy Daniels, the creepy porn lawyer, campaign donation violations, foreign emoluments, collusion, obstruction, bribery, quid pro quo, Ukraine, impeachment, and always and forever Russia-Russia-Russia.
Our nation is being tortured, but it’s by tabloid sleaze and hyperbole masquerading as journalism. Journalists set aside all pretense of objectivity in their never ending, but always failing, attempts to besmirch our duly elected and beloved president, Donald John Trump.
Bill Homan Myrtle Beach