(Natural News) Beginning shortly after President Donald J. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Americans were treated to a steady diet of stories from the American Pravda media claiming that he "colluded" with the Russian government to "steal the election."
For months information meant to substantiate the claim, made in the absence of any real evidence, was "leaked" to various news outlets known to be friendly to Clinton, Democrats, and every known enemy of Trump.
After a while, the leaks and the stories were reduced to a trickle, but they never completely disappeared. Just when you thought you'd heard the last of the bogus Trump-Russia collusion story, another 'angle' to it would pop up somewhere — The New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post being the most frequent distributors of said 'leaks.'
But then earlier this year a truly unique "twist" to the story emerged: The long-known "Trump dossier," which was paid for by Hillary's campaign and the Democratic National Committee, commissioned by a Democrat-friendly opposition research firm, and assembled by a former British spy using Russian government sources — was used by Obama's FBI and Justice Department to obtain a warrant from the secretive FISA court to spy on the Trump campaign.
Suddenly, the narrative changed from "Trump-Russia collusion" to "Clinton campaign-Obama administration-Russia" collusion; but instead of dutifully reporting the new twist, the American Pravda media went dark on the story.
But why? Lee Smith, writing at The Federalist, thinks he knows: Because these same media outlets were complicit in creating the bogus Trump-Russia narrative in the first place. So reporting on it now means they'd have to divulge their own involvement in the scandal.
If the press did its job and reported the facts, the argument goes, then it wouldn't just be Republicans and Trump supporters demanding accountability and justice. Americans across the political spectrum would understand the nature and extent of the abuses and crimes touching not just on one political party and its presidential candidate but the rights of every American.