For everyone except the mainstream media, it’s been clear for years now that Donald Trump was illegally spied on. The latest filing from Special Counsel John Durham has shown that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was also behind an intricate conspiracy to hack Trump and look for incriminating evidence, and possibly even plant incriminating evidence.
This is also very embarrassing news for the media, who have repeated endlessly that nobody spied on the Trump campaign.
The media’s dismissive approach to Trump’s spying allegations endured throughout his presidency. Whenever the issue was brought up on liberal TV networks, it elicited little more than eye-rolling and derision.
Lesley Stahl’s 2020 interview with Trump on CBS’s 60 Minutes is a perfect example of the media’s refusal even to entertain the spying accusations:
DONALD TRUMP: They spied on my campaign.
LESLEY STAHL: There is no real evidence of that.
TRUMP: Of course there is, it’s all over the place.
TRUMP: Lesley, they spied on my campaign, and they got caught.
STAHL: Can I say something? You know, this is 60 Minutes and we can’t put on things we can’t verify.
Stahl’s attitude at the time was perfectly in line with the rest of her colleagues’. For years, they smugly repeated that “there was no spying” of any sort on Trump or his campaign, while at the same time refusing to dig into the topic even slightly.
Newsbusters has a good supercut of the deceiving media:
Clinton is worse than Nixon.
And it’s always bad news when the spook agencies get involved in your country’s politics. I hope the US isn’t setting a trend for the rest of the West.