New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat joins Whiskey Politics with Dave Sussman at Freedom Fest to draw the curtain back on perceived bias at The New York Times. Ross and Dave discuss the decline of journalism, why many NY Times readers believe the paper isn’t HARD ENOUGH on Trump and both the FBI and the Justice Department. They finish with Ross’s recommended movie you should see in 2018.

Ross’s columns appear every Wednesday and Sunday. Previously, he was a senior editor and blogger at The Atlantic. He is the author of “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics,” published in 2012, and “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class” (2005), and a co-author, with Reihan Salam, of “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream” (2008). He is the film critic for National Review.

Find Ross at The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/by/ross-douthat

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and Twitter https://twitter.com/DouthatNYT.

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There are 5 comments.

  1. Member

    Mueller rewrote the statute to include intent in letting HRC off in July 2016. A normal person would have been sentenced to a long term in prisonfor a comparable offense. Mueller reopened the case in October because he was facing a revolt by FBI agents and the NYPD. Douthat appears to be unfamiliar with the particulars of what happened. He needs to read Andy McCarthy and Mollie Hemingway on these issues. The misuse of FISA to spy on the Trump campaign was outrageous.

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    • July 26, 2018 at 1:19 pm
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  2. Thatcher

    I’m surprised he had no thoughts about the damage this investigation is doing to our confidence in the justice system. I, and millions of other Americans, will never again regard the FBI with the same respect we had before Mueller/Comey. The deep state has been exposed.

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    • July 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm
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  3. Contributor

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Mueller rewrote the statute to include intent in letting HRC off in July 2016. A normal person would have been sentenced to a long term in prisonfor a comparable offense. Mueller reopened the case in October because he was facing a revolt by FBI agents and the NYPD. Douthat appears to be unfamiliar with the particulars of what happened. He needs to read Andy McCarthy and Mollie Hemingway on these issues. The misuse of FISA to spy on the Trump campaign was outrageous.

    Mueller or Comey?

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    • July 26, 2018 at 5:42 pm
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    I’m surprised he had no thoughts about the damage this investigation is doing to our confidence in the justice system. I, and millions of other Americans, will never again regard the FBI with the same respect we had before Mueller/Comey. The deep state has been exposed.

    I think voter confidence is waining in all the institutions. However, whatever one’s opinion is of the President, those who do not acknowledge the disinfecting sunlight being a long-term benefit that will lead to rebuilding trust are not seeing the forest for the trees. None of this would have happened under a Hillary admin. 

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    • July 26, 2018 at 5:47 pm
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  5. Member

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Mueller rewrote the statute to include intent in letting HRC off in July 2016. A normal person would have been sentenced to a long term in prisonfor a comparable offense. Mueller reopened the case in October because he was facing a revolt by FBI agents and the NYPD. Douthat appears to be unfamiliar with the particulars of what happened. He needs to read Andy McCarthy and Mollie Hemingway on these issues. The misuse of FISA to spy on the Trump campaign was outrageous.

    Mueller or Comey?

    Comey was head of the FBI during the time period when the spying on the Trump campaign occurred. If memory serves, they both played a role in getting Ashcroft to recuse himself and having Fitzgerald appointed in W’s administration. That led to the Scooter Libby persecution. The MO is similar which is not a coincidence.

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    • July 26, 2018 at 7:46 pm
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