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Looks like the Mainstream Media has decided not to go down with the SS Clinton Feculence.
Since the Clinton campaign of 1992, the general leftward tilt of the MSM morphed into open, full partnership with the Democratic Party. For a quarter of a century, every effort was made to downplay, spin, or defend the utterly sleazoid behavior of both Clintons.
The surprising success of both Trump and Sanders revealed the extent to which the ruling establishment (of which the MSM is a key component) was loathed. Also, as the MSM has become younger and even more expressly leftist, they must have felt a disconnect between their institutional obligations to their official candidate (Hillary) when another guy (Sanders) was taking positions closer to their own views.
In the traumatic aftermath, the unprofessional, near-hysterical MSM war on Trump drove a foolish complete buy-in to the always silly Russian-collusion story, which as it now turns out was actually a parting gift from Team Clinton: one last enormous, ugly lie to be defended and promulgated by their liegemen in the media. (For old times’ sake, I hope Lanny Davis appears on the cable shows every day to tell us each new development is “old news” and that we should “move on” instead of assisting the extreme right in the Clinton-bashing.)
But it’s not just Bill and Hillary who will leave the stage in bad odor. (Dean Baquet [NYT] and Marty Baron [WaPo] will certainly amputate the Clintons from the weird graft to the media they used to enjoy.) But everybody else connected to this “Russia collusion” fiasco will also go and that will be most of what’s left of the entire center-left of the party.
The net effect will be that the only people left standing in the Democratic Party will be the hard left, BLM, La Raza, and the Bernie Bros. Unless the GOP is even more feckless than I think (is that even possible?) and Donald Trump can engineer some spectacularly self-destructive policy-based acts (as opposed to the now normal stream of painfully, needlessly stupid remarks and tweets), the Democrats are pointed toward a McGovernite redux in 2020 in which a distinctly unlovable President slaughters a candidate deemed too far left to be taken seriously.