We’ve spent the last few days (and probably will most of this coming week) watching the usual suspects in the media as they attempted to knock down or explain away Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims.
What I suspect the media doesn’t understand is Donald Trump is playing a different game, a game using their own rules against them.
Then again I wonder how could his office during the election have been bugged in the first place?
Are we to believe that Trump Towers wouldn’t have security specifically at his headquarters?
I don’t know Lucy!
Let’s start with the keyword “legally.” They keep going over the ways Obama could have wiretapped Trump in a legal manner.
Who said anything about legal? Donald J. Trump has never said that Obama wiretapped him legally.
It’s funny to see the way the useless talking heads all blow past this point as if this dick Obama was beyond something like that.
“It appears that Trump issued his wild tweet storm Saturday morning largely by reports in conspiracy-minded right-wing media.
He signaled his lack of evidence first by reportedly pushing his White House staff to ransack sensitive intelligence information to find support for his claim.
Then on Sunday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wanted Congress to look into the matter and that the administration would offer no further comment.
Trump has a problem either way.
If he was not wiretapped, he invented a spectacularly false charge.
And if a court ordered some sort of surveillance of him, on what grounds did it do so?”
“Trump has a problem either way,” Dionne says, working from DNC script as usual.
He imagines only two possibilities: 1) Trump didn’t get wiretapped at all, and 2) Trump got wiretapped legally, with “a court ordering some sort of surveillance of him.”
Believe it or not, E. J. Dionne graduated summa cum laude from Harvard. (Source)
It’s hard to believe that we will hear it bandied about only on right-wing talk shows: 3) Trump was wiretapped illegally, by a gang of “plumbers.”
Earth to six and seven-figure journalists: Donald J. Trump is playing a game it’s fairly easy for him to win, at least within his own tribe.
Zero evidence; none at all.
You need to draw attention to that fact, and to very few others. But alas!
In the hands of our under-skilled cable talkers, we’ve already seen Trump’s wiretap claim end up seeming more credible.
The media pundits have peddled bullshit for many, many years.